Taxon details

Anelosimus decaryi (Fage, 1930)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2019-01-05
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Seychelles (Aldabra), Madagascar, Comoros, Mayotte
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Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: British Museum of Natural History (BMNH)/Natural History Museum (NHMUK), London, UK; f (1978.11.1.22) of Anelosimus locketi (Roberts, 1983)
  • Allotype: British Museum of Natural History (BMNH)/Natural History Museum (NHMUK), London, UK; m (1978.11.1.23) of Anelosimus locketi (Roberts, 1983)
Taxonomic references
Theridion decaryi Fage, 1930: 26, f. 1-2 (Dmf).
Anelosimus locketi Roberts, 1983: 240, f. 89-94 (Dmf; N.B.: apparently considered a valid member of Selimus by Saaristo, 2006: 74).
Anelosimus decaryi Agnarsson & Kuntner, 2005: 589 (Tmf from Theridion, S).
Anelosimus decaryi Agnarsson et al., 2009: 86, f. 2A-F, 6A-E, 7A-C (mf).
Selimus decaryi Saaristo, 2010: 276, f. 37.149 (mf).
Anelosimus decaryi Agnarsson et al., 2015: 46, f. 17A-H (mf).

Agnarsson, I. & Kuntner, M. (2005). Madagascar: an unexpected hotspot of social Anelosimus spider diversity (Araneae: Theridiidae). Systematic Entomology 30(4): 575-592. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2005.00289.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Agnarsson, I., Kuntner, M., Coddington, J. A. & Blackledge, T. A. (2009). Shifting continents, not behaviours: independent colonization of solitary and subsocial Anelosimus spider lineages on Madagascar (Araneae, Theridiidae). Zoologica Scripta 39(1): 75-87. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2009.00406.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Agnarsson, I., Jencik, B. B., Veve, G. M., Hanitriniaina, S., Agostini, D., Goh, S. P., Pruitt, J. & Kuntner, M. (2015). Systematics of the Madagascar Anelosimus spiders: remarkable local richness and endemism, and dual colonization from the Americas. ZooKeys 509: 13-52. doi:10.3897/zookeys.509.8897 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Fage, L. (1930). Au sujet de deux araignées nouvelles trouvees dans les urnes de Nepenthes. Treubia 12(L1): 23-28. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roberts, M. J. (1983). Spiders of the families Theridiidae, Tetragnathidae and Araneidae (Arachnida: Araneae) from Aldabra atoll. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 77(3): 217-291. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1983.tb00099.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Saaristo, M. I. (2010). Araneae. In: Gerlach, J. & Marusik, Y. M. (eds.) Arachnida and Myriapoda of the Seychelles islands. Siri Scientific Press, Manchester, pp. 8-306. download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2015-08-13 New taxonomic reference entry Agnarsson et al., 2015 n/a