Taxon details

Gasteracantha versicolor (Walckenaer, 1841)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Central, East, Southern Africa
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Type deposit provide information
  • Syntype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany (database export of type material, March 2019); Gasteracantha scapha Gerstäcker, 1873, (2359)
  • Syntype: Museo di Storia Naturale, Università degli Studi di Firenze (MZUF), Florence, Italy; 2f (066, 067) of Gasteracantha versicolor nigristerna (Berdondini & Whitman, 2003)
Taxonomic references
Plectana versicolor Walckenaer, 1841: 161 (Df).
Gasteracantha scapha Gerstaecker, 1873: 487 (Df).
Gasteracantha versicolor Dahl, 1914: 279.
Gasteracantha versicolor nigristerna Caporiacco, 1941b: 88 (Df).
Gasteracantha versicolor Benoit, 1962a: 61, f. 40 (S).
Gasteracantha versicolor Emerit, 1968: 898, f. 1-3 (mf).
Gasteracantha versicolor Emerit, 1973: 686, f. 5A. pl. IIA-B (Dm).
Gasteracantha versicolor Emerit, 1974: 103, f. 28F, 47A-B (mf).
Gasteracantha versicolor Benoit & Emerit, 1975: 330, f. 11-12 (m).

Benoit, P. L. G. (1962a). Monographie des Araneidae-Gasteracanthinae africains (Araneae). Annales, Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Sciences zoologiques 112: 1-70. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Benoit, P. L. G. & Emerit, M. (1975). Mise à jour des connaissances concernant les Araneidae-Gasteracanthinae africains. Revue Zoologique Africaine 89: 321-336. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Caporiacco, L. di (1941b). Arachnida (esc. Acarina). Araneae. Missione Biologica Sagan-Omo, Reale Accademia d’Italia, Roma 12(Zoologia 6): 46-175. [the page numbers given at the single species partly refer to a differently paginated reprint] 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

Emerit, M. (1968). Le comportement sexuel d'une araignée Argiopidae malgache à grand dimorphism sexuel: Gasteracantha versicolor Walck. (Araneidae). Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris (2) 39: 898-907. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Emerit, M. (1973). Contribution à la connaissance des Araneidae Gasteracanthinae du sud-est africain: les gasteracanthes du Natal Museum. Annals of the Natal Museum 21: 675-695. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Emerit, M. (1974). Arachnides araignées Araneidae Gasteracanthinae. Faune Madagascar 38: 1-215. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gerstaecker, A. (1873). Arachnoidea. In: Die Gliederthier-Fauna des Sansibar-Gebietes. Nach dem von Dr. O. Kersten während der v. d. Decken'schen Ost-Afrikanischen Expedition im Jahre 1862 und von C. Cooke auf der Insel Sansibar im Jahre 1864 gesammelten Material. C. F. Winter, Leipzig, 461-503 (Araneae, pp. 473-503). doi:10.5962/bhl.title.10149 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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