Family: Pisauridae Simon,1890 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0085] Detail
Gen. Rothus Simon, 1898 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:01729] Detail
In synonymy:
Rothus catenulatus Simon, 1898 = Rothus aethiopicus (Pavesi, 1883) (Blandin, 1977c: 552, sub R. purpurissatus).
Rothus lineatus Pocock, 1902 = Rothus aethiopicus (Pavesi, 1883) (Blandin, 1977c: 552, sub R. purpurissatus).
Rothus magnus Caporiacco, 1940 = Rothus aethiopicus (Pavesi, 1883) (Silva & Sierwald, 2015: 327, removed from nomen dubium).
Rothus mossamedesus Roewer, 1955 = Rothus aethiopicus (Pavesi, 1883) (Blandin, 1977c: 552, sub R. purpurissatus).
Rothus pictus Roewer, 1955 = Rothus aethiopicus (Pavesi, 1883) (Blandin, 1977c: 552, sub R. purpurissatus).
Rothus purpurissatus Simon, 1898 = Rothus aethiopicus (Pavesi, 1883) (Silva & Sierwald, 2015: 327).
Rothus upembanus Roewer, 1955 = Rothus aethiopicus (Pavesi, 1883) (Blandin, 1977c: 552, sub R. purpurissatus).
Rothus vestitus Roewer, 1955 = Rothus aethiopicus (Pavesi, 1883) (Blandin, 1977c: 552, sub R. purpurissatus).
Nomina dubia:
Rothus atlanticus Simon, 1898f: 14 (f, North Africa) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552.
Rothus concolor Caporiacco, 1940c: 787 (j, Ethiopia) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552.
Rothus insulus (Strand, 1913a: 418, f, Central Africa, originally in Pisaura, T here and S with R. aethiopicus by Roewer, 1955c: 122) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552, (sub R. aethiopicus).
Rothus obscurus Strand, 1907a: 545 (f, South Africa) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552.
Rothus strandi Caporiacco, 1940c: 787 (j, Ethiopia) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552.
Rothus subcatenulatus Strand, 1908m: 107 (f, Ethiopia) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552, (but see Caporiacco, 1940c: 786, f. 8).
Rothus aethiopicus (Pavesi, 1883) | m f | Africa, Israel     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:047952]
Ocyale aethiopicus Pavesi, 1883: 71 (Dmf).
Rothus purpurissatus Simon, 1898a: 294, f. 293-294, 298.
Rothus purpurissatus Simon, 1898f: 14 (Df) [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:019778].
Rothus catenulatus Simon, 1898f: 15 (Df).
Rothus lineatus Pocock, 1902a: 16, pl. 3, f. 2 (Df).
Rothus aethiopicus Simon, 1907e: 8 (Tmf from Ocyale).
Rothus aethiopicus Lessert, 1916: 581, f. 15-18 (mf).
Rothus catenulatus Caporiacco, 1940c: 786, f. 8 (f).
Rothus magnus Caporiacco, 1940c: 784, f. 7 (Dmf).
Rothus aethiopicus Roewer, 1955b: 206, f. 79a-e (mf).
Rothus upembanus Roewer, 1955b: 209, f. 80a-b (Df).
Rothus pictus Roewer, 1955b: 210, f. 81a-e (Dmf).
Rothus mossamedesus Roewer, 1955b: 214, f. 82a-b (Df).
Rothus vestitus Roewer, 1955b: 217, f. 83a-b (Df).
Rothus purpurissatus Blandin, 1976c: 918, f. 5-6 (f).
Rothus purpurissatus Blandin, 1977c: 552, f. 10-12, 15-27, 31 (f, Sm).
Rothus aethiopicus Blandin, 1977c: 552 (nomen dubium).
Rothus magnus Blandin, 1977c: 552 (nomen dubium).
Rothus purpurissatus Levy, 1999a: 60, f. 34A-B, 35A-B (mf).
Rothus aethiopicus Silva & Sierwald, 2015: 327, f. 2-23 (mf, removed from nomen dubium, S).
Rothus auratus Pocock, 1900 | f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:019777]
Rothus auratus Pocock, 1900e: 326 (Df).
Rothus auratus Pocock, 1902a: 16, pl. 3, f. 3 (f).
Rothus auratus Blandin, 1977c: 554, f. 14 (f).
Rothus auratus Silva & Sierwald, 2015: 339, f. 43-48 (f; N.B.: may be S of R. vittatus).
Rothus vittatus Simon, 1898 | m f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:019779]
Rothus vittatus Simon, 1898f: 15 (Df).
Rothus vittatus Blandin, 1977c: 554, f. 13, 30 (f).
Rothus vittatus Silva & Sierwald, 2015: 334, f. 24-42 (f, Dm).
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