Ariamnes (spider)

Ariamnes is a genus of comb-footed spiders (family Theridiidae) that was first described by Tamerlan Thorell in 1869.[2] Some species have greatly elongated abdomens, making them resemble a twig.

Ariamnes
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Ariamnes sp. from Aranda, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Theridiidae
Genus: Ariamnes
Thorell, 1869[1]
Type species
A. flagellum
(Doleschall, 1857)
Species

33, see text

SpeciesEdit

 
A. cylindrogaster with eggsac from Okinawa, Japan
 
Ariamnes sp.

As of May 2020 it contains thirty-three species and one subspecies, found in Asia, Africa, South America, Oceania, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and Mexico:[1]

In synonymy:

  • A. approximatus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1894 = Ariamnes attenuatus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1881
  • A. gracillimus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1894 = Ariamnes attenuatus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1881
  • A. pulcher Soares & Camargo, 1948 = Ariamnes attenuatus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1881
  • A. sinuatus Schenkel, 1953 = Ariamnes attenuatus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1881

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Gen. Ariamnes Thorell, 1869". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2020. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  2. ^ Thorell, T. (1869). "On European spiders. Part I. Review of the European genera of spiders, preceded by some observations on zoological nomenclature". Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis. 7 (3): 1–108.