Taxon details

Nigma walckenaeri (Roewer, 1951)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-01-21
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Europe, Turkey, Caucasus
Type deposit: provide information
Taxonomic references
Aranea viridissima Walckenaer, 1802: 212 (Dmf; preoccupied by De Geer, 1778).
Drassus viridissimus Walckenaer, 1805: 46.
Ergatis viridissima Blackwall, 1841: 608.
Argus viridissimus Walckenaer, 1847a: 501.
Dictyna viridissima Simon, 1874a: 183.
Dictyna viridissima Bertkau, 1883: 379, pl. 11, f. 8 (f).
Dictyna viridissima Becker, 1896: 216, pl. 14, f. 3 (mf).
Dictyna viridissima Berland, 1913c: 34, f. 23-26 (mf).
Dictyna viridissima vulnerata Simon, 1914: 51, 63 (Df) [].
Dictyna viridissima Simon, 1914: 51, 63, f. 100 (mf).
Dictyna viridissima Gerhardt, 1921: 96, 173, f. 8 (m).
Dictyna viridissima Reimoser, 1932: 60, f. 5 (mf).
Dictyna viridissima Drensky, 1940: 181, f. 7, 9a (mf).
Dictyna viridissima Chrysanthus, 1949b: 352, f. 5 (m).
Dictyna viridissima Locket & Millidge, 1951: 64, f. 26C-D, F, 27B (mf).
Dictyna walckenaeri Roewer, 1951: 454 (replacement name; this younger name than N. vulnerata is protected by usage for reasons of stability, compare ICZN Article 23.9.3).
Dictyna walckenaeri Wiehle, 1953: 76, f. 164-171b (mf).
Heterodictyna viridissima Chamberlin & Gertsch, 1958: 47 (T from Dictyna).
Nigma walckenaeri Lehtinen, 1967: 252 (T from Heterodictyna).
Dictyna viridissima Loksa, 1969: 39, f. 24F, 25, 27A, 30A, E (mf).
Nigma vulnerata Schmidt, 1973: 359 (elevated from subspecies).
Heterodictyna walckenaeri Locket, Millidge & Merrett, 1974: 2.
Dictyna viridissima Barrientos & Ferrández, 1982: 84, f. 2B, 3B (m).
Nigma walckenaeri Roberts, 1985: 52, f. 15c (mf).
Nigma walckenaeri Heimer & Nentwig, 1991: 380, f. 986 (mf).
Nigma walckenaeri Roberts, 1995: 87, f. (mf).
Nigma walckenaeri Roberts, 1998: 89, f. (mf).
Nigma walckenaeri Topçu, Demir & Seyyar, 2005: 124, f. 5 (m).
Nigma walckenaeri Wunderlich, 2011: 313, f. 3, 7, 11-12, 16 (m).
Nigma walckenaeri Allen, 2019: 29, f. 1-2 (m).
Nigma walckenaeri Lecigne et al., 2022: 27, f. 11A-D (m, S of Nigma vulnerata).

Allen, D. (2019). First record of the dictynid spider Nigma walckenaeri (Roewer, 1951) in Yorkshire. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 144: 29-30. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Barrientos, J. A. & Ferrández, M.-Á. (1982). La colección de araneidos del Departamento de Zoología de la Universidad de Salamanca, III: arañas migalomorfas, haploginas, y cribeladas. Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología 5: 75-86. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Becker, L. (1896). Les arachnides de Belgique, deuxième et troisième parties. Annales du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique 12(2): 1-127, pl. 1-25 & 12(3): 1-378, pl. 1-18. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.48721 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Berland, J. (1913c). Note préliminaire sur le cribellum et le calamistrum des araignées cribellates et sur les moeurs de ces araignées. Archives de Zoologie Expérimentale et Générale 51(Notes & Rev.): 23-41. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Bertkau, P. (1883). Über die Gattung Argenna Thor. und einige anderen Dictyniden. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 49: 374-382, pl. 11. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Blackwall, J. (1841). The difference in the number of eyes with which spiders are provided proposed as the basis of their distribution into tribes; with descriptions of newly discovered species and the characters of a new family and three new genera of spiders. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 18(4): 601-670. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.1838.tb00210.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, R. V. & Gertsch, W. J. (1958). The spider family Dictynidae in America north of Mexico. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 116: 1-152. [second pdf contains better scans of the plates] download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chrysanthus, P. (1949b). Paringsbiologie bij spinnen. In: In het Voetspoor van Thijsse. H. Veenman, Wageningen, pp. 349-359. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Drensky, P. (1940). Die Spinnenfauna Bulgariens IV. Mitteilungen aus den Königlichen Naturwissenschaftlichen Instituten in Sofia 13: 169-194. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gerhardt, U. (1921). Vergleichende Studien über die Morphologie des männlichen Tasters und die Biologie der Kopulation der Spinnen. Versuch einer zusammenfassenden Darstellung auf Grund eigener Beobachtungen. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 87A(4): 78-247, pl. 1-3. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Heimer, S. & Nentwig, W. (1991). Spinnen Mitteleuropas: Ein Bestimmungsbuch. Paul Parey, Berlin, 543 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lecigne, S., Courtial, C., Danflous, S., Déjean, S., Guerbaa, K., Jacquet, C., Montagne, D., Montardi, Y. & Villepoux, O. (2022). De araneis Galliae IV, actualisation du référentiel des araignées de France - troisième note. Révision du statut de certaines espèces de la faune de France. Bulletin de l'Association Française d'Arachnologie 6: 4-38. 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

Locket, G. H. & Millidge, A. F. (1951). British spiders. Vol. I. Ray Society, London, 310 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Locket, G. H., Millidge, A. F. & Merrett, P. (1974). British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Loksa, I. (1969). Araneae I. Fauna Hungariae 97: 1-133. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Reimoser, E. (1932). Einheimische Spinnen 10. Die Natur (Vienna) 8: 8-12, 60-64. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roberts, M. J. (1985). The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1: Atypidae to Theridiosomatidae. Harley Books, Colchester, England, 229 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roberts, M. J. (1995). Collins Field Guide: Spiders of Britain & Northern Europe. HarperCollins, London, 383 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roberts, M. J. (1998). Spinnengids. Tirion, Baarn, Netherlands, 397 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roewer, C. F. (1951). Neue Namen einiger Araneen-Arten. Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins zu Bremen 32: 437-456. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schmidt, G. (1973). Zur Spinnenfauna von Gran Canaria. Zoologische Beiträge (N.F.) 19: 347-391. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1914). Les arachnides de France. Synopsis générale et catalogue des espèces françaises de l'ordre des Araneae. Tome VI. 1re partie. Roret, Paris, pp. 1-308. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1874a). Les arachnides de France. Paris 1, 1-272. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Topçu, A., Demir, H. & Seyyar, O. (2005). A checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Serket 9(4): 109-140. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Walckenaer, C. A. (1802). Faune parisienne. Insectes. ou Histoire abrégée des insectes de environs de Paris. Paris 2, 187-250. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Walckenaer, C. A. (1805). Tableau des aranéides ou caractères essentiels des tribus, genres, familles et races que renferme le genre Aranea de Linné, avec la désignation des espèces comprises dans chacune de ces divisions. Paris, 88 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Walckenaer, C. A. (1847a). Dernier Supplément. In: Walckenaer, C. A. & Gervais, P. (eds.) Histoire naturelles des Insects. Aptères. Tome quatrième. Roret, Paris, pp. 365-596 [Araneae: -564]. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.61095 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wiehle, H. (1953). Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea (Araneae) IX: Orthognatha-Cribellatae-Haplogynae-Entelegynae (Pholcidae, Zodariidae, Oxyopidae, Mimetidae, Nesticidae). Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 42: 1-150. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wunderlich, J. (2011). Extant and fossil spiders (Araneae). Beiträge zur Araneologie 6: 1-640. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2022-01-21 New taxonomic reference entry Lecigne et al., 2022 n/a
2022-01-21 Species synonymy Lecigne et al., 2022 Nigma vulnerata synonymized with Nigma walckenaeri
2021-09-10 New taxonomic reference entry Gerhardt, 1921 n/a
2019-03-23 New taxonomic reference entry Allen, 2019 n/a
2014-05-29 New taxonomic reference entry Topçu, Demir & Seyyar, 2005 n/a