Taxon details

Macracantha arcuata (Fabricius, 1793)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2021-04-16
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia
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Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: ; Aranea arcuata Fabricius, 1793 - type material probably lost or destroyed (Zimsen, 1964)
Taxonomic references
Aranea arcuata Fabricius, 1793: 425 (Df).
Epeira curvicauda Vauthier, 1824: 261, pl. 18, f. 1-6 (Df).
Gasteracantha arcuata C. L. Koch, 1837a: 34, f. 270 (f).
Plectana curvicauda Walckenaer, 1841: 175.
Plectana arcuata Walckenaer, 1841: 177.
Plectana arcuata Doleschall, 1859: 42, pl. 12, f. 3 (f).
Macracantha curvicauda Simon, 1864: 287.
Macracantha arquata Simon, 1864: 287 (lapsus).
Gasteracantha curvicauda van Hasselt, 1882: 11.
Gasteracantha beccarii van Hasselt, 1882: 11, pl. 4, f. 1 (Dj).
Actinacantha arcuata Simon, 1886a: 147.
Gasteracantha fabricii Simon, 1899a: 94 (Df).
Gasteracantha arcuata Simon, 1903h: 301 (Dm).
Gasteracantha arcuata Simon, 1904b: 282, pl. 16, f. 4 (f).
Gasteracantha arcuata Dahl, 1914: 242, f. 1 (f).
Gasteracantha arcuata Tikader, 1982a: 69, f. 139-142 (f).
Gasteracantha arcuata Yin et al., 1997d: 94, f. 23a-c (f).
Gasteracantha arcuata Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 281, f. 167N-P, 168A-B, O (f).
Macracantha arcuata Tan et al., 2019a: 47, f. 1G, 11A-E (f).
Macracantha arcuata Macharoenboon, Siriwut & Jeratthitikul, 2021: 43, f. 9A-B, 12A-C (f).

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

Doleschall, L. (1859). Tweede Bijdrage tot de kennis der Arachniden van den Indischen Archipel. Acta Societatis Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae 5(5): 1-60, pl. 1-17. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Fabricius, J. C. (1793). Entomologiae systematica emendata et aucta, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species adjectis synonimis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Tom. II. Christian Gottlieb Proft, Hafniae [= Copenhagen], 519 pp. [Aranea pp. 407-428]. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.122153 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hasselt, A. W. M. van (1882). Araneae. In: Veth, P. J. (ed.) Midden-Sumatra 4A(11). Reizen en onderzoekingen der Sumatra-expeditie, uitgerust door het aardrijkskundig genootschap, 1877-1879. Brill, Leiden, pp. 1-56, pl. 1-5. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.119451 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

Macharoenboon, K., Siriwut, W. & Jeratthitikul, E. (2021). A review of the taxonomy of spiny-backed orb-weaving spiders of the subfamily Gasteracanthinae (Araneae, Araneidae) in Thailand. ZooKeys 1032: 17-62. doi:10.3897/zookeys.1032.62001 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1864). Histoire naturelle des araignées (aranéides). Paris, 540 pp. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.47654 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1886a). Arachnides recueillis par M. A. Pavie (sous chef du service des postes au Cambodge) dans le royaume de Siam, au Cambodge et en Cochinchine. Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux 40: 137-166. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1899a). Contribution à la faune de Sumatra. Arachnides recueillis par M. J. L. Weyers, à Sumatra. (Deuxiéme mémoire). Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 43: 78-125. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1903h). Etudes arachnologiques. 34e Mémoire. LIV. Arachnides recueillis à Sumatra par M. J. Bouchard. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 72(2): 301-310. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1904b). Arachnides recueillis par M. A. Pavie en Indochine. In: Mission Pavie en Indochine 1879-1895. III. Recherches sur l'histoire naturells de l'Indochine Orientale. Paris, pp. 270-295. 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

Tan, J., Chan, Z. J., Ong, C. A. & Yong, H. S. (2019a). Phylogenetic relationships of Actinacantha Simon, Gasteracantha Sundevall, Macracantha Hasselt and Thelacantha Simon spiny orbweavers (Araneae: Araneidae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 67: 32-55. doi:10.26107/RBZ-2019-0003 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

Vauthier, C. (1824). Description d'une nouvelle espèce d'Arachnide du genre Epeira de M. Walckenaer. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Paris 1: 261-264. 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

Yin, C. M., Wang, J. F., Zhu, M. S., Xie, L. P., Peng, X. J. & Bao, Y. H. (1997d). Fauna Sinica: Arachnida: Araneae: Araneidae. Science Press, Beijing, 460 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Date Type Reference Detail
2021-04-16 New taxonomic reference entry Macharoenboon, Siriwut & Jeratthitikul, 2021 n/a
2019-03-14 New taxonomic reference entry Tan et al., 2019a n/a