Anelosimus dude

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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: Theridiidae
Genus: Anelosimus
Species: Anelosimus dude


Anelosimus dude Agnarsson, in Agnarsson & Zhang, 2006: 13, f. 5D-F, 8A-F, 9A-G, 18E

Holotype: NMNH, ♂.
Type locality: Tanzania, Iringa, Mufindi District, Uzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve, 8º30’S 35º52’W, 1515m, 3.iii.1996, J. Coddington, N. Scharff et al.
Etymology: The species epithet is a noun in apposition, after “The Dude” a character in the movie “The Big Lebowski” by Joel and Ethan Coen.


  • Agnarsson I., Zhang J.-X., 2006: New species of Anelosimus (Theridiidae, Araneae) from Southeast Asia and Africa, with notes on sociality and color polymorphism. Zootaxa, 1147: 1–34. Abstract.