Taxon details

Xylethrus superbus Simon, 1895

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2017-07-11
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil
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  • It is widely assumed that most of the type material from Simon can be found in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France
Taxonomic references
Xylethrus superbus Simon, 1895a: 865, f. 926-927 (f, Dm).
Xylethrus trifidus Simon, 1895g: 157 (Df).
Xylethrus superbus Simon, 1895g: 158 (Df).
Xylethrus peruanus Archer, 1971: 157, f. 1-2 (Df).
Xylethrus superbus Levi, 1996b: 134, f. 248-258, 271-276 (f, Dm, S; N.B.: Simon's m is a misidentified member of Enacrosoma anomalum).
Xylethrus superbus Galvis, Flórez-Daza & Albornoz, 2017: 157, f. 1-4 (f).

Archer, A. F. (1971). Especies nuevas de argiopidos peruanos. Revista Peruana de Entomología Agricola 14: 157-159. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Galvis, W., Flórez-Daza, E. & Albornoz, M. (2017). A new record of the orb-weaving spider Xylethrus superbus Simon (Araneae: Araneidae), the northernmost known from South America. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 30: 157-158. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (1996b). The American orb weavers Hypognatha, Encyosaccus, Xylethrus, Gasteracantha, and Enacrosoma (Araneae, Araneidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 155: 89-157. 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. (1895g). Etudes arachnologiques. 26e. XLI. Descriptions d'espèces et de genres nouveaux de l'ordre des Araneae. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64: 131-160. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Date Type Reference Detail
2017-07-11 New taxonomic reference entry Galvis, Flórez-Daza & Albornoz, 2017 n/a