Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

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Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1869
Authors:Canestrini Pavesi,
Journal:Atti della Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali
Date Published:1869
Keywords:Araneida (Araneae)., Araneida [Zoology / / ]., Biology, Cheiracanthium italicum (Araneae)., Cheiracanthium italicum [Zoology / / p. 851, Dictyna mandibulosa (Araneae)., Dictyna mandibulosa [Zoology / / p. 861, Euophrys obscuroides (Araneae)., Euophrys obscuroides [Zoology / / p. 869, Marpissa canestrinii - (Ninni, MS.) (Araneae): [Systematics, p. 868,, Modenese]., Naples]., near Vicenza]., Ocypete nigritarsis (Arachnida)., Ocypete nigritarsis [Zoology / / p. 870, Sora]., Systematics, Tegenaria circumflexa (Araneae)., Tegenaria circumflexa [Zoology / / p. 863, Theridium nicoluccii (Araneae)., Theridium nicoluccii [Zoology / / p. 856, Trentino]., Veneto].

CANESTRINI and PAVESI (Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. xi.) publish a catalogue of the known Italian species of this order (l. c. pp. 759-829), to which they append some general considerations (pp. 830-844), chiefly relating to the numerical proportions of the families and genera, and of the Italian to other European faunas. The number of species recorded by them in the different families as inhabiting Italy are:-Mygalidae 6 species. Filistatidae 1 Scytodidae 4 Dysderidae 15 Drassidae 70 Therididae 77 Epeiridae 50 Ciniflonidae 11 Agelenidae 28 species. Lycosidae 42 Chersidae 2 Attidae 65 Thomisidae33 Total 404 The comparison with other countries of which the Spider-fauna is beat known is as follows:-Sweden, according to Westring 308 species. Britain, according to Blackwall 304 France, according to Walckenaer about 280 Austrian Empire, according to Doleschal 205 Prussia, according to Ohlert 153 Italy 404

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