Taxon details

Gasteracantha geminata (Fabricius, 1798)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2020-05-18
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: India, Sri Lanka
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  • Holotype: ; Aranea geminata Fabricius, 1798 - type material probably lost or destroyed (Zimsen, 1964)
Taxonomic references
Aranea geminata Fabricius, 1798: 292 (Df).
Gasteracantha geminata C. L. Koch, 1837a: 16, f. 260 (f).
Plectana geminata Walckenaer, 1841: 158.
Gasteracantha connata Butler, 1873a: 168 (Df).
Gasteracantha rimata O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1879c: 282, pl. 26, f. 3 (Df).
Gasteracantha geminata Simon, 1895a: 836, f. 883-887 (f, Dm).
Gasteracantha geminata Pocock, 1900a: 233, f. 79 (f).
Gasteracantha geminata Dahl, 1914: 267, f. 11 (f).
Gasteracantha geminata Tikader, 1982a: 53, f. 107-110 (f).
Gasteracantha geminata Kim et al., 2013b: 175, f. 1-8 (f).
Gasteracantha geminata Sankaran, Jobi & Sebastian, 2015: 147, f. 1A-F, 2A-F (mf).
Gasteracantha geminata Caleb, 2020b: 15717, f. 3D, 24N (f).

Butler, A. G. (1873a). A monographic list of the species of Gasteracantha or crab-spiders, with descriptions of new species. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1873: 153-180. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Caleb, J. T. D. (2020b). Spider (Arachnida: Araneae) fauna of the scrub jungle in the Madras Christian College campus, Chennai, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(7): 15711-15766. doi:10.11609/jott.5758.12.7.15711-15766 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dahl, F. (1914). Die Gasteracanthen des Berliner Zoologischen Museums und deren geographische Verbreitung. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 7: 235-301. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Fabricius, J. C. (1798). Supplementum entomologiae systematicae. Hafniae, 572 pp. (Araneae, pp. 291-294). download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kim, J. P., Ye, S. H., Park, J. E., Jang, J. H. & Son, J. H. (2013b). Redescription of Gasteracantha geminata (Fabricius, 1798) (Araneae: Araneidae) from Sri Lanka. Korean Arachnology 29: 175-181. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, C. L. (1837a). Die Arachniden. C. H. Zeh'sche Buchhandlung, Nürnberg, Dritter Band, pp. 105-119, pl. 106-118 (f. 246-252); Vierter Band, pp. 1-108, pl. 119-138 (f. 253-318). [for the correct year of publication see Brignoli, 1985b] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.43744 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1879c). On some new and little known species of Araneidea, with remarks on the genus Gasteracantha. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 47(2): 279-293. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1879.tb02656.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R. I. (1900a). The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Arachnida. Taylor and Francis, London, 279 pp. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.48423 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Sankaran, P. M., Jobi, M. J. & Sebastian, P. A. (2015). Redescription of the orb-weaving spider Gasteracantha geminata (Fabricius, 1798) (Araneae, Araneidae). Zootaxa 3915(1): 147-150. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3915.1.10 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1895a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome premier. Roret, Paris, pp. 761-1084. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tikader, B. K. (1982a). Part 1. Family Araneidae (= Argiopidae). Typical orb-weavers. In: The fauna of India. Spiders: Araneae. Vol. II. Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, pp. 1-293. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Walckenaer, C. A. (1841). Histoire naturelle des Insects. Aptères. Tome deuxième. Roret, Paris, 549 pp., pl. 16-22. [not published in 1837, see pp. 430, 452, 505; plates in second pdf of Walckenaer, 1837] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.61095 download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Date Type Reference Detail
2020-05-18 New taxonomic reference entry Caleb, 2020b n/a
2015-02-10 New taxonomic reference entry Sankaran, Jobi & Sebastian, 2015 n/a