Oxyopes gracilipes

Oxyopes gracilipes is a species of lynx spider that is native to New Zealand and Australia.

Oxyopes gracilipes
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Oxyopidae
Genus: Oxyopes
O. gracilipes
Binomial name
Oxyopes gracilipes
(White, 1849)


Oxyopes gracilipes was first described in 1849 as Sphasus gracilipes.[1] The species was described again in 1878 as Oxyopes elegans.[2] In 1885, Arthur Urquhart described the spider again as Sphasus gregarius. [3] In 1892, Urquhart moved S. gregarius to the Oxyopes genus.[4] In 1998, S. gracilipes was moved to the Oxyopes genus and O. gregarius was recognized as a synonym of this species.[5]


  1. ^ White, A. (1849). Descriptions of apparently new species of Aptera from New Zealand. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 17: 3-6. (reprinted in Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (2) 5: 50-53, 1850)
  2. ^ Koch, L. (1878a). Die Arachniden Australiens. Nürnberg 1, 969-1044.
  3. ^ Urquhart, A. T. (1885). On the spiders of New Zealand. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 17: 31-53.
  4. ^ Urquhart, A. T. (1892a). Catalogue of the described species of New Zealand Araneidae. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 24: 220-230.
  5. ^ Vink, C. & Sirvid, P. J. (1998). The Oxyopidae (lynx spiders) of New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 21: 1-9.