Taxon details

Micrathena plana (C. L. Koch, 1836)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Virgin Is. to Argentina
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  • Holotype: Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (MNRJ), Brazil (database excerpt, August 2019); Micrathena ornata Mello-Leitão, 1932, (18276); 1 f (destroyed by the fire 2018)
Taxonomic references
Acrosoma planum C. L. Koch, 1836a: 81, f. 228 (Df).
Plectana degeerii Walckenaer, 1841: 174 (Df; N.B.: omitted by Levi, 1985).
Plectana plana Walckenaer, 1841: 188.
Plectana alata Walckenaer, 1841: 193 (Df).
Acrosoma maronica Taczanowski, 1873: 272, pl. 6, f. 24 (Df).
Acrosoma alatum Butler, 1873b: 425.
Acrosoma degeeri Butler, 1873b: 425.
Micrathena plana Simon, 1895a: 852.
Micrathena alata Simon, 1895a: 859.
Micrathena maronica Simon, 1895a: 861.
Micrathena degeeri Petrunkevitch, 1911: 368 ().
Micrathena plana Reimoser, 1917: 109, pl. 5, f. 11 (f).
Micrathena ornata Mello-Leitão, 1932a: 86, f. 4 (Df) [].
Micrathena nitida Chickering, 1964a: 272, f. 51-56 (Dm).
Micrathena plana Levi, 1985a: 509, f. 311-325 (f, Sm).
Micrathena ornata Levi, 1985a: 546, f. 521-524 (f).
Micrathena plana Gonzaga & Santos, 2004: 333 (S).
Micrathena plana Magalhães & Santos, 2011b: 48 (S).
Micrathena plana Magalhães & Santos, 2012: 33, f. 17 (m).

Butler, A. G. (1873b). A list of the spiders of the genus Acrosoma. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 41(2): 420-429. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1873.tb00505.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chickering, A. M. (1964a). The genus Micrathena (Araneae, Araneidae) in the West Indies. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 131: 251-281. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gonzaga, M. O. & Santos, A. J. (2004). A new species and a new synonymy in the spiny orb-weaver spider genus Micrathena (Araneae, Araneidae). Journal of Arachnology 32: 332-335. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, C. L. (1836a). Die Arachniden. C. H. Zeh'sche Buchhandlung, Nürnberg, Dritter Band, 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. (2011b). Two new species and taxonomic notes on the Neotropical spiny orb-weaving spiders Micrathena and Chaetacis (Araneae: Araneidae), with remaks on the development of Micrathena excavata. Zootaxa 2983: 39-56. 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: 14-53. 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

Petrunkevitch, A. (1911). A synonymic index-catalogue of spiders of North, Central and South America with all adjacent islands, Greenland, Bermuda, West Indies, Terra del Fuego, Galapagos, etc. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 29: 1-791. 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

Taczanowski, L. (1873). Les aranéides de la Guyane française. Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae 9: 113-150, 261-286. [pdf includes Taczanowski, 1872] 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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