Araneus Clerck 1757 (orb-weaving spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Araneidae

Synonym: Epeira Walckenaer 1805

Full reference: C. Clerck. 1757. Araneae suecici, descriptionibus et figuris oeneis illustrati, ad genera subalterna redacti speciebus ultra LX determinati 1-154

Parent taxon: Araneidae according to W. C. Wheeler et al. 2017

See also Dunlop et al. 2013, Fabricius 1775, Geoffroy 1762, Linnaeus 1758, Linnaeus 1761, Linnaeus 1767, Müller 1764, Müller 1776, Petrunkevitch 1922, Schaeffer 1766, Scopoli 1763, Scudder 1878, Strøm 1768 and Zhang et al. 1994

Sister taxa: Anepeira, Aranea, Araneinae, Araneometa, Argiope, Bararaneus, Chrysometata, Cyclososoma, Enacrosoma, Eoaraneus, Eochorizopes, Eozygiella, Eustaloides, Fossilaraneus, Gea, Hypognatha, Meditrina, Mesozygiella, Miraraneus, Mirometa, Molinaranea, Nephilinae, Pulchellaranea, Pycnosinga, Testudinaroides, Tethneus, Zilla, Tetragnathinae

Subtaxa: Araneus absconditus Araneus aethus Araneus aquaticus Araneus beipiaoensis Araneus carbonaceus Araneus cinefactus Araneus defunctus Araneus delitus Araneus emertoni Araneus exustus Araneus fimbriatus Araneus inelegans Araneus kinchloeae Araneus leptopoda Araneus liaoxiensis Araneus longimanus Araneus luianus Araneus meeki Araneus molassicus Araneus nanus Araneus piceus Araneus reheensis Araneus ruidipedalis Araneus troschelii Araneus vulcanalis

View classification

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of China (3 collections), the Dominican Republic (1), Germany (1), Mexico (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of Denmark (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: Colorado)

• Cretaceous of China (2)

Total: 12 collections including 25 occurrences

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.