Atlas of the European Arachnids

The Atlas of the European Arachnids is an unsystematic but continuously updated collection of records (occurrences) of arachnid species (excluding mites) in central Europe (while not excluding surrounding regions). This site continues the recording scheme of the Arachnologische Gesellschaft, formerly maintained by Aloysius Staudt (www.spiderling.de).

Recorded species
1,536
Min. recorded specimens
2,616,458
Sources
4,071
Locations
19,058

(These statistics are not updated in real-time for performance reasons. The actual numbers may be different. Last update: 2021-10-23 13:45:10)


Citation: Arachnologische Gesellschaft (2021): Atlas of the European Arachnids, accessed at https://atlas.arages.de on {date of access}


Locations on maps are only displayed with a reduced precision when you are not logged in. Furthermore, the printing functions and advanced statistics are not available. Members of the Arachnologische Gesellschaft can log in at any time and use the Atlas without these restrictions after they have registered for the Members' Area of the main pages. For further information about an AraGes membership see here.



The taxonomy of Araneae on this site follows that of the World Spider Catalog in its latest version, that of the small orders (except Opiliones and Scorpiones) follows the catalogues of Mark S. Harvey. If nothing else is specified for a species from a species group, the species “s. str.” is meant.

All geographic coordinates use the WGS84 datum.

Records from the previous recording scheme are strongly reduced (usually only one record per decade, source, species and map grid). Furthermore, the record date is known only as a decade. For some sources the record date was corrected to be precise to a year. Only the latest records carry an exact date or date range spanning only a few days.

Locations from the former recording scheme were only known as a grid number of the topo-map series TK 25 (an “MTB”), i. e. they are only precise to an area of 10×6 minutes. Only the latest records are more precise. Records from outside of Germany are partially associated with a „pseudo”-MTB, i. e. they lie within a rectangular area with coordinates derived from the TK 25 grid number even though this sheet does not actually exist in the series. New records can be localized to any position in the world, also outside the TK 25 series area. Furthermore, some older records were subsequently localized more precisely.

The following grid systems are supported:

Additional record data like collection method, sex, maturity, biotope type, etc. are typically only known for the newest records.

Biotopes are classfied according to the EUNIS (2007 revision).

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Sources with recent updates

Dahl F (1926): I: Springspinnen (Salticidae); in: Dahl F (Hrsg.): Die Tierwelt Deutschlands und der angrenzenden Meeresteile 3: 1–55 
Wiehle H (1967): Beiträge zur Kenntnis der deutschen Spinnenfauna V.Senckenbergiana biologica 48: 1–36 
Komposch C, Aurenhammer S, Wagner H, Bösch M, Gorfer B, Gunczy H, Lorber L, Netzberger R, Kunz G, Friess T, Kirchmair G, Paill W, Volkmer J, Friebe G (2021): Zoologische Biodiversitätsforschung im Kleinwalsertal (Vorarlberg) – Ergebnisse des Arachno-Entomo-Camps der Österreichischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft und inatura.Entomologica Austriaca 28: 151–248 
Kofler A (1968): Zur Begleitfauna von Quedius (Microsaurus) ventralis (Arag.) (Col., Staphylinidae).Berichte des naturwissenschaftlich-medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 56: 355–360 
Thaler K (1987): Drei bemerkenswerte Grossspinnen der Ostalpen (Arachnida, Aranei: Agelenidae, Thomisidae, Salticidae).Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 60(3-4): 391–401; DOI: 10.5169/seals-402288 
Cassar T & Řezáč M (2021): The Dysderidae of the Maltese Islands (Arachnida: Araneae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 82–85; DOI: 10.30963/aramit6209 
Domènech M, Bellvert A, Closa L, Maceda-Veiga A & Pons P (2021): New record of Attulus saltator for Spain, with further 16 new regional spider records for Catalonia and Galicia (Araneae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 75–81; DOI: 10.30963/aramit6208 

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Thaler K (1987): Drei bemerkenswerte Grossspinnen der Ostalpen (Arachnida, Aranei: Agelenidae, Thomisidae, Salticidae).Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 60(3-4): 391–401; DOI: 10.5169/seals-402288 
Cassar T & Řezáč M (2021): The Dysderidae of the Maltese Islands (Arachnida: Araneae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 82–85; DOI: 10.30963/aramit6209 
Kofler A (1968): Zur Begleitfauna von Quedius (Microsaurus) ventralis (Arag.) (Col., Staphylinidae).Berichte des naturwissenschaftlich-medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 56: 355–360 
Domènech M, Bellvert A, Closa L, Maceda-Veiga A & Pons P (2021): New record of Attulus saltator for Spain, with further 16 new regional spider records for Catalonia and Galicia (Araneae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 75–81; DOI: 10.30963/aramit6208 
Hänggi A, Bobbitt I, Kranz-Baltensperger Y, Bolzern A & Gilgado JD (2021): Spiders (Araneae) from Swiss hothouses, with records of four species new for Switzerland.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 67–74; DOI: 10.30963/aramit6207 
Pesarini C (2001): Note sui Troglophyphantes italiani, con descrizione di quattro nuove specie (Araneae Linyphiidae).Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano 142: 109–133 
Hågvar S, Gobbi M, Kaufmann R, Ingimarsdóttir M, Caccianiga M, Valle B, Pantini P, Fanciulli PP, Vater A (2020): Ecosystem birth near melting glaciers: a review on the pioneer role of ground-dwelling arthropods.Insects 11(644): 1–35; DOI: 10.3390/insects11090644 
Isaia M, Mammola S, Mazzuca P, Arnedo MA, Pantini P (2017): Advances in the systematics of the spider genus Troglohyphantes (Araneae, Linyphiidae).Systematics and Biodiversity 15: 307–326; DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2016.1254304 
Ballini S, Stauder F, Steinberger K-H (2014): Webspinnen (Arachnida: Araneae); in: Schatz H, Wilhalm T: Tag der Artenvielfalt 2013 auf den Armentara- Wiesen (Gemeinde Wengen, Südtirol, Italien) – Gredleriana 11: 311–315 
Zingerle V (1999): Epigäische Spinnen und Weberknechte im Naturpark Sextner Dolomiten und am Sellajoch (Südtirol, Italien) (Araneae, Opiliones).Berichte des naturwissenschaftlich-medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 86: 165–200 
Zingerle V (1997): Epigäische Spinnen und Weberknechte im Naturpark Puez-Geisler (Dolomiten, Südtirol) (Araneae, Opiliones).Berichte des naturwissenschaftlich-medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 84: 171–226
Ballarin F, Pantini P, Hansen H (2011): Catalogo ragionato dei ragni (Arachnida, Araneae) del Veneto.Memorie del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona (2), Sezione Scienze delle Vita 21: 1–151 
Paoletti MG (1978): Cenni sulla fauna ipogea delle prealpi bellunesi e colli subalpini.Le Grotte d'Italia 7 (4): 45–198 

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Currently processed sources

De Vore-Scribante A (1999): Les pseudoscorpions de la Suisse: étude systématique, faunistique et biogéographique.These, Faculte des Sciences, Université de Genève & Muséum d'histoire naturelle: 314 S.; DOI: 10.13097/archive-ouverte/unige:79720 
Staudt A, Weber D & Nährig D (2013): Webspinnen (Arachnida, Araneae) aus Höhlen des Großherzogtums Luxemburg.Ferrantia 69: 115–157 

New on this site

2021-10-08:
Version 1.116:
  • Links to genera on family pages.
  • Bugfixes
2021-09-19:
Version 1.115:
  • Enabled linking to EUNIS catalog. The specific links will be completed over time.
2021-09-15:
Version 1.114:
  • Changed handling of WSC LSIDs
2021-09-08:
Version 1.113:
  • Links to INPN are more precise.
  • Jordan and its regions.
2021-09-04:
Version 1.112:
  • Enabled linking of families to further catalogs, e.g. GBIF, ITIS, ZooBank. The specific links will be completed over time.

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