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

Family: DEINOPIDAE

Gen. Menneus Simon, 1876 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:03340]

N.B.: considered a senior synonym of Avella O. P.-Cambridge, 1877 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:03337] by Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 12, contra Lehtinen, 1967: 217) and Avellopsis Purcell, 1904 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:03338] (transferred here from the Uloboridae by Lehtinen, 1967: 217) by Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 12.

Transferred to other genera:
M. reticulatus Rainbow, 1899 -- see Deinopis.

In synonymy:
M. affinis Tullgren, 1910 = M. tetragnathoides Simon, 1876 (Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 18, after Berland, 1914: 53, contra Roewer).
M. insularis (Rainbow, 1920) = M. trinodosus Rainbow, 1920 (Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 24).

Nomina dubia:
M. angulatus (L. Koch, 1878a: 1037, pl. 91, f. 1, originally in Avella) (f, Queensland) [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:006154] -- Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 26 (contra Davies, 1988b: 282, f. 7).
M. despiciens (O. P.-Cambridge, 1877b: 574, pl. 57, f. 10, originally in Avella) (f, Queensland) [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:006155] --Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 26.
M. unifasciatus (L. Koch, 1878a: 1035, pl. 90, f. 6, originally in Avella) (m, New South Wales [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:006160] -- Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 26.

mf aussie Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012....................Queensland, New South Wales, New Caledonia [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:045247]
M. a. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 19, f. 2C, E, 16A-C, 25A-L (Dmf).

f bituberculatus Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012....................Queensland, possibly New Guinea [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:045248]
M. b. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 20, f. 26A-G (Df).

mf camelus Pocock, 1902....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:006208]
M. c. Pocock, 1902b: 325 (Df).
M. c. Lehtinen, 1967: 247, f. 40 (f, S, rejected).
M. c. Penney, 2003: 572, f. 1B.1-3 (m).
M. c. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 14, f. 1D, 2A-C, E, 4E, 14A-C, 18A-K, 19A-F (mf).

mf capensis (Purcell, 1904)....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:006161]
Avellopsis c. Purcell, 1904: 128 (Dmf).
Avellopsis c. Lehtinen, 1967: 434, f. 37 (m).
M. c. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 15, f. 1A-C, 14D-F, 20A-L (mf).

m darwini Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012....................Tanzania [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:045244]
M. d. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 16, f. 14G-I, 21A-D (Dm).

mf dromedarius Purcell, 1904....................South Africa, Madagascar [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:045245]
M. d. Purcell, 1904: 127 (Df).
M. d. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 17, f. 15A-C, 22A-L (removed f from S of M. camelus, contra Lehtinen, 1967: 247, Dm).

mf nemesio Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012....................New South Wales [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:045249]
Avella despiciens Lehtinen, 1967: 217, f. 41 (f, misidentified).
M. n. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 22, f. 16D-F, 27A-M (Dmf).

mf neocaledonicus (Simon, 1888)....................New Caledonia [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:006157]
Avella neo-caledonica Simon, 1889c: 242 (Dj).
M. n. Simon, 1892a: 210.
M. n. Berland, 1924a: 174, f. 11-15 (Dm).
Avella neocaledonica Lehtinen, 1967: 247 (implicitly Tm from Menneus).
M. n. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 22, f. 16G-I, 28A-M (m, Df).

f quasimodo Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012....................Western Australia [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:045250]
M. q. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 23, f. 29A-G (Df).

mf samperi Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012....................East Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:045246]
M. s. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 18, f. 15D-F, 23A-K (Dmf).

mf superciliosus (Thorell, 1881)....................Queensland, New South Wales [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:006158]
Avella superciliosa Thorell, 1881: 200 (Df).
M. s. Rainbow, 1911: 124.
Avella superciliosa Lehtinen, 1967: 217 (Tf from Menneus).
M. s. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 20, f. 17A-C, 30A-L (f, Dm).

m tetragnathoides Simon, 1876 *....................Angola, Malawi, Tanzania [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:006209]
M. t. Simon, 1876f: 219 (Dm).
M. t. Simon, 1892a: 210, f. 155-156 (m).
M. affinis Tullgren, 1910: 91, pl. 1, f. 2 (Dm) [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:006207].
M. t. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 18, f. 15G-I, 24A-F (m, S).

mf trinodosus Rainbow, 1920....................Queensland, New South Wales, Lord Howe Is. [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:006159]
M. t. Rainbow, 1920b: 230, pl. 28, f. 3-4 (Df).
Avella trinodosa Lehtinen, 1967: 217 (Tf from Menneus).
Deinopis insularis Rainbow, 1920b: 229, pl. 28, f. 1-2 (Dm) [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:006156].
Avella insularis Lehtinen, 1967: 217, f. 38 (Tm from Deinopis).
Avella insularis Coddington, 1990: 11, f. 44 (m).
M. t. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 24, f. 17D-F, 31A-M (f, Sm).

mf wa Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012....................Western Australia [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:045251]
M. w. Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012: 25, f. 17G-I, 32A-K (Dmf).