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
1,574
Min. recorded specimens
2,765,699
Sources
5,095
Locations
20,972

(These statistics are not updated in real-time for performance reasons. The actual numbers may be different. Last update: December 4, 2022, 14:45:06)


Citation: Arachnologische Gesellschaft (2022): 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 World Arachnida Catalog. 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 (1986, unpublished): Spinnen; in: Scholl G: Pionierübungsplatz (Land) Volkach am Main. Ökologische Beweissicherung. Im Auftrag des Bundesverteidigungministeriums. Begleitplan: Planungsbüro Dietz, Hammelburg. 
Steinwandter M, von Spinn J, Thaler-Knoflach B & Seeber J (2022): Neufunde von Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneae) für Südtirol und Italien aus dem Obervinschgau.Gredleriana 22: 1–8; DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7215799 
Weiss I (1998): Asthenargus carpaticus spec. nova aus dem Fogarascher Gebirge, Rumänien (Araneae, Linyphiidae).Linzer Biologische Beiträge 30/1: 455–457 
Mendl H (1975): Spinnen aus dem Allgäu (Arachnoidea: Araneina, Opiliones).Naturwissenschaftliche Mitteilungen aus Kempten/Allgäu 19: 33–36 
Hiebsch H (1982): Ein Beitrag zur Spinnenfauna des NSG Alperstedter Ried.Veröffentlichungen des Naturkundemuseums Erfurt 1: 97–108 
Assmuth W (1981): Zur Spinnenfauna (Arachnida, Araneae) des Naturdenkmals "Weiberhemdmoor" am Hohen Meißner.Hessische Faunistische Briefe 1 (4): 60–69 
Kastner L, Meyer F, Gebhardt U, Ahrens M, Buse J & Höfer H (2018): Die Blockhalden-Stachelwolfspinne Acantholycosa norvegica sudetica (L. Koch) (Araneae: Lycosidae) im Nordschwarzwald.Carolinea 76: 163–188 
Milasowszky N & Hepner M (2014): Die Spinnenfauna (Arachnida: Araneae) ausgewählter Ruderalstandorte in der Mülldeponie Rautenweg (Wien).Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik 15: 135–152 
Bauchhenß E (1987, unpublished): Spinnen; in: Schneiberg A: Bericht zur Ökologischen Beweissicherung KKW Isar I. Bodenarthropoden. Im Auftrag von E.ON Kraftwerk. 
Bauchhenß E (1984, unpublished): Spinnen; in: Scholl G: Ökologische Beweissicherung KKW Isar I. Bodenarthropoden. Im Auftrag von E.ON Kernkraft. 
Müller F & Schenkel E (1895): Verzeichnis der Spinnen von Basel und Umgegend.Verhandlungen der naturforschenden Gesellschaft Basel 10: 691–824, pl XIII–XIV 

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Recently added sources

Bauchhenß E (1986, unpublished): Spinnen; in: Scholl G: Pionierübungsplatz (Land) Volkach am Main. Ökologische Beweissicherung. Im Auftrag des Bundesverteidigungministeriums. Begleitplan: Planungsbüro Dietz, Hammelburg. 
Steinwandter M, von Spinn J, Thaler-Knoflach B & Seeber J (2022): Neufunde von Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneae) für Südtirol und Italien aus dem Obervinschgau.Gredleriana 22: 1–8; DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7215799 
Weiss I (1998): Asthenargus carpaticus spec. nova aus dem Fogarascher Gebirge, Rumänien (Araneae, Linyphiidae).Linzer Biologische Beiträge 30/1: 455–457 
Milasowszky N & Hepner M (2014): Die Spinnenfauna (Arachnida: Araneae) ausgewählter Ruderalstandorte in der Mülldeponie Rautenweg (Wien).Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik 15: 135–152 
Bauchhenß E (1984, unpublished): Spinnen; in: Scholl G: Ökologische Beweissicherung KKW Isar I. Bodenarthropoden. Im Auftrag von E.ON Kernkraft. 
Bauchhenß E (1987, unpublished): Spinnen; in: Schneiberg A: Bericht zur Ökologischen Beweissicherung KKW Isar I. Bodenarthropoden. Im Auftrag von E.ON Kraftwerk. 
Barranco P, Mayoral JG & Álvarez García G (2014): Primer registro de esquizómidos en la península ibérica (Arachnida, Schizomida).Boln. Asoc. esp. Ent. 38 (3-4): 295–301 
Kordges T (2017): Nachweis des Schwarzen Riesen-Weberknechtes (Leiobunum spec.) (Arachnida : Opiliones) in Wuppertal.Jahresberichte des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins Wuppertal 64: 97–102 
Reinke H-D (1997): Haus- und Stallspinnen (Araneae) eines ländlichen Wohnbereichs bei Kiel.Faunistisch-Ökologische Mitteilungen Band 7, Heft 5-6: 173–196 

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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 

New on this site

November 20, 2022:
Version 1.135:
  • Page "All species with records"
October 28, 2022:
Version 1.134:
  • Improvements for Import and Export
October 8, 2022:
Version 1.133:
  • Improvements displaying and editing record images.
October 3, 2022:
Version 1.132:
  • Support habitat types as used in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg during import and direct entry (types are converted to EUNIS types).
  • Export CSV files with a BOM so that Excel displays special characters correctly.
September 10, 2022:
Version 1.130:
  • Checklists contain date of last record.

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