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
1327
Min. recorded specimens
1322902
Sources
3421
Locations
10177

(These statistics are not updated in real-time for performance reasons. The actual numbers may be different. Last update: 2019-08-18 05:30:20)


Citation: Arachnologische Gesellschaft (2019): 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

Růžička V & Dolanský J (2016): Catching of spiders in shallow subterranean habitats in the Czech Republic.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 51: 43–48; DOI: 10.5431/aramit5106 
Machač O & Tuf IH (2016): Spiders and harvestmen on tree trunks obtained by three sampling methods.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 51: 67–72; DOI: 10.5431/aramit5110 
Krajčovičová K, Christophoryová J & Mahnert V (2017): Rhacochelifer disjunctus (Pseudoscorpiones: Cheliferidae) new to the fauna of Slovakia.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 53: 38–42; DOI: 10.5431/aramit5306 
Wiśniewski K & Wesołowska W (2015): Maro lehtineni (Araneae: Linyphiidae) – a spider species new to the fauna of Poland.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 50: 81–84; DOI: 10.5431/aramit5011 
Lissner J & Chatzaki M (2016): A new species of Berinda (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) from the eastern Aegean Islands, Greece.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 51: 9–11; DOI: 10.5431/aramit5102 
Lissner J & Bosmans R (2016): Description of a new Gibbaranea (Araneae: Araneidae) from the Western Mediterranean.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 52: 25–30; DOI: 10.5431/aramit5205 

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Recently added sources

Wiśniewski K & Wesołowska W (2015): Maro lehtineni (Araneae: Linyphiidae) – a spider species new to the fauna of Poland.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 50: 81–84; DOI: 10.5431/aramit5011 
Machač O & Tuf IH (2016): Spiders and harvestmen on tree trunks obtained by three sampling methods.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 51: 67–72; DOI: 10.5431/aramit5110 
Růžička V & Dolanský J (2016): Catching of spiders in shallow subterranean habitats in the Czech Republic.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 51: 43–48; DOI: 10.5431/aramit5106 
Lissner J & Chatzaki M (2016): A new species of Berinda (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) from the eastern Aegean Islands, Greece.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 51: 9–11; DOI: 10.5431/aramit5102 
Lissner J & Bosmans R (2016): Description of a new Gibbaranea (Araneae: Araneidae) from the Western Mediterranean.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 52: 25–30; DOI: 10.5431/aramit5205 
Krajčovičová K, Christophoryová J & Mahnert V (2017): Rhacochelifer disjunctus (Pseudoscorpiones: Cheliferidae) new to the fauna of Slovakia.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 53: 38–42; DOI: 10.5431/aramit5306 
Šestáková A, Suvák M, Krajčovičová K, Kaňuchová A & Christophoryová J (2017): Arachnids from the greenhouses of the Botanical Garden of the PJ Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpiones).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 53: 19–28; DOI: 10.5431/aramit5304 
Schikora H-B (2015): Die Webspinnen des Nationalparks Harz.Schriftenreihe aus dem Nationalpark Harz 13: 1–371
Schifani E, Dentici A, Alleruzzo L & Di Pompeo P (2019): Spermophora senoculata on Sicily/Italy (Araneae: Pholcidae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 58: 6–8; DOI: 10.30963/aramit5803 
Lemke M (2019): Olios argelasius (Araneae: Sparassidae) mit Bananen nach Schleswig-Holstein importiert.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 58: 16–17; DOI: 10.30963/aramit5806 
Agapakis G & de Miranda GS (2019): First record of Charinus ioanniticus (Arachnida, Amblypygi: Charinidae) from continental Europe.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 58: 13–15; DOI: 10.30963/aramit5805 

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Currently processed sources

Schenkel E (1918): Neue Fundorte einheimischer Spinnen.Verhandlungen der naturforschenden Gesellschaft Basel 29: 69–104
Schikora H-B (2015): Die Webspinnen des Nationalparks Harz.Schriftenreihe aus dem Nationalpark Harz 13: 1–371

New on this site

2019-08-15:
Version 1.57:
  • Support for the Slovak Grid (corresponds to TK 25)
2019-08-10:
Version 1.56:
  • Support for French Grid RGF93/Lambert-93.
2019-08-03:
Version 1.55:
  • Links to Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel
  • Improvements for statistics
2019-07-27:
Version 1.54:
  • IE and Edge < 16 are no longer supported!
  • Common form for mass-modification of records (only for registered users).
  • Changed selection of locations and sources (avoids extremely slow drop down lists of Firefox, only for registered users).
2019-07-16:
The next version of the Atlas will no longer support Internet Explorer or older versions of Edge. At least Edge 16 or a current version of the other browsers will be required.

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