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
1,338
Min. recorded specimens
1,352,296
Sources
3,446
Locations
12,228

(These statistics are not updated in real-time for performance reasons. The actual numbers may be different. Last update: 2019-10-23 11:15:11)


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

Schäfer M (2015): Erstnachweis von Sibianor tantulus (Simon, 1868) (Araneae, Salticidae) für das Bundesland Berlin.Märkische Entomologische Nachrichten 17 (1): 125–127 
Kubcová L & Schlaghamerský J (2002): Zur Spinnenfauna der Stammregion stehenden Totholzes in südmährischen Auenwäldern.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 24: 35–61; DOI: 10.5431/aramit2403 
Müller H-G (1983): Zum Vorkommen von Oedothorax agrestis (BLACKWALL) (Araneida, Linyphiidae) in Hessen.Hessische Faunistische Briefe, Darmstadt 3 (4): 64–67 
Müller H-G (1983): Die Baldachin-Spinne Lepthyphantes alacris (BLACKWALL) (Araneida, Linyphiidae) in Hessen.Hessische Faunistische Briefe, Darmstadt 3 (1): 15–18 
Bali L, Andrési D, Tuba K & Szinetár C (2019): Comparing pitfall trapping and suction sampling data collection for ground-dwelling spiders in artificial forest gaps.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 58: 23–28; DOI: 10.30963/aramit5808 

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Recently added sources

Schäfer M (2015): Erstnachweis von Sibianor tantulus (Simon, 1868) (Araneae, Salticidae) für das Bundesland Berlin.Märkische Entomologische Nachrichten 17 (1): 125–127 
Muster C, Schönhofer A & Weber D (2013): Weberknechte (Arachnida, Opiliones) aus Höhlen des Großherzogtums Luxemburg.Ferrantia 69: 158–170
Staudt A, Weber D & Nährig D (2013): Webspinnen (Arachnida, Araneae) aus Höhlen des Großherzogtums Luxemburg.Ferrantia 69: 115–157
Höfer H, Meyer F, Bauer T, Bayer S, Harry I & Kastner L (2019): Überraschende Erstnachweise und neue Daten zu seltenen Spinnenarten (Arachnida: Araneae) aus Blockhalden in Baden-Württemberg.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 58: 62–84; DOI: 10.30963/aramit5811
Möller M, Blick T & Buchholz S (2019): Spinnen der Trockenrasen in und um Berlin – Vielfalt, Verbreitung und Gefährdung.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 58: 52–61; DOI: 10.30963/aramit5810

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Currently processed sources

Höfer H, Meyer F, Bauer T, Bayer S, Harry I & Kastner L (2019): Überraschende Erstnachweise und neue Daten zu seltenen Spinnenarten (Arachnida: Araneae) aus Blockhalden in Baden-Württemberg.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 58: 62–84; DOI: 10.30963/aramit5811
Möller M, Blick T & Buchholz S (2019): Spinnen der Trockenrasen in und um Berlin – Vielfalt, Verbreitung und Gefährdung.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 58: 52–61; DOI: 10.30963/aramit5810
Muster C, Schönhofer A & Weber D (2013): Weberknechte (Arachnida, Opiliones) aus Höhlen des Großherzogtums Luxemburg.Ferrantia 69: 158–170
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
Staudt A, Weber D & Nährig D (2013): Webspinnen (Arachnida, Araneae) aus Höhlen des Großherzogtums Luxemburg.Ferrantia 69: 115–157

New on this site

2019-10-12:
Version 1.60:
  • Link to Polish distribution maps.
  • Page "My Sources".
  • Improved species list of geogr. area (store area, predefined areas)
2019-09-14:
Version 1.59:
  • During import no bookmarks are created for new locations.
  • Search for coll.
  • Smaller changes and bugfixes.
2019-08-20:
Version 1.58:
  • Support for Gauß-Krüger coordinates
  • Bugfixes
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.

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