Taxon details

Paraplectana thorntoni (Blackwall, 1865)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: f
  • Last updated: 2022-06-08
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Africa, Madagascar, Yemen
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Taxonomic references
Eurysoma thorntoni Blackwall, 1865b: 348 (Df).
Paraplectana cabindae Brito Capello, 1867: 10, pl. 2, f. 6 (Df) [].
Paraplectana anchietae Brito Capello, 1867: 11, pl. 2, f. 5 (Df) [].
Peniza testudo Thorell, 1868b: 10 (Df) [].
Paraplectana thorntoni O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1879c: 293, pl. 27, f. 24 (f).
Paraplectana thorntoni Simon, 1895a: 880, f. 940 (f, S of Paraplectana cabindae and Peniza testudo).
Paraplectana thorntoni occidentalis Strand, 1916a: 101 (Df) [].
Paraplectana thorntoni Lessert, 1930: 660 (S of Paraplectana anchietae).
Paraplectana thorntoni Kolosváry, 1931: 1070, pl. 30, f. 4 (f).
Paraplectana thorntoni Nentwig et al., 2019: 38 (S of Paraplectana thorntoni occidentalis).
Paraplectana thorntoni du Preez & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2022: 23, f. 1a-1b, 2, 3a-3b (f habitus).
Paraplectana thorntoni Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2022f: 27, p. 26: 1 f., p. 27: 4 f. (f).

Blackwall, J. (1865b). Descriptions of recently discovered species and characters of a new genus, of Araneida from the East of Central Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (3) 16(95): 336-352. doi:10.1080/00222936508679441 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Brito Capello, F. de (1867). Descripçao de algunas especies novas ou pouco conhecidas de Crustaceo e Arachnidios de Portugal e possessoes portuguezas do Ultramar. Memorias da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa (N.S.) 4(1): 1-17. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S., Haddad, C. R., Foord, S. H., Lotz, L. N. & Webb, P. (2022f). The Araneidae of South Africa. Version 2: part 3 (Ne-U). South African National Survey of Arachnida Photo Identification Guide, Irene, 66 pp. doi:10.5281/zenodo.6326991 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kolosváry, G. (1931). Variations-Studien über "Gasteracantha" und "Argyope" Arten. Archivio Zoologico Italiano 16: 1055-1085. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lessert, R. de (1930). Araignées du Congo recueillies au cours de l'expédition organisée par l'American Museum (1909-1915). Quatrième et dernière partie. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 37: 613-672. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Nentwig, W., Blick, T., Gloor, D., Jäger, P. & Kropf, C. (2019). Tackling taxonomic redundancy in spiders: the infraspecific spider taxa described by Embrik Strand (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 58: 29-51. doi:10.30963/aramit5809 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1879c). On some new and little known species of Araneidea, with remarks on the genus Gasteracantha. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 47(2): 279-293, pl. 26-27. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1879.tb02656.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Preez, K. du & Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S. (2022). Notes on the red ladybird beetle spider Paraplectana thorntoni (Blackwall, 1865) from South Africa (Araneae: Araneidae). Sansa Newsletter 41: 23-25. 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

Strand, E. (1916a). Zehn neue äthiopische Lycosiden nebst Bemerkungen über einige weitere exotische Araneae. Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde 69: 97-118. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Thorell, T. (1868b). Araneae. Species novae minusve cognitae. In: Virgin, C. A. (ed.) Kongliga Svenska Fregatten Eugenies Resa omkring Jorden. Uppsala, Zoologi, Arachnida, pp. 1-34. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2022-06-08 New taxonomic reference entry Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2022f n/a
2022-04-30 New taxonomic reference entry du Preez & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2022 n/a
2019-09-16 New taxonomic reference entry Nentwig et al., 2019 n/a
2019-09-16 Species synonymy Nentwig et al., 2019 Paraplectana thorntoni occidentalis synonymized with Paraplectana thorntoni