Taxon details

Artifex melanopyga (L. Koch, 1871)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2018-12-09
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Australia (Queensland)
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Universität Hamburg, Zoologisches Institut und Zoologisches Museum, Hamburg (ZMUH), Germany; f (Kallal & Hormiga, 2018b)
  • Syntype: Macleayi Museum University of Sydney (MMUS), Sydney, Australia; 3m, 2f, 9juv. (of Araneus mastersi) (Kallal & Hormiga, 2018b)
Taxonomic references
Epeira melanopyga L. Koch, 1871: 97, pl. 8, f. 2 (Df).
Epeira mastersii Bradley, 1876a: 146, pl. 1, f. 6 (Dmf) [].
Singotypa melanopygia Rainbow, 1916a: 87, pl. 21, f. 9 (Dm).
Phonognatha melanopyga Kuntner, Coddington & Hormiga, 2008: 170, f. 11D, H-I (mf).
Phonognatha melanopyga Kuntner, Coddington & Schneider, 2009: 1452, f. 1C (m).
Artifex melanopyga Kallal & Hormiga, 2018b: 1125, f. 1D, 10C, 39A-I, 40A-G, 41A-I (mf, T from Phonognatha, S of Araneus mastersi Bradley, 1876).

Bradley, H. B. (1876a). The araneids of the Chevert Expedition. Part I. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 1: 137-150. 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

Koch, L. (1871). Die Arachniden Australiens, nach der Natur beschrieben und abgebildet. Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg 1, 1-104. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kuntner, M., Coddington, J. A. & Hormiga, G. (2008). Phylogeny of extant nephilid orb-weaving spiders (Araneae, Nephilidae): testing morphological and ethological homologies. Cladistics 24(2): 147-217. doi:10.1111/j.1096-0031.2007.00176.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kuntner, M., Coddington, J. A. & Schneider, J. M. (2009). Intersexual arms race? Genital coevolution in nephilid spiders (Araneae, Nephilidae). Evolution 63: 1451-1463. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00634.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Rainbow, W. J. (1916a). Arachnida from northern Queensland. Records of the Australian Museum 11: 33-64, 79-119, pl. 14-16, 21-23. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2018-12-09 Species synonymy Kallal & Hormiga, 2018b Artifex mastersi synonymized with Artifex melanopyga
2018-12-09 New taxonomic reference entry Kallal & Hormiga, 2018b n/a
2018-12-09 Species transferred to new genus Kallal & Hormiga, 2018b Species transferred from Phonognatha to Artifex