Taxon details

Latrodectus katipo Powell, 1871

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: New Zealand
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Taxonomic references
Latrodectus katipo Powell, 1871: 57, pl. 5, f. a-g (Dmf).
Theridium melanozantha Urquhart, 1887: 102, pl. 8, f. 8 (Dmj).
Theridium zebrinia Urquhart, 1890c: 256 (Df).
Latrodectus katipo atritus Urquhart, 1890c: 259 (Df; omitted by Roewer) [].
Latrodectus katipo F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1902c: 255, pl. 27, f. 5.
Latrodectus katipo Gerschman & Schiapelli, 1942: 10 (removed from S of L. hasselti).
Latrodectus hasseltii atritus Parrott, 1948: 162 (recognized as subspecies).
Latrodectus mactans Levi, 1959c: 27 (S, rejected).
Latrodectus atritus Forster, 1995a: 23 (elevated from subspecies).
Latrodectus katipo Forster, 1995a: 22 (removed mf from S of L. mactans).
Latrodectus katipo Vink et al., 2008: 599, f. 3A-J (mf, S).
Latrodectus katipo Paquin, Vink & Dupérré, 2010: 62, f. 34.4-6 (mf).

Forster, L. (1995a). The behavioural ecology of Latrodectus hasselti (Thorell), the Australian redback spider (Araneae: Theridiidae): a review. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 52: 13-24. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gerschman, B. S. & Schiapelli, R. D. (1942). Revisión del género Latrodectus Walckenaer 1805. In: Sampayo, R. (ed.) Latrodectus mactans y latrodectismo. Buenos Aires 2(Syst.), 1-23. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (1959c). The spider genus Latrodectus (Araneae, Theridiidae). Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 78: 7-43. 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

Parrott, A. W. (1948). The katipo spider of New Zealand (Latrodectus hasaseltii Thorell). Records of the Canterbury Museum 5: 161-165. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, F. O. (1902c). On the spiders of the genus Latrodectus, Walckenaer. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 72(I, 1): 247-261, Pl. XXVI-XXVII. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Powell, L. (1871). On Latrodectus (katipo), the poisonous spider of New Zealand. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 3: 56-59. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Urquhart, A. T. (1887). On new species of Araneida. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 19: 72-118. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Urquhart, A. T. (1890c). Descriptions of new species of Araneidae. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 22: 239-266. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Vink, C., Sirvid, P. J., Malumbres-Olarte, J., Griffiths, J. W., Paquin, P. & Paterson, A. M. (2008). Species status and conservation issues of New Zealand's endemic Latrodectus spider species (Araneae: Theridiidae). Invertebrate Systematics 22: 589-604. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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