Taxon details

Chikunia nigra (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1880)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2019-05-27
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: India, Sri Lanka to Taiwan, Indonesia
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Taxonomic references
Argyrodes nigra O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1880b: 341, pl. 30, f. 20 (Dmf).
Theridion oxyurum Thorell, 1890a: 266 (Df).
Theridion nigrum Simon, 1905c: 58.
Theridula caudata Saitō, 1933b: 44, pl. 3, f. 4 (Df).
Chrysso nigra Levi, 1962b: 209, f. 1-2 (Tmf from Theridion).
Theridula caudata Lee, 1966: 30, f. 7e-g (f).
Chrysso nigra Yoshida, 1978a: 23, f. 4 (m, S).
Theridula caudata Hu, 1984: 174, f. 182.1-5 (f).
Chrysso nigra Yoshida, 1993c: 33, f. 15, 18-19 (m).
Chrysso nigra Zhu, 1998: 53, f. 27A-E (mf).
Chrysso nigra Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 103, f. 49G-H, O (mf).
Chrysso nigra Yin et al., 2012: 298, f. 110a-d (mf).
Chikunia nigra Grinsted, Agnarsson & Bilde, 2012: 1027 (Tmf from Chrysso).
Chikunia nigra Smith et al., 2019: 341, f. 1A-C, 6A-L, 9A-I (mf).

Grinsted, L., Agnarsson, I. & Bilde, T. (2012). Subsocial behaviour and brood adoption in mixed-species colonies of two theridiid spiders. Naturwissenschaften 99(12): 1021-1030. doi:10.1007/s00114-012-0983-4 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hu, J. L. (1984). The Chinese spiders collected from the fields and the forests. Tianjin Science and Technology Press, 482 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lee, C. L. (1966). [Spiders of Formosa (Taiwan)]. Taichung Junior Teachers College Publisher, 84 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (1962b). More American spiders of the genus Chrysso (Araneae, Theridiidae). Psyche, Cambridge 69(4): 209-237. doi:10.1155/1962/32404 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1880b). On some new and little known spiders of the genus Argyrodes. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 48(2): 320-344, Pl. XXVIII-XXX. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1880.tb06563.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Saitō, S. (1933b). Notes on the spiders from Formosa. Transactions of the Sapporo Natural History Society 13(1): 32-60, pl. 3. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1905c). Arachnides de Java, recueillis par le Prof. K. Kraepelin en 1904. Mitteilungen aus dem Naturhistorischen Museum in Hamburg 22: 49-73. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Smith, C., Cotter, A., Grinsted, L., Bowolaksono, A., Watiniasih, N. L. & Agnarsson, I. (2019). In a relationship: sister species in mixed colonies, with a description of new Chikunia species (Theridiidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 186(2): 337-252. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zly083 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

Thorell, T. (1890a). Studi sui ragni Malesi e Papuani. IV, 1. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 28: 5-421. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Yin, C. M., Peng, X. J., Yan, H. M., Bao, Y. H., Xu, X., Tang, G., Zhou, Q. S. & Liu, P. (2012). Fauna Hunan: Araneae in Hunan, China. Hunan Science and Technology Press, Changsha, 1590 pp. download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Yoshida, H. (1978a). On some Formosan spiders (1). Atypus 71: 21-28. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Yoshida, H. (1993c). East Asian species of the genus Chrysso (Araneae: Theridiidae). Acta Arachnologica 42: 27-34. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2019-05-27 Species distribution update Smith et al., 2019 n/a (Old value)
2019-05-27 New taxonomic reference entry Smith et al., 2019 n/a
2015-04-20 New taxonomic reference entry Grinsted, Agnarsson & Bilde, 2012 n/a
2015-04-20 Species transferred to new genus Grinsted, Agnarsson & Bilde, 2012 Species transferred from Chrysso to Chikunia