Taxon details

Ballagascar insularis (Peckham & Peckham, 1885)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2020-12-30
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Madagascar
Type deposit provide information
  • Syntype: Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), Harvard University, Cambridge, USA; 1m 1f (21682) (Wesołowska, 2019)
Taxonomic references
Homalattus insularis Peckham & Peckham, 1885a: 29, f. 3-3a (Dmf).
Homalattus insularis Roewer, 1955c: 1529 (nomen dubium ['nicht zu deuten']).
Colaxes insularis Wesołowska, 2019: 58, f. 1-12 (mf, T from Homalattus, removed from nomen dubium).
Ballagascar insularis Azarkina & Haddad, 2020: 37, f. 55-56, 444 (m, T from Colaxes).

Azarkina, G. N. & Haddad, C. R. (2020). Partial revision of the Afrotropical Ballini, with the description of seven new genera (Araneae: Salticidae). Zootaxa 4899(1): 15-92. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4899.1.4 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peckham, G. W. & Peckham, E. G. (1885a). On some new genera and species of the Attidae, from Madagascar and Central America. Proceedings of the Natural History Society of Wisconsin 1885: 23-42, pl. 1. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roewer, C. F. (1955c). Katalog der Araneae von 1758 bis 1940, bzw. 1954. 2. Band, Abt. a (Lycosaeformia, Dionycha [excl. Salticiformia]). 2. Band, Abt. b (Salticiformia, Cribellata) (Synonyma-Verzeichnis, Gesamtindex). Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, Bruxelles, 1751 pp. download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesołowska, W. (2019). Colaxes insularis (Peckham & Peckham, 1885) is a valid species of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae: Ballinae). Israel Journal of Entomology 49(1): 57-61. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3539465 download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Metzner, H. (2019). Jumping spiders (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae) of the world. Online at

Prószyński, J. (2016). Monograph of Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2015. Part II. Global Species Database of Salticidae (Araneae). Version October 30th, 2016, online at download pdf

Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2020-12-30 New taxonomic reference entry Azarkina & Haddad, 2020 n/a
2020-12-30 Species transferred to new genus Azarkina & Haddad, 2020 Species transferred from Colaxes to Ballagascar
2019-11-22 New taxonomic reference entry Roewer, 1955c n/a
2019-11-22 New taxonomic reference entry Peckham & Peckham, 1885a n/a
2019-11-22 New taxonomic reference entry Wesołowska, 2019 n/a
2019-11-22 Species transferred to new genus Wesołowska, 2019 Species transferred from Homalattus to Colaxes
2019-11-22 Species updated Wesołowska, 2019 New status (Old value)