Alaria (Theridiosomatidae)

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Nuvola apps important.svg The name of this taxon appears to be invalid under the relevant nomenclatural code, as it is a junior homonym of Alaria Schrank, 1788.


Taxonavigation: Araneoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Araneoidea

Familia: Theridiosomatidae
Genus: Alaria
Species: A. chengguanensis

Add (3): A. bicornis – A. cavernicola – A. navicularis


  • Alaria Zhao & Li, 2012
Type species: Alaria chengguanensis Zhao & Li, 2012
Etymology: The generic epithet is derived from the Latin ‘alarius’, meaning ‘of wings’, which refers to the two projections of the copulatory ducts at each side, which resembles a pair of wings. Gender is feminine.


  • Zhao, Qingyuan & Shu-Qiang Li, 2012: Eleven new species of theridiosomatid spiders from southern China (Araneae, Theridiosomatidae). ZooKeys, 255: 1–48. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.255.3272.