Taxon details

Phonognatha melania (L. Koch, 1871)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2018-12-09
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Australia
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Type deposit provide information
  • Syntype: Zoologisches Museum Hamburg (ZMH), Hamburg, Germany; f (Kallal & Hormiga, 2018b)
  • Syntype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany (database export of type material, March 2019); Epeira melania L. Koch, 1871, (3345)
Taxonomic references
Epeira melania L. Koch, 1871: 100, pl. 8, f. 3 (Df).
Meta melania Keyserling, 1887a: 207, pl. 18, f. 7 (Dm).
Singotypa melania Simon, 1894a: 749.
Singotypa pallida Dalmas, 1917b: 435 (Dm) [].
Phonognatha melania Dondale, 1966: 1172, f. 5H-O (mf).
Phonognatha melania Hickman, 1967: 56, f. 99-102 (mf).
Phonognatha melania Kallal & Hormiga, 2018b: 1091, f. 15A-I, 16A-G, 17A-I (mf, S of Phonognatha pallida).

Dalmas, R. de (1917b). Trois araignées nouvelles d'Australie. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 86: 431-436. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dondale, C. D. (1966). The spider fauna (Araneida) of deciduous orchards in the Australian Capital Territory. Australian Journal of Zoology 14(6): 1157-1192. doi:10.1071/ZO9661157 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hickman, V. V. (1967). Some common spiders of Tasmania. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 112 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kallal, R. J. & Hormiga, G. (2018b). Systematics, phylogeny and biogeography of the Australasian leaf-curling orb-weaving spiders (Araneae: Araneidae: Zygiellinae), with a comparative analysis of retreat evolution. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 184(4): 1055-1141. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zly014 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Keyserling, E. (1887a). Die Arachniden Australiens, nach der Natur beschrieben und abgebildet. Zweiter Theil [Lieferung 35-36]. Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg, 153-232, pl. 12-20. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.121660 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, L. (1871). Die Arachniden Australiens, nach der Natur beschrieben und abgebildet [Erster Theil, Lieferung 1-2]. Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg, 1-104, pl. 1-8. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.121660 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1894a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome premier. Roret, Paris, pp. 489-760. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2018-12-09 New taxonomic reference entry Kallal & Hormiga, 2018b n/a
2018-12-09 Species synonymy Kallal & Hormiga, 2018b Phonognatha pallida synonymized with Phonognatha melania