Taxon details

Micrathena spinosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2019-11-25
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Suriname, French Guyana, Brazil
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  • Holotype: British Museum of Natural History (BMNH)/Natural History Museum (NHMUK), London, UK; 1 specimen of Aranea aculeata Fabricius, 1775 (Zimsen, 1964)
Taxonomic references
Aranea spinosa Linnaeus, 1758: 624 (Df).
Aranea spinosa Fabricius, 1775: 435 (D).
Aranea aculeata Fabricius, 1775: 435 (Df).
Aranea elongato-spinosa De Geer, 1778: 323, pl. 39, f. 11-12 (Df).
Aranea spinosa Olivier, 1789: 205 (D).
Epeira aculeata Latreille, 1806: 103.
Plectana spinosa Walckenaer, 1841: 172.
Plectana aculeata Walckenaer, 1841: 180.
Acrosoma spinosa Taczanowski, 1873: 264.
Acrosoma aculeatum Butler, 1873b: 421.
Micrathena perlata Simon, 1895a: 852, f. 905 (Df).
Micrathena perlata Simon, 1897b: 467 (Df).
Micrathena aculeata Petrunkevitch, 1911: 364.
Micrathena spinosa Petrunkevitch, 1911: 379.
Micrathena spinosa Mello-Leitão, 1939e: 72, f. 54-55 (f).
Micrathena hamata Chickering, 1960b: 3, f. 4-7 (Dm).
Micrathena spinosa Levi, 1985a: 581, f. 696-703, 720, 728 (mf, S of Micrathena aculeata, M. elongatospinosa, M. hamata and M. perlata).
Micrathena spinosa Dierkens, 2011d: 101l, f. 11, 26, 51 (f).
Micrathena spinosa Magalhaes & Santos, 2012: 33, f. 14, 32-33 (mf).

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

De Geer, C. (1778). Des araignées. In: Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des insectes. Tome septième. Pierre Hesselberg, Stockholm, 176-324, pl. 11-19, 38-39. 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

Fabricius, J. C. (1775). Systema entomologiae, sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species, adiectis, synonymis, locis descriptionibus observationibus. Libraria Kortii, Flensbvrgi et Lipsiae [= Kortensche Buchhandlung, Flensburg & Leipzig], 832 pp. (Araneae, pp. 431-441). download pdf -- Show included taxa

Latreille, P. A. (1806). Genera crustaceorum et insectorum. Paris, tome 1, 302 pp. (Araneae, pp 82-127). 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

Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species cum characteribus differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius, Holmiae [= Stockholm], 821 pp. (Araneae, pp. 619-624). doi:10.5962/bhl.title.542 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 (1939e). Araignées américaines du Musee d'histoire naturelle de Bâle. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 46: 43-93. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Olivier, G. A. (1789). Araignée, Aranea. In: Encyclopédie Méthodique, Histoire Naturelle, Insectes. Tome quatrième. Panckoucke, Paris, pp. 173-240. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.82248 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

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

Simon, E. (1897b). Etudes arachnologiques. 27e Mémoire. XLII. Descriptions d'espèces nouvelles de l'ordre des Araneae. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 65: 465-510. 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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Date Type Reference Detail
2019-11-25 Taxonomic reference assigned to new taxon Taxonomic reference entry assigned to Micrathena horrida (Taczanowski, 1873)
2019-11-25 Taxonomic reference assigned to new taxon Taxonomic reference entry assigned to Micrathena horrida (Taczanowski, 1873)