Taxon details

Paidiscura dromedaria (Simon, 1880)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2019-02-19
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Cape Verde Is., Spain, France, Italy, Greece, North Africa to Middle East
Type deposit provide information
  • It is widely assumend that most of the type material from Simon can be found in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France
  • Holotype: Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main (SMF), Germany (data base search of type material, 11.01.2019); Achaearanea caboverdensis G.Schmidt & Piepho, 1994, 1 f (37502-115)
Taxonomic references
Theridion palustre Pavesi, 1880b: 328 (Dm).
Theridion dromedarius Simon, 1880g: 99 (Dm).
Theridion bigibbum O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1912a: 403, f. 51 (Dm).
Theridium dromedarium Spassky & Shnitnikov, 1937: 271, f. 1-2 (mf).
Achaearanea dromedaria Denis, 1962a: 62 (removed from S of Theridion tuberculatum, Tmf, rejected).
Theridion dromedarium Wunderlich, 1977a: 290, f. 3-7 (mf, S).
Theridion dromedarius Levy & Amitai, 1982a: 110, f. 58-64 (mf; not a synonym of Theridion tuberculatum).
Paidiscura dromedaria Wunderlich, 1987a: 215 (Tmf from Theridion).
Achaearanea caboverdensis Schmidt & Piepho, in Schmidt, Geisthardt & Piepho, 1994: 96, f. 10 (Df).
Paidiscura dromedaria Schmidt & Krause, 1996: 263 (S).
Theridion dromedarius Levy, 1998b: 205, f. 390-396 (mf).
Paidiscura dromedaria Knoflach & Thaler, 2000: 429, f. 30, 33, 36, 41-42, 58 (mf, S).
Paidiscura dromedaria Wunderlich, 2008b: 392, f. 551-552 (m).
Theridion dromedarius Le Peru, 2011: 476, f. 813 (mf).

Denis, J. (1962a). Les araignées de l'archipel de Madère (Mission du Professeur Vandel). Publicações do Instituto Zoologia Doutor Augusto Nobre 79: 1-118. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Knoflach, B. & Thaler, K. (2000). Notes on Mediterranean Theridiidae (Araneae) - I. Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 78: 411-442. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Le Peru, B. (2011). The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levy, G. & Amitai, P. (1982a). The comb-footed spider genera Theridion, Achaearanea and Anelosimus of Israel (Araneae: Theridiidae). Journal of Zoology, London 196: 81-131. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levy, G. (1998b). Araneae: Theridiidae. In: Fauna Palaestina, Arachnida III. Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem, 228 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pavesi, P. (1880b). Studi sugli Aracnidi africani. I. Aracnidi di Tunisia. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 15: 283-388. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1912a). A contribution towards the knowledge of the spiders and other arachnids of Switzerland. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 82(2): 393-405. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1912.tb07025.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schmidt, G., Geisthardt, M. & Piepho, F. (1994). Zur Kenntnis der Spinnenfauna der Kapverdischen Inseln (Arachnida: Araneida). Mitteilungen des Internationalen Entomologischen Vereins 19: 81-126. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schmidt, G. & Krause, R. H. (1996). Weitere Spinnenfunde von den Kanarischen Inseln, hauptsächlich von Fuerteventura und Lobos (Arachnida: Araneae). Faunistische Abhandlungen, Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde Dresden 20: 259-273. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1880g). Description de trois espèces nouvelles d'araignées d'Egypte. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (5) 10(Bull.): 98-99. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Spassky, S. A. & Shnitnikov, V. N. (1937). Materialy a faune paukov Kazakhstana. Akademii Naouk Soiouza Trudy Kazachstanskogo Filiala 2: 265-300. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wunderlich, J. (1977a). Zur Synonymie südeuropäischer Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneida: Theridiidae, Linyphiidae, Gnaphosidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 57: 289-293. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wunderlich, J. (1987a). Die Spinnen der Kanarischen Inseln und Madeiras: Adaptive Radiation, Biogeographie, Revisionen und Neubeschreibungen. Triops, Langen, 435 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

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2016-12-28 Species distribution update IJland & van Helsdingen, 2016 n/a (Old value)