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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Araneoidea

Familia: Araneidae
Subfamilia: Cyrtarachninae
Tribus: Mastophorini
Genus: Acantharachne
Species: A. cornuta – A. giltayi – A. lesserti – A. madecassa – A. milloti – A. psyche – A. regalis – A. seydeli

Acantharachne Tullgren, 1910

The World Spider Catalog, V7.0 [1]

Acantharachne is a genus of African orb-weaver spiders first described by Albert Tullgren in 1910.[2]

The genus Acantharachne was erected by Albert Tullgren in 1910 for the species Acantharachne cornuta. There was already a genus of echinoderms with a name differing only in the last letter, Acantharachna, so in 1929, Embrik Strand put forward a replacement name, Acantharanea. However, as the spelling was different, even if only by one letter, replacement was unnecessary.[1]

As of April 2019 it contains eight species:[1]

Acantharachne cornuta Tullgren, 1910 – East Africa
Acantharachne giltayi Lessert, 1938 – Congo, Madagascar
Acantharachne lesserti Giltay, 1930 – Congo
Acantharachne madecassa Emerit, 2000 – Madagascar
Acantharachne milloti Emerit, 2000 – Madagascar
Acantharachne psyche Strand, 1913 – Central Africa
Acantharachne regalis Hirst, 1925 – Cameroon, Congo
Acantharachne seydeli Giltay, 1935 – Congo


"Gen. Acantharachne Tullgren, 1910". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
Tullgren, A. (1910). Araneae. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.6622.


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