Galapagos Species Checklist

Neoscona oaxacensis (Keyserling,1864)

Zig-zag Spider

In all vegetation zones.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Arthropoda

Class
Arachnida

Order
Araneae

Superfamily
Araneoidea

Family
Araneidae

Genus
Neoscona

Species
oaxacensis

Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Neoscona cooksoni, fide Baert et al. (2008)

Taxon origin: Introduced - established

Distribution

Map of specimen collection localities or observation records for this species in our collections database.

Distribution: Baltra, Bartolomé, Daphne Major, Eden, Española, Fernandina, Floreana, Gardner near Española, Genovesa, Isabela (Volcán Beagle, Volcán Cerro Azul, Volcán Sierra Negra, Volcán Alcedo, Volcán Darwin, Volcán Wolf), Pinta, Pinzón, Rábida, Santiago, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Seymour Norte, Santa Fe.

References

  • Baert, L.L. Malfait, J.-P., Hendrickx, F. & Desender, K. (2008) Distribution and Habitat Preference of the Spiders (Araneae) of Galápagos. Bull. Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg. Entomol. 78: 39-111.
  • Buchholz, S. Baert, L., Rodríguez, J., E Causton, C., & Jäger, H. (2020) Spiders in Galapagos–diversity, biogeography and origin. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 130(1), 41-48.

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