Sidymella

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Sidymella
Sidymella rubrosignata juvenile on Bromeliad.jpg
Sidymella rubrosignata juvenile on a bromeliad at Chatswood West, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Thomisidae
Genus: Sidymella
Strand, 1942[1]
Synonyms[1]
  • Sidyma Simon, 1895 (preoccupied by Sidyma Walker, 1856)

Sidymella is a genus of spider in the family Thomisidae, found in South America, Australia and New Zealand.[1] It was originally named Sidyma, but this was later found to have been used already for a genus of moths.

Taxonomy[edit]

The genus was first erected by Eugène Simon in 1895 under the name Sidyma, with the type species Sidyma lucida. However, it was later discovered that there was a moth genus Sidyma, named in 1856, so the genus name was preoccupied. The replacement name Sidymella was provided by Strand in 1942.[2][3]

Species[edit]

As of April 2016, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Gen. Sidymella Strand, 1942", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-04-13 
  2. ^ "Taxon details Sidymella lucida (Keyserling, 1880)", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-04-13 
  3. ^ Strand, E. (1942), "Miscellanea nomenclatorica zoologica et palaeontologica. X", Folia Zoologica et Hydrobiologica, 11: 386–402