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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: Theridiidae
Subfamilia: Argyrodinae
Genus: Spheropistha
Species: S. huangsangensis – S. melanosoma – S. miyashitai – S. nigroris – S. orbita – S. pingshan – S. rhomboides – S. xinhua

Spheropistha Yaginuma, 1957

Type species: Spheropistha melanosoma Takeo Yaginuma, 1957, by monotypy
Primary references

Yaginuma, T. 1957. Two new conopisthine spiders from Japan. Acta Arachnologica, Tokyo 15(1): 11–16. PDF [14]

Additional references

Brignoli, P. M. 1981. Spiders from the Philippines IV. A new Ogulnius and notes on some other Oriental and Japanese Theridiosomatidae (Araneae). Acta Arachnologica, Tokyo 30(1): 9–19. PDF [9]
Lin, Y.J. Zhao, H.F., Koh. J.K.H. & Li, S.Q. 2022. Taxonomy notes on twenty-eight spider species (Arachnida: Araneae) from Asia. Zoological Systematics 47(3): 198–270. DOI: 10.11865/zs.2022303. Paywall. Reference page.
Platnick, N. I. 2009. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.5. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

Spheropistha is a genus of Asian comb-footed spiders that was first described by T. Yaginuma in 1957.[2]

As of June 2020 it contains seven species, found in Taiwan, Japan, and China:[1]

Spheropistha huangsangensis (Yin, Peng & Bao, 2004) – China
Spheropistha melanosoma Yaginuma, 1957 (type) – Japan, Korea?
Spheropistha miyashitai (Tanikawa, 1998) – Japan
Spheropistha nigroris (Yoshida, Tso & Severinghaus, 2000) – Taiwan
Spheropistha orbita (Zhu, 1998) – China
Spheropistha rhomboides (Yin, Peng & Bao, 2004) – China
Spheropistha xinhua Barrion, Barrion-Dupo & Heong, 2013 – China

See also

List of Theridiidae species


"Gen. Spheropistha Yaginuma, 1957". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2020. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2020-07-14.

Yaginuma, T. (1957). "Two new conopisthine spiders from Japan". Acta Arachnologica. 15: 11–16. doi:10.2476/asjaa.15.11.

Further reading
Agnarsson, I. (2004). "Morphological phylogeny of cobweb spiders and their relatives (Araneae, Araneoidea, Theridiidae)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 141 (4): 447–626. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2004.00120.x.
Yin, C. M.; et al. (2012). Fauna Hunan: Araneae in Hunan, China. Hunan Science and Technology Press, Changsha. p. 1590.
Yin, C. M.; Peng, X. J.; Bao, Y. H. (2004). "Two new species of the genus Argyrodes from China (Araneae: Theridiidae)". Acta Arachnologica Sinica. 13: 1–6.
Yoshida, H. (2001). "The genus Rhomphaea (Araneae: Theridiidae) from Japan, with notes on the subfamily Argyrodinae". Acta Arachnologica. 50 (2): 183–192. doi:10.2476/asjaa.50.183.
Yoshida, H. (2009), "Uloboridae, Theridiidae, Ctenidae", in Ono, H. (ed.), The spiders of Japan with keys to the families and genera and illustrations of the species


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