Plectana

Plectana arcuata, copyright Arthur Anker.


Belongs within: Entelegynae.

Plectana was established by Walckenaer as a genus of orb-weaving spiders with spinose abdomens; it is no longer recognised as valid, with most species distributed between various genera of the Gasteracanthinae.

<==Plectana Walckenaer 1841 K92
    |--P. acuminata D59
    |--P. arcuata D59
    |--P. argoides Doleschall 1857 D57
    |--P. bleekeri Doleschall 1857 D57
    |--P. centrum Doleschall 1857 D57
    |--P. clavatrix Walckenaer 1841 [=Gasteracantha clavatrix; incl. G. (Tatacantha) remifera Butl. 1873] K92
    |--P. flavida Doleschall 1859 D59
    |--P. mediofusca Doleschall 1859 D59
    |--P. praetextata D59
    |--P. roseolimbata Doleschall 1859 D59
    |--P. sturii Doleschall 1857 D57
    `--P. tricolor Doleschall 1859 D59

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[D57] Doleschall, C. L. 1857. Bijdrage tot de kennis der Arachniden van den Indischen Archipel. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indi√ę, series 3, 3 (5–6): 399–434, pls 1–2.

[D59] Doleschall, C. L. 1859. Tweede Bijdrage tot de kennis der Arachniden van den Indischen Archipel. Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandsch Indie [Acta Societatis Scientiarum Indo-Ne√™rlandicae] 5 (5): 1–60, pls 1–18.

[K92] Karsch, F. 1892. Arachniden von Ceylon und von Minikoy gesammelt von den Herren Doctoren P. und F. Sarasin. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 36 (2): 267–310.

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