The World Spider Catalog, V15 by N. I. Platnick (c) 2000 - 2014 AMNH

Family: ARANEIDAE

Gen. Caerostris Thorell, 1868 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:01450]

N.B.: considered a senior synonym of Trichocharis Simon, 1895 by Grasshoff, 1984: 727.

Transferred to other genera:
C. basilissa (Thorell, 1899) -- see Megaraneus.
C. bhabanii Tikader, 1970 -- see Poltys.

In synonymy:
C. albescens Pocock, 1899 = C. vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 746, sub C. vinsoni).
C. albescens flavicomis Simon, 1903 = C. vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 747, sub C. vinsoni).
C. albiceps O. P.-Cambridge, 1890 = C. vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 746, sub C. vinsoni).
C. albopubescens Strand, 1906 = C. mitralis (Vinson, 1863) (Grasshoff, 1984: 743).
C. amanica Strand, 1907 = C. vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 747, 762, sub C. vinsoni).
C. avernalis Butler, 1878 = C. mitralis (Vinson, 1863) (Grasshoff, 1984: 743).
C. bankana Strand, 1915 = C. extrusa Butler, 1882 (Grasshoff, 1984: 752).
C. bimaculata Strand, 1907 = C. corticosa Pocock, 1902 (Grasshoff, 1984: 751).
C. columnifer Pocock, 1902 = C. vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 747, sub C. vinsoni).
C. darlingi Pocock, 1902 = C. vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 747, sub C. vinsoni).
C. excellens Butler, 1882 = C. cowani Butler, 1882 (Grasshoff, 1984: 755).
C. femoralis Thorell, 1899 = C. sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
C. hnatiukae Roberts, 1983 = C. sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 737).
C. insularis Strand, 1913 = C. sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
C. keyserlingi Thorell, 1868 = C. sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
C. kibonotensis Tullgren, 1910 = C. sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
C. mimica Strand, 1906 = C. sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
C. mitralis humilis Thorell, 1868 = C. sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
C. mitralis turrigera Thorell, 1868 = C. sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
C. petersi Karsch, 1878 = C. mitralis (Vinson, 1863) (Grasshoff, 1984: 743).
C. retorta Butler, 1882 = C. mitralis (Vinson, 1863) (Grasshoff, 1984: 743).
C. rugosa Karsch, 1878 = C. mitralis (Vinson, 1863) (Grasshoff, 1984: 743).
C. schubotzi Strand, 1913 = C. sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
C. simata Bösenberg & Lenz, 1895 = C. vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 746, sub C. vinsoni).
C. stygiana Butler, 1879 = C. mitralis (Vinson, 1863) (Grasshoff, 1984: 743).
C. subsimata Strand, 1906 = C. vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 747, sub C. vinsoni).
C. tuberculosa (Vinson, 1863) = C. sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).
C. turriger Pocock, 1899 = C. vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Grasshoff, 1984: 746, sub C. vinsoni).
C. vinsoni Thorell, 1868 = C. vicina (Blackwall, 1866) (Levi, 1996b: 93).
C. voeltzkowi Strand, 1916 = C. sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 737).
C. wahlbergi Thorell, 1868 = C. sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793) (Grasshoff, 1984: 736).

Nomina dubia:
C. junior Strand, 1913a: 382 (m, Central Africa) -- Grasshoff, 1984: 763.
C. rutenbergi Karsch, 1881h: 191, pl. 12, f. A (j, Madagascar) -- Grasshoff, 1984: 763.
C. subamanica Caporiacco, 1940c: 829, f. 33 (j, Ethiopia) -- Grasshoff, 1984: 763.

f corticosa Pocock, 1902....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:015474]
C. c. Pocock, 1902b: 326, f. C (Df).
C. bimaculata Strand, 1907a: 535 (Df).
C. bimaculata Strand, 1907n: 636 (Df).
C. c. Grasshoff, 1984: 751, f. 26-27 (f, S).

f cowani Butler, 1882....................Madagascar [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:015475]
C. c. Butler, 1882a: 103, pl. 6, f. 4 (Df).
C. excellens Butler, 1882a: 105, pl. 6, f. 5 (Df).
C. c. Grasshoff, 1984: 755, f. 34-36 (f, S).

mf darwini Kuntner & Agnarsson, 2010....................Madagascar [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:043500]
C. d. Kuntner & Agnarsson, 2010: 6, f. 2A-C, 4D-E, 5A-B, 6A-F (Dmf).

f ecclesiigera Butler, 1882....................Madagascar [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:015476]
C. e. Butler, 1882a: 102, pl. 6, f. 1-2 (Df).
C. e. Grasshoff, 1984: 754, f. 31-33 (f).

f extrusa Butler, 1882....................Madagascar [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:015477]
C. e. Butler, 1882a: 100, pl. 6, f. 3 (Df).
C. bankana Strand, 1915d: 225 (Df).
C. e. Grasshoff, 1984: 752, f. 28-30 (f, S).

f hirsuta (Simon, 1895)....................Madagascar [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:015478]
Trichocharis h. Simon, 1895a: 835 (Df).
C. h. Grasshoff, 1984: 756, f. 4, 39 (f).

f indica Strand, 1915....................Myanmar [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:015479]
C. paradoxa Pocock, 1900a: 231, f. 77 (f, misidentified).
C. i. Strand, 1915d: 226 (Df).
C. i. Grasshoff, 1984: 760, f. 41 (f).

f mayottensis Grasshoff, 1984....................Comoro Is. [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:015480]
C. m. Grasshoff, 1984: 756, f. 37-38 (Df).

mf mitralis (Vinson, 1863) *....................Central Africa, Madagascar [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:015481]
Epeira paradoxa Doleschall, 1859: 37, pl. 9, f. 11, pl. 10, f. 8 (Df; preoccupied by Lucas, 1846).
Epeira m. Vinson, 1863: 230, 314, pl. 9, f. 2-4 (Df).
C. avernalis Butler, 1878b: 799, f. 1-3 (Df).
C. rugosa Karsch, 1878a: 323, pl. 1, f. 8 (Df).
C. petersii Karsch, 1878a: 324, pl. 1, f. 7 (Df).
C. stygiana Butler, 1879a: 731, pl. 58, f. 4 (Df).
C. paradoxa Butler, 1879a: 732, pl. 57, f. 5 (f).
C. retorta Butler, 1882a: 101, pl. 6, f. 6 (Df).
C. petersi Simon, 1895a: 831, f. 874 (f).
C. avernalis Simon, 1895a: 831, f. 880.
C. m. Simon, 1895a: 834.
C. paradoxa Workman, 1896: 25, pl. 25 (f).
C. m. Simon, 1902b: 215, f. C.
C. albopubescens Strand, 1906b: 688 (Df).
C. m. Grasshoff, 1984: 743, f. 10, 13, 19-21, 45 (mf, S).

mf sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793)....................Africa, Madagascar, Comoro Is., Aldabra [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:015482]
Aranea s. Fabricius 1793: 427 (Df).
Epeira imperialis Walckenaer, 1805: 67.
Gasteracantha s. C. L. Koch, 1837a: 36, f. 271 (f).
Epeira imperialis Walckenaer, 1841: 147, pl. 18, f. 1 (Df).
Eurysoma s. C. L. Koch, 1850: 9.
Epeira tuberculosa Vinson, 1863: 228, 314, pl. 14, f. 2 (Df).
C. mitralis humilis Thorell, 1868b: 4 (Df).
C. mitralis turrigera Thorell, 1868b: 4 (Df).
C. wahlbergii Thorell, 1868b: 7 (Df).
C. keyserlingii Thorell, 1868b: 7 (Df).
C. rutenbergi Lenz, 1886: 384 (f, misidentified).
C. tuberculosa Lenz, 1886: 384.
C. s. Simon, 1895a: 831, f. 876-879, 881-882 (f, Dm).
C. femoralis Thorell, 1899: 63 (Df).
C. argostictus Pocock, 1899e: 855, pl. 55, f. 5 (Df).
C. mimicus Strand, 1906b: 624 (Df).
C. tuberculosa Strand, 1908f: 470.
C. s. Tullgren, 1910: 167, pl. 4, f. 121 (f).
C. kibonotensis Tullgren, 1910: 168, pl. 4, f. 122 (Dmf).
C. schubotzi Strand, 1913a: 383 (Df).
C. insularis Strand, 1913a: 384 (Df).
C. tuberculosa Strand, 1916b: 62.
C. voeltzkowi Strand, 1916d: 119 (Df).
C. hnatiukae Roberts, 1983: 280, f. 215-221 (Dm).
C. s. Grasshoff, 1984: 736, f. 8-9, 11, 14-18, 46-47 (mf, S).

mf sumatrana Strand, 1915....................India to China, Borneo [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:015483]
C. paradoxa Simon, 1895a: 831, f. 875 (misidentified).
C. s. Strand, 1915d: 225 (Df).
C. paradoxa Tikader, 1982a: 132, f. 247-250 (f).
C. s. Grasshoff, 1984: 758, f. 5, 40, 48 (f).
C. paradoxa Yin et al., 1997d: 212, f. 130a-c (f).
C. s. Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 262, f. 154C-E (f).
C. s. Jäger, 2007: 37, f. 10-17 (f, Dm).

mf vicina (Blackwall, 1866)....................Central, Southern Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:015484]
Eurysoma v. Blackwall, 1866: 465 (Df).
C. vinsonii Thorell, 1868b: 8 (Df).
C. albiceps O. P.-Cambridge, 1890b: 628, pl. 53, f. 8 (Df).
C. simata Bösenberg & Lenz, 1895: 46, pl. 2, f. 27 (Df).
C. nodulosa Pocock, 1898g: 514, pl. 41, f. 7 (Dmf).
C. turriger Pocock, 1899e: 837, pl. 57, f. 15 (Df; preoccupied by C. mitralis turrigera Thorell, 1868).
C. albescens Pocock, 1899e: 856, pl. 57, f. 16 (Df).
C. darlingi Pocock, 1902b: 327, f. D (Df).
C. columnifer Pocock, 1902b: 328 (replacement name for C. turrigera).
C. albescens Simon, 1902b: 215, f. A-B.
C. albescens flavicomis Simon, 1903e: 90 (Df).
C. subsimata Strand, 1906h: 64 (Df).
C. amanica Strand, 1907a: 536 (Df).
C. amanica Strand, 1907n: 638 (Df).
C. simata Strand, 1907n: 641.
C. vinsoni Grasshoff, 1984: 746, f. 1-3, 6-7, 12, 22-25, 43-44 (mf, S).
C. v. Levi, 1996b: 93 (Tf from Paraplectana, Sm).