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
1,504
Min. recorded specimens
2,252,722
Sources
3,880
Locations
16,597

(These statistics are not updated in real-time for performance reasons. The actual numbers may be different. Last update: 2021-05-16 05:45:08)


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

Bauchhenß E (1995, unpublished): Bearbeitung der Spinnen aus dem Naturwaldreservat 'Grenzweg' (Forstamt Altdorf). Artenliste publ.; in: Straußberger R (1999): Untersuchungen zur Entwicklung bayerischer Kiefern-Naturwaldreservate auf nährstoffarmen Standorten – Naturwaldreservate in Bayern (IHW-Verlag) 4: 180 S. 
Kleinhenz A & Büchs W (1993): Einfluß verschiedener landwirtschaftlicher Produktionsintensitäten auf die Spinnenfauna in der Kultur Zuckerrübe.Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 22 (Zürich 1992): 81–88 
Gillandt L & Martens J (1980): Verbreitung und Biotop-Bindung der Wespenspinne Argiope bruennichii im Landkreis Lüchow-Dannenberg (Arach.: Araneae).Verhandlungen des naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins Hamburg 23: 309–318 
Martens J, Droz-Nebelung F, Elvers K, Hentschel H-H, Heuer U, Kühnast O, Mühlenhardt-Siegel U, Rosciszewski C, Schult J & Totzke H-D (1992): Biologische Bestandsaufnahme und Bewertung zum Vorhafen auf dem Rysumer Nacken. 156 S., 96 S. Anhang, 3 Karten. I.A. Niedersächsisches Hafenamt Emden. 
Martens J (1983): Die Tierwelt im Landkreis Lüchow-Danneberg: Artenlisten ausgewählter Gruppen.Abhandlungen und Verhandlungen des naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins Hamburg 25: 383–409 
Martens J (1978): Weberknechte, Opiliones - Spinnentiere, Arachnida; in: Senglaub K, Hannemann H-J & Schumann H (Hrsg.): Die Tierwelt Deutschlands und der angrenzenden Meeresteile 64: 1–464 
Martens J (1987): Weberknechte (Opiliones) des Mainzer Sandes und Gonsenheimer Waldes mit einem Anhang über Webespinnen (Araneae).Mainzer Naturwissenschaftliches Archiv 25: 225–231 
Martens J (1969): Die Weberknechte (Opiliones) des Naturschutzgebietes "Mainzer Sand".Mainzer Naturwissenschaftliches Archiv, Mainz 8: 290–291 
Martens J (1965): Verbreitung und Biologie des Schneckenkankers Ischyropsalis hellwigi.Natur und Museum, Frankfurt am Main 95 (4): 143–149 
Martens J (1966): Nelima cretica Roewer auf den Sanden der nördlichen Oberrhein-Ebene (Arach., Opiliones).Senckenbergiana biologica 47 (6): 447–451 
Gruber J & Martens J (1968): Morphologie, Systematik und Ökologie der Gattung Nemastoma C. L. Koch (s. str.) (Opiliones, Nemastomatidae).Senckenbergiana biologica 49: 137–172 

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Recently added sources

Harry I, Blick T, Muster C (2021, unpublished): Laufkäfer und Spinnentiere in voralpinen Mooren.Bericht an das Bayerische Landesamt für Umwelt
Buse J, Hadulla K, Hartmann V, Höfer H, Ludewig H-H & Wagner T (2021): Arthropodenfauna der Blockhalden im und um den Nationalpark Hunsrück-Hochwald; in: Die Dynamik im Fokus - 5 Jahre Nationalpark Hunsrück-Hochwald - ein wissenschaftlicher Streifzug durch die Forschungslandschaft – Nationalparkamt Hunsrück-Hochwald: 148–157 
Janssen M & Crevecoeur L (2020): Midia midas (Simon, 1884) (Araneae, Linyphiidae), a species new to the Belgian spider fauna.Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 35(3): 83–88 
Jászayová A & Jászay T (2021): Pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) from leaf litter of the Slovak Karst National Park.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 61: 77–83; DOI: 10.30963/aramit6113 
Weiss I & Sarbu SM (2021): Porrhomma frasassianum spec. nov. from a sulfidic cave, Italy (Araneae: Linyphiidae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 61: 73–76; DOI: 10.30963/aramit6112 
Beier M (1938): Zwei neue Neobisien (Pseudoscorp.) aus der Ostmark.Zoologischer Anzeiger 123: 78–80 
Korge H (1991): Zoologische Beobachtungen auf dem Truppenübungsplatz Döberitz.Berliner Naturschutzblätter, Zeitschrift für Berlin und Brandenburg 35(4): 165–168 

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Currently processed sources

Beier M (1938): Zwei neue Neobisien (Pseudoscorp.) aus der Ostmark.Zoologischer Anzeiger 123: 78–80 
Beier M (1939): Die Pseudoscorpione des Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseums in Linz.Jahrbuch des Vereines für Landeskunde und Heimatpflege im Gau Oberdonau, Linz 88: 303–312 
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 
Mahnert V, Horak P (1993): Distribution and ecology of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) in relict-forests in Styria (Austria).Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali 345: 245–252 
Staudt A, Weber D & Nährig D (2013): Webspinnen (Arachnida, Araneae) aus Höhlen des Großherzogtums Luxemburg.Ferrantia 69: 115–157 

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