Walckenaeria

Walckenaeria is a genus of dwarf spiders that was first described by John Blackwall in 1833.[4] It is a senior synonym of Paragonatium,[3] as well as Wideria, Cornicularia, Prosopotheca, Tigellinus, and Trachynella.[2]

Walckenaeria
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Walckenaeria acuminata from Commanster, Belgian High Ardennes .
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Linyphiidae
Genus: Walckenaeria
Blackwall, 1833[1]
Type species
W. acuminata
Blackwall, 1833
Species

195, see text

Synonyms[1]
  • Cornicularia Menge, 1869[2]
  • Paragonatium Schenkel, 1927[3]
  • Prosopotheca Simon, 1884[2]
  • Tigellinus Simon, 1884[2]
  • Trachynella Brændegaard, 1932[2]
  • Wideria Simon, 1864[2]

Some males in this group have eyes set up on mounds or turrets. In extreme cases, several eyes are on a stalk taller than the carapace itself.[citation needed]

SpeciesEdit

As of September 2020 it contains 195 species and two subspecies:[1]

Formerly included:

  • W. anceps Xu, 1985 (Transferred to Argyrodes)
  • W. anguilliformis Xia, Zhang, Gao, Fei & Kim, 2001 (Transferred to Shaanxinus)
  • W. bella (Paik, 1978) (Transferred to Paikiniana)
  • W. caobangensis Tu & Li, 2004 (Transferred to Nasoona)
  • W. cylindrica Xu, 1994 (Transferred to Paikiniana)
  • W. dentata Zhu & Zhou, 1988 (Transferred to Dactylopisthes)
  • W. imadatei (Oi, 1964) (Transferred to Oia)
  • W. iriei Ono, 2007 (Transferred to Paikiniana)
  • W. kamakuraensis (Oi, 1960) (Transferred to Baryphymula)
  • W. keikoae Saito, 1988 (Transferred to Paikiniana)
  • W. lurida Seo, 1991 (Transferred to Paikiniana)
  • W. mira (Oi, 1960) (Transferred to Paikiniana)
  • W. patagonica Tullgren, 1901 (Transferred to Neomaso)
  • W. pini (Holm, 1950) (Transferred to Baryphyma)
  • W. saitoi Ono, 1991 (Transferred to Ainerigone)
  • W. selma (Chamberlin, 1949) (Transferred to Scylaceus)
  • W. sounkyoensis Saito, 1986 (Transferred to Okhotigone)
  • W. transversa (Crosby, 1905) (Transferred to Tennesseellum)
  • W. vulgaris (Oi, 1960) (Transferred to Paikiniana)
  • W. xui Platnick, 1989 (Transferred to Argyrodes)

Nomina dubia

  • W. bicolor Blackwall, 1841
  • W. dulciacensis (Denis, 1950
  • W. exilis Blackwall, 1853
  • W. fusca Roșca, 1935
  • W. mengei Bösenberg, 1902
  • W. parva Blackwall, 1841
  • W. vafra Blackwall, 1856

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Walckenaeria Blackwall, 1833". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2020. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Merrett, P. (1963). "The palpus of male spiders of the family Linyphiidae". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 140 (3): 462.
  3. ^ a b Wunderlich, J. (1974). "Ein Beitrag zur Synonymie einheimischer Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneae)". Zoologische Beiträge. 20: 166.
  4. ^ Blackwall, J. (1833). "Characters of some undescribed genera and species of Araneidae". London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. 3 (3): 436–443.

Further readingEdit

  • Millidge, A. F. (1983). "The erigonine spiders of North America. Part 6. The genus Walckenaeria Blackwall (Araneae, Linyphiidae)". Journal of Arachnology. 11: 105–200 – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  • Wunderlich, J. (1972). "Zur Kenntnis der Gattung Walckenaeria Blackwall 1833 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der europäischen Subgenera und Arten (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiiidae)". Zoologische Beiträge. 18: 371–427.
  • Simon, E. (1884). Les arachnides de France. Tome cinquième, deuxième et troisième partie. Roret, Paris. pp. 180–885.
  • Paquin, P.; Dupérré, N. (2003). "Guide d'identification des araignées de Québec". Fabreries, Supplément. 11: 1–251.
  • Simon, E. (1926). Les arachnides de France. Synopsis générale et catalogue des espèces françaises de l'ordre des Araneae. Tome VI. 2e partie. Roret, Paris. pp. 309–532.

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