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

Family: NEPHILIDAE

Gen. Nephilengys L. Koch, 1872 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:01398]

N.B.: placed in Araneidae by Wunderlich, 2004g: 964; transferred here from the Tetragnathidae by Kuntner, 2006: 24.

Transferred to other genera:
N. borbonica (Vinson, 1863) -- see Nephilingis.
N. cruentata (Fabricius, 1775) -- see Nephilingis.
N. cruentata chiloangensis Strand, 1919 -- see Nephilingis.
N. dodo Kuntner & Agnarsson, 2011 -- see Nephilingis.
N. hirta (Taczanowski, 1873) -- see Eustala under Araneidae.
N. livida (Vinson, 1863) -- see Nephilingis.

In synonymy:
N. andamanensis (Tikader, 1977, T from Metepeira) = N. malabarensis (Walckenaer, 1841) (Tikader, 1982a: 95).
N. niahensis Deeleman-Reinhold, 1989 = N. malabarensis (Walckenaer, 1841) (Kuntner, 2007: 121).
N. rainbowi Hogg, 1899 (removed from the S of N. malabarensis) = N. papuana Thorell, 1881) (Kuntner, 2007: 127).

Nomina dubia:
N. instigans (Butler, 1876b: 442, f, Rodriques, see also Butler, 1878a: 504, pl. 52, f. 10) -- Kuntner & Agnarsson, 2011: 486.
N. kenmorei Barrion & Litsinger, 1995: 565, f. 349a-j (f, Philippines) -- Kuntner, 2007: 132.

mf malabarensis (Walckenaer, 1841) *....................India to China, Philippines, Japan, Ambon [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:013993]
Epeira m. Walckenaer, 1841: 103 (Df).
Epeira anama Walckenaer, 1841: 102 (Df).
Epeira malabarica Doleschall, 1857: 420 (Df).
Epeira rhodosternon Doleschall, 1859: 40, pl. 12, f. 6 (Df).
Nephila rivulata O. P.-Cambridge, 1871b: 618, pl. 49, f. 1-2 (Dmf).
N. schmeltzii L. Koch, 1872a: 144, pl. 11, f. 7 (Df).
N. hofmanni L. Koch, 1872a: 145, pl. 11, f. 8 (Df).
N. m. Thorell, 1878b: 123 (m).
Nephila urna Hasselt, 1882: 28, pl. 4, f. 12-14 (Dm).
Nephila m. Simon, 1894a: 745, f. 827 (m).
Nephila m. Bösenberg & Strand, 1906: 192, pl. 11, f. 216 (f).
Nephila m. Dahl, 1912a: 46, 49.
Nephila m. Wiehle, 1967b: 195, f. 48 (m).
Metepeira andamanensis Tikader, 1977a: 181, f. 12A-C (Df).
Nephila m. Tikader, 1982a: 95, f. 183-186 (f, S).
Nephila m. Millidge, 1988c: 258, f. 24 (m).
N. m. Davies, 1988b: 296, f. 20 (mf).
N. m. Deeleman-Reinhold, 1989a: 624, f. 11-14 (f).
N. niahensis Deeleman-Reinhold, 1989a: 626, f. 15-16 (Df).
Nephila m. Yin et al., 1990: 3, f. 6-9 (mf).
N. m. Barrion & Litsinger, 1995: 565, f. 350a-c (f).
N. m. Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 217, f. 125F-I (mf).
N. m. Zhu, Song & Zhang, 2003: 85, f. 36A-H, 37A-D, pl. VE-H (mf).
N. m. Kuntner, 2007: 119, f. 22A-C, 23A-E, 24A-B (mf, S).
N. m. Kuntner, Coddington & Hormiga, 2008: 167, f. 8H-I (m).
N. m. Kuntner, Coddington & Schneider, 2009: 1452, f. 1B (m).
N. m. Kuntner et al., 2009: 258, f. 1d (m).
N. m. Álvarez-Padilla & Hormiga, 2011: 848, f. 135B, 136F, 138D, 139C, 140C (mf).

mf papuana Thorell, 1881....................New Guinea, Queensland [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:039409]
N. malabarensis p. Thorell, 1881: 156 (Df).
N. rainbowi Hogg, 1899: 141, pl. 13, f. 1 (Df).
Nephila malabarensis Chrysanthus, 1959: 199, f. 4, 8, 28 (f, misidentified).
Nephila malabarensis Chrysanthus, 1971: 42, f. 92-93 (m, misidentified).
N. p. Kuntner, 2007: 127, f. 26A-E, 27A-C, 28A-D, 29A-D, 30A-F, 31A-D, 32A-D (removed f from S of N. malabarensis, Sm).
N. p. Kuntner, Coddington & Hormiga, 2008: 167, f. 8J, N-P (mf).
N. p. Kuntner, Coddington & Schneider, 2009: 1453, f. 2B, D (f).