Taxon details

Asagena americana Emerton, 1882

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-11-16
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Canada, USA, Mexico, China
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  • Holotype: Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), Harvard University, Cambridge, USA; m (Levi, 1957b)
Taxonomic references
Asagena americana Emerton, 1882: 23, pl. 4, f. 6 (Dm).
Asagena americana Keyserling, 1886b: 2, pl. 11, f. 135 (mf).
Asagena americana Simon, 1894a: 574, f. 586.
Asagena americana Emerton, 1902: 122, f. 287 (mf).
Asagena americana Bishop, 1925: 66, f. 1 (m).
Asagena americana Kaston, 1948: 73, f. 25-29 (mf, removed from S of A. dubia).
Steatoda americana Levi, 1957b: 400, f. 66-69 (mf).
Steatoda phalerata Hu & Wu, 1989: 132, f. 103.1-2 (f, misidentified).
Steatoda americana Knoflach, 1996d: 395, f. 58-64, 69, 74 (mf).
Steatoda americana Zhu, 1998: 338, f. 226A-E (mf).
Steatoda americana Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 128, f. 67C-D, K-L (mf).
Steatoda americana Paquin & Dupérré, 2003: 220, f. 2462-2464 (mf).
Steatoda americana Agnarsson, 2004: 607, f. 92D (m).
Steatoda americana Agnarsson, Coddington & Knoflach, 2007: 346, f. 17-19 (m).
Steatoda americana Agnarsson & Coddington, 2008: 53, f. 1C-D (m).
Asagena americana Wunderlich, 2008b: 199, f. 35 (Tmf from Steatoda).
Asagena americana Álvarez-Padilla & Hormiga, 2011a: 849, f. 136B, 138E (mf).
Asagena americana Zhang, Peng & Zhang, 2022: 30, f. 13A-C (f).

Agnarsson, I. (2004). Morphological phylogeny of cobweb spiders and their relatives (Araneae, Araneoidea, Theridiidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 141(4): 447-626. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2004.00120.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Agnarsson, I., Coddington, J. A. & Knoflach, B. (2007). Morphology and evolution of cobweb spider male genitalia (Araneae, Theridiidae). Journal of Arachnology 35: 334-395. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Agnarsson, I. & Coddington, J. A. (2008). Quantitative tests of primary homology. Cladistics 24: 51-61. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Álvarez-Padilla, F. & Hormiga, G. (2011a). Morphological and phylogenetic atlas of the orb-weaving spider family Tetragnathidae (Araneae: Araneoidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 162(4): 713-879. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00692.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Bishop, S. C. (1925). Singing spiders. New York State Museum Bulletin 260: 65-69. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Emerton, J. H. (1882). New England spiders of the family Theridiidae. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 6: 1-86. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Emerton, J. H. (1902). The common spiders of the United States. Boston, 225 pp. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.5617 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hu, J. L. & Wu, W. G. (1989). Spiders from agricultural regions of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. Shandong University Publishing House, Jinan, 435 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kaston, B. J. (1948). Spiders of Connecticut. Bulletin of the Connecticut State Geological and Natural History Survey 70: 1-874. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Keyserling, E. (1886b). Die Spinnen Amerikas. Theridiidae. Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg 2, 1-295. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.64832 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Knoflach, B. (1996d). Die Arten der Steatoda phalerata-Gruppe in Europa (Arachnida: Araneae, Theridiidae). Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 69(3-4): 377-404. doi:10.5169/seals-402640 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (1957b). The spider genera Crustulina and Steatoda in North America, Central America, and the West Indies (Araneae, Theridiidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 117: 367-424. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Paquin, P. & Dupérré, N. (2003). Guide d'identification des araignées de Québec. Fabreries, Supplement 11: 1-251. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1894a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome premier. Roret, Paris, pp. 489-760. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Song, D. X., Zhu, M. S. & Chen, J. (1999). The spiders of China. Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wunderlich, J. (2008b). On extant and fossil (Eocene) European comb-footed spiders (Araneae: Theridiidae), with notes on their subfamilies, and with descriptions of new taxa. Beiträge zur Araneologie 5: 140-469, 792-794, 796-800, 803, 819-859. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zhang, F., Peng, J. Y. & Zhang, B. S. (2022). Spiders of Mt. Xiaowutai. Science Press, Beijing, 387 pp. [pdf in three parts] download pdf download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zhu, M. S. (1998). Fauna Sinica: Arachnida: Araneae: Theridiidae. Science Press, Beijing, 436 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Date Type Reference Detail
2022-11-16 New taxonomic reference entry Zhang, Peng & Zhang, 2022 n/a
2020-06-06 Species distribution update Knoflach, 1996d n/a (Old value)