Taxon details

Melpomene elegans O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2017-09-13
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Mexico
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Taxonomic references
Melpomene elegans O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898a: 285, pl. 39, f. 6 (Dm).
Agelenopsis elegans F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1902a: 336, pl. 31, f. 37 (m).
Agelena elegans Petrunkevitch, 1911: 527.
Melpomene elegans Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942b: 238.
Melpomene elegans Lehtinen, 1967: 449, f. 249 (m).
Melpomene elegans Maya-Morales & Jiménez, 2017b: 582, f. 1A-B, 3A-C, 4A-B (Df).

Chamberlin, R. V. & Ivie, W. (1942b). Agelenidae of the genera Hololena, Novalena, Rualena and Melpomene. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 35: 203-241. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lehtinen, P. T. (1967). Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha. Annales Zoologici Fennici 4: 199-468. [second pdf: index and outline by V. D. Roth (unpubl.)] download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Maya-Morales, J. & Jiménez, M. L. (2017b). Two new species of Melpomene from Mexico and description of the female of Melpomene elegans (Araneae: Agelenidae). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 88(3): 579-586. doi:10.1016/j.rmb.2017.07.013 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Petrunkevitch, A. (1911). A synonymic index-catalogue of spiders of North, Central and South America with all adjacent islands, Greenland, Bermuda, West Indies, Terra del Fuego, Galapagos, etc. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 29: 1-791. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1898a). Arachnida. Araneida. In: Biologia Centrali-Americana, Zoology. London 1, 233-288. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, F. O. (1902a). Arachnida - Araneida and Opiliones. In: Biologia Centrali-Americana, Zoology. London 2, 313-424. download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2017-09-13 New taxonomic reference entry Maya-Morales & Jiménez, 2017b n/a
2017-09-13 First description of female Maya-Morales & Jiménez, 2017b n/a (Old value)