Taxon details

Artiphex melanopyga (L. Koch, 1871)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-08-23
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Australia (Queensland)
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Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Zoologisches Museum Hamburg (ZMH), Hamburg, Germany; f (Kallal & Hormiga, 2018b)
  • Syntype: Macleay Museum University of Sydney (MMUS), Sydney, Australia; 3m, 2f, 9juv. (of Araneus mastersi) (Kallal & Hormiga, 2018b)
  • Syntype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany (database export of type material, March 2019); Epeira melanopyga L. Koch, 1871, (3349)
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).
Artiphex melanopyga Kallal & Hormiga, 2022b: 394 (T from Artifex).

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

Kallal, R. J. & Hormiga, G. (2022b). Artiphex nom. nov. (Araneae: Araneidae), a new replacement name for Artifex Kallal & Hormiga, 2018, preoccupied by Artifex Silveira, 2008 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Zootaxa 5175(3): 394. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.5175.3.7 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

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

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2022-08-23 New taxonomic reference entry Kallal & Hormiga, 2022b n/a
2022-08-23 Species transferred to new genus Kallal & Hormiga, 2022b Species transferred from Artifex to Artiphex
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