Taxon details

Backobourkia brouni (Urquhart, 1885)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Australia, New Zealand
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Taxonomic references
Epeira brounii Urquhart, 1885: 32, pl. 10, f. 5a-d (Df, not m = Eriophora pustulosa).
Epeira brounii indistincta Urquhart, 1885: 33 (D).
Araneus brouni Dalmas, 1917a: 383, f. 47-48, 50 (mf).
Araneus heroine Dondale, 1966: 1166, f. 2A-C (mf, misidentified, in part).
Araneus heroine Gibbs, 1982: 4, f. 1 (f, misidentified).
Eriophora heroine Court & Forster, 1988: 100, f. 352, 504-506, 508-513 (mf, T from Araneus, S of Araneus brouni; misidentified and S rejected by Framenau et al., 2010: 96).
Backobourkia brounii Framenau et al., 2010: 96, f. 1A-B, 5C-D, 10A-G (mf, removed from S of B. heroine, contra Court & Forster, 1988: 100).
Backobourkia brounii Paquin, Vink & Dupérré, 2010: 48, f. 25.7-8 (mf).

Court, D. J. & Forster, R. R. (1988). The spiders of New Zealand: Part VI. Family Araneidae. Otago Museum Bulletin 6: 68-124. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dalmas, R. de (1917a). Araignées de Nouvelle-Zélande. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 86: 317-430. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dondale, C. D. (1966). The spider fauna (Araneida) of deciduous orchards in the Australian Capital Territory. Australian Journal of Zoology 14(6): 1157-1192. doi:10.1071/ZO9661157 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Framenau, V. W., Dupérré, N., Blackledge, T. A. & Vink, C. (2010). Systematics of the new Australasian orb-weaving spider genus Backobourkia (Araneae: Araneidae: Araneinae). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 68: 79-111. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gibbs, D. (1982). Australian spider in New Zealand: First record of Araneus heroine (Koch 1871). Weta 5: 1-5. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Paquin, P., Vink, C. & Dupérré, N. (2010). Spiders of New Zealand: annotated family key & species list. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, New Zealand, 118 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Urquhart, A. T. (1885). On the spiders of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 17: 31-53, pl. 9-11. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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