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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
Sectio: Dionycha
Superfamilia: Gnaphosoidea

Familia: Gnaphosidae
Genus: Zelanda
Species (6): Z. elongata – Z. erebus – Z. kaituna – Z. miranda – Z. obtusa – Z. titirangia

Zelanda Özdikmen, H., 2009 [New replacement name for Taieria Forster in Forster & Blest, 1979]

Authority for current placement: original
undisputed by all subsequent authorities
Gender: [feminine]
Original status: valid genus
Type species: Drassus erebus Koch, 1873
Fixation: objective


Taieria Forster in Forster & Blest, 1979

Primary references

Özdikmen, H. 2009. Nomenclatural changes for three preoccupied Australian spider genera described by R. R. Forster (Arachnida: Araneae). Munis Entomology & Zoology 4(1): 121–124. PDF

Additional references

Ovtsharenko, V.I., Fedoryak, M.M. & Zakharov, B.P. 2006. Ground spiders of the genus Taieria Forster, 1979 in New Zealand: taxonomy and distribution (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). In: Deltshev, C. & Stoev, P. (eds.), European Arachnology 2005. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, supplementum (1): 87–94. (PDF). Reference page.
Zakharov, B.P. & Ovtsharenko, V.I. 2011. Morphological organization of the male palpal organ in Australian ground spiders of the genera Anzacia, Intruda, Zelanda, and Encoptarthria (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Journal of Arachnology 39(2): 327–336. DOI: 10.1636/CA10-91.1


Nomenclator Zoologicus [no record]

Zelanda is a genus of South Pacific ground spiders that was first described by H. Özdikmen in 2009.[1][2]

As of May 2019 it contains six species, all found in New Zealand:[1]

Zelanda elongata (Forster, 1979) – New Zealand
Zelanda erebus (L. Koch, 1873) (type) – New Zealand
Zelanda kaituna (Forster, 1979) – New Zealand
Zelanda miranda (Forster, 1979) – New Zealand
Zelanda obtusa (Forster, 1979) – New Zealand
Zelanda titirangia (Ovtsharenko, Fedoryak & Zakharov, 2006) – New Zealand


"Gen. Zelanda Özdikmen, 2009". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2019. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
Özdikmen, H. (2009). "Nomenclatural changes for three preoccupied Australian spider genera described by R. R. Forster (Arachnida: Araneae)". Munis Entomology and Zoology. 4: 121–124.


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