Taxon details

Micrathena fissispina (C. L. Koch, 1836)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Brazil, French Guiana
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  • Holotype: Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (MNRJ), Brazil (database excerpt, August 2019); Micrathena tigris Mello-Leitão, 1932, (00453); 1 f (probably destroyed by the fire 2018)
Taxonomic references
Acrosoma fissispinum Koch, 1836a: 54, f. 208 (Df).
Plectana fissispina Walckenaer, 1841: 189.
Micrathena fissispina Simon, 1895a: 852, f. 903 (f).
Micrathena fissispina Reimoser, 1917: 120, pl. 7, f. 20 (f).
Micrathena tigris Mello-Leitão, 1932a: 87, f. 5 (Df).
Micrathena fissispina Chickering, 1960b: 2, f. 1-3 (f).
Micrathena fissispina Levi, 1985a: 478, f. 149-155 (f, Dm, S).
Micrathena fissispina Dierkens, 2011d: 100, f. 2, 18, 20, 39 (m).
Micrathena fissispina Magalhaes & Santos, 2012: 32, f. 35 (f).

Chickering, A. M. (1960b). Three new species of Micrathena (Araneae, Argiopidae) from South America. Breviora 121: 1-11. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dierkens, M. (2011d). Contribution à l'étude des Araneidae de la Guyane française 1: Gasteracanthinae. Cahiers Musée des Confluences - Études scientifiques 2: 99-108. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, C. L. (1836a). Die Arachniden. Dritter Band. C. H. Zeh'sche Buchhandlung, Nürnberg, pp. 1-104, pl. 73-105 (f. 164-245). [for the correct year of publication see Brignoli, 1985b] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.43744 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (1985a). The spiny orb-weaver genera Micrathena and Chaetacis (Araneae: Araneidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 150: 429-618. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Magalhaes, I. L. F. & Santos, A. J. (2012). Phylogenetic analysis of Micrathena and Chaetacis spiders (Araneae: Araneidae) reveals multiple origins of extreme sexual size dimorphism and long abdominal spines. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 166(1): 14-53. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00831.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Mello-Leitão, C. F. de (1932a). Notas sobre ao Micratheneas do Brasil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 4: 73-97. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Reimoser, E. (1917). Die Spinnengattung Micrathena Sundevall. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 67: 73-160. 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

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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