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

Family: ARANEIDAE

Gen. Mecynogea Simon, 1903 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:01513]

N.B.: considered a senior synonym of Allepeira Banks, 1932 by Levi, 1968a: 322.

Transferred to other genera:
M. guianensis Mello-Leitão, 1948 -- see Manogea.
M. guyanensis (Keyserling, 1881) -- see Manogea.

In synonymy:
M. affinitata (Kraus, 1955) = M. lemniscata (Walckenaer, 1841) (Levi, 1980a: 14).
M. basilica (McCook, 1878) = M. lemniscata (Walckenaer, 1841) (Archer, 1940: 24, sub Allepeira conferta).
M. bimucronata (Mello-Leitão, 1936, T from Gea) = M. erythromela (Holmberg, 1876) (Levi, 1997: 224).
M. bituberculata (Mello-Leitão, 1939, T from Mangora) = M. erythromela (Holmberg, 1876) (Levi, 1997: 225).
M. conferta (Hentz, 1850) = M. lemniscata (Walckenaer, 1841) (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1944: 93, sub Allepeira).
M. infelix (Soares & Camargo, 1948) = M. bigibba Simon, 1903 (Levi, 1997: 222).
M. trivittata (O. P.-Cambridge, 1889) = M. lemniscata (Walckenaer, 1841) (Levi, 1997: 228).
M. tucumana Simon, 1903 = M. erythromela (Holmberg, 1876) (Levi, 1997: 224).
M. wiedenmeyeri (Schenkel, 1953, T from Gea) = M. lemniscata (Walckenaer, 1841) (Levi, 1997: 228).

Nomen dubium:
M. carvalhoi Mello-Leitão, 1944a: 8 (f, Brazil) -- Levi, 1997: 234.

mf apatzingan Levi, 1997....................Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016393]
M. a. Levi, 1997: 232, f. 67-72 (Dmf).

mf bigibba Simon, 1903 *....................Brazil, Uruguay [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016394]
M. b. Simon, 1903d: 25 (Df).
Wixia infelix Soares & Camargo, 1948a: 378, f. 35 (Df).
M. infelix Levi, 1993b: 56 (Tf from Wixia).
M. b. Levi, 1997: 222, f. 1-25 (f, Dm, S).

f buique Levi, 1997....................Brazil [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016395]
M. b. Levi, 1997: 229, f. 55-58 (Df).

m chavona Levi, 1997....................Colombia [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016396]
M. c. Levi, 1997: 230, f. 65-66 (Dm).

mf erythromela (Holmberg, 1876)....................Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016397]
Zilla erythromela Holmberg, 1876: 15 (Df).
M. tucumana Simon, 1903d: 25 (Df).
M. e. Mello-Leitão, 1933b: 33.
M. tucumana Mello-Leitão, 1941d: 145, f. 41-43 (f, Dm).
Gea bimucronata Mello-Leitão, 1936d: 125, pl. 14 (Df).
Mangora bituberculata Mello-Leitão, 1939e: 63, f. 34-37 (Dm).
M. e. Levi, 1997: 224, f. 26-33 (removed f from S of Alpaida leucogramma, contra Mello-Leitão, 1944b: 321, sub Parepeira albostriata, Sm).

mf lemniscata (Walckenaer, 1841)....................USA to Argentina [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016398]
Linyphia l. Walckenaer, 1841: 263 (Df).
Linyphia conferta Hentz, 1850: 30, pl. 4, f. 7 (Df).
Epeira basilica McCook, 1878a: 133, f. 1-3 (Df).
Argiope trivittata O. P.-Cambridge, 1889d: 51, pl. 4, f. 5-6 (Dmf).
Argiope basilica Marx, 1890: 541.
Hentzia basilica McCook, 1894: 244, pl. 14, f. 2, pl. 23, f. 8 (f).
Cyrtophora basilica Simon, 1895a: 771.
Hentzia trivittata F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1904: 523, pl. 51, f. 12-13 (mf).
Allepeira basilica Banks, Newport & Bird, 1932: 23.
Allepeira conferta Archer, 1940: 24 (Tf from Linyphia, S).
Allepeira l. Chamberlin & Ivie, 1944: 93 (Tf from Linyphia, S).
Allepeira l. Exline, 1949: 311, f. 1-13 (mf).
Gea wiedenmeyeri Schenkel, 1953a: 17, f. 15a-b (Df).
Allepeira affinitata Kraus, 1955b: 26, f. 54-56 (Dmf).
Allepeira l. Wiehle, 1967b: 195, f. 53 (f).
M. l. Levi, 1980a: 13, f. 1-15 (mf, S).
M. affinitata Brignoli, 1983c: 274.
M. l. Roth, 1985: B6-4, f. 19-20, 78-79 (mf).
M. l. Breene et al., 1993: 105, f. 158A-C (mf).
M. l. Levi, 1997: 228, f. 40-54 (mf, S).
M. l. Levi, 2002: 553, f. 239-240 (m).

mf martiana (Archer, 1958)....................Cuba, Hispaniola [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016399]
Allepeira m. Archer, 1958: 6, f. 12-13, 26 (Dmf).
M. m. Brignoli, 1983c: 274.
M. m. Levi, 1997: 232, f. 73-78 (mf).

mf ocosingo Levi, 1997....................Mexico [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016400]
M. o. Levi, 1997: 230, f. 59-64 (Dmf).

mf sucre Levi, 1997....................Venezuela, Brazil [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:016401]
M. s. Levi, 1997: 228, f. 34-39 (Dmf).