Family: Sparassidae Bertkau,1872 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spiderfam:0056] Detail
Gen. Palystes L. Koch, 1875 [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidergen:02559] Detail
N.B.: not a senior synonym of Gnathopalystes Rainbow, 1899 (Croeser, 1996: 110).
Transferred to other genera:
Palystes crucifer Simon, 1880 -- see Gnathopalystes
Palystes cultrifer Pocock, 1900 -- see Parapalystes
Palystes dasyurinus Hogg, 1914 -- see Heteropoda
Palystes ferox (Rainbow, 1899) -- see Gnathopalystes
Palystes ignicomus L. Koch, 1875 -- see Gnathopalystes
Palystes incanus Thorell, 1890 -- see Gnathopalystes
Palystes kochi Simon, 1880 -- see Gnathopalystes
Palystes ledleyi Hogg, 1922 -- see Heteropoda
Palystes lycosinus Pocock, 1900 -- see Parapalystes
Palystes megacephalus (C. L. Koch, 1845) -- see Parapalystes
Palystes nigriventer Kulczyński, 1910 -- see Gnathopalystes
Palystes nigrocornutus Merian, 1911 -- see Gnathopalystes
Palystes pilipodus Strand, 1913 -- see Anchonastus
Palystes rutilans Simon, 1899 -- see Gnathopalystes
Palystes scutatus (Pocock, 1902) -- see Panaretella
Palystes speciosus Pocock, 1898 -- see Heteropoda
Palystes whiteae Pocock, 1902 -- see Parapalystes
In synonymy:
Palystes affinis Lessert, 1921 = Palystes ellioti Pocock, 1896 (Croeser, 1996: 67).
Palystes amanicus Strand, 1907 = Palystes ellioti Pocock, 1896 (Croeser, 1996: 67).
Palystes bornemiszai Caporiacco, 1947 = Palystes hoehneli Simon, 1890 (Croeser, 1996: 70).
Palystes chaperi Simon, 1880 = Palystes castaneus (Latreille, 1819) (Croeser, 1996: 25).
Palystes kibonotensis Lessert, 1921 = Palystes hoehneli Simon, 1890 (Croeser, 1996: 70).
Palystes modificus Strand, 1906 = Palystes superciliosus L. Koch, 1875 (Croeser, 1996: 56).
Palystes modificus minor Strand, 1906 = Palystes superciliosus L. Koch, 1875 (Nentwig et al., 2020: 27).
Palystes natalius (Karsch, 1878) = Palystes superciliosus L. Koch, 1875 (Croeser, 1996: 56).
Palystes rubrioculatus Strand, 1906 = Palystes hoehneli Simon, 1890 (Croeser, 1996: 70, after Strand, 1907).
Palystes superciliosus fasciiventris Strand, 1907 = Palystes superciliosus L. Koch, 1875 (Croeser, 1996: 56).
Nomen dubium:
Palystes spiralis Strand, 1907d: 737 (m, Madagascar) [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029391] -- Nentwig et al., 2020: 26.
Palystes ansiedippenaarae Croeser, 1996 | m f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029374]
Palystes ansiedippenaarae Croeser, 1996: 78, f. 104-108 (Dmf).
Palystes castaneus (Latreille, 1819) * | m f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029375]
Thomisus castaneus Latreille, 1819: 30 (D).
Olios castaneus Walckenaer, 1837: 571 (Dm).
Olios fuscus Walckenaer, 1837: 573 (Dm).
Ocypete melanogaster C. L. Koch, 1845: 31, f. 975 (Dm).
Ocypete nobilis C. L. Koch, 1845: 37, f. 979 (f, misidentified).
Palystes frenatus L. Koch, 1875a: 705, pl. 60, f. 4 (Df).
Palystes castaneus Simon, 1880a: 262.
Palystes chaperi Simon, 1880a: 263 (Dm).
Olios melanogaster Simon, 1880a: 298.
Palystes castaneus Pocock, 1896a: 63, pl. 8, f. 9 (mf).
Palystes castaneus Simon, 1897a: 65, f. 53, 56, 58 (m).
Palystes castaneus Järvi, 1912: 66, pl. 5, f. 9-10 (f).
Palystes castaneus Järvi, 1914: 183.
Palystes castaneus Lamoral, 1973: 614, f. 1-8 (m).
Palystes castaneus Croeser, 1996: 25, f. 1-21 (mf, S).
Palystes castaneus Jäger & Kunz, 2005: 168, f. 174-188 (mf).
Palystes convexus Strand, 1907 | j | Madagascar     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029376]
Palystes convexus Strand, 1907d: 737 (Dj).
Palystes crawshayi Pocock, 1902 | m f | Lesotho     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029377]
Palystes crawshayi Pocock, 1902a: 27 (Df).
Palystes crawshayi Croeser, 1996: 39, f. 39-44 (f, Dm).
Palystes ellioti Pocock, 1896 | m f | Central, East Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029378]
Palystes ellioti Pocock, 1896a: 58, pl. 8, f. 2 (Df).
Palystes amanicus Strand, 1907a: 541 (Dj).
Palystes amanicus Strand, 1907n: 680 (Dj).
Palystes affinis Lessert, 1921: 397, f. 16 (Dm).
Palystes ellioti Croeser, 1996: 67, f. 81-88 (f, Sm).
Palystes flavidus Simon, 1897 | m f | India     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029379]
Palystes flavidus Simon, 1897b: 489 (Dj).
Palystes flavidus Pocock, 1900a: 266 (Df).
Palystes flavidus Gravely, 1931: 258, f. 14A-B (f, Dm).
Palystes flavidus Tikader & Sethi, 1990: 178, f. 38-43 (mf).
Palystes fornasinii (Pavesi, 1881) | m | Mozambique     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029380]
Sparassus fornasinii Pavesi, 1881: 548 (Dm).
Palystes fornasinii Simon, 1903a: 1028.
Palystes hoehneli Simon, 1890 | m f | Kenya, Tanzania     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029381]
Palystes höhneli Simon, 1890b: 129 (Df).
Palystes rubrioculatus Strand, 1906b: 689 (Dm).
Palystes höhneli Strand, 1907p: 91.
Palystes hoehneli Järvi, 1912: 69, f. 56, pl. 6, f. 5-8 (f).
Palystes hoehneli Järvi, 1914: 186.
Palystes kibonotensis Lessert, 1921: 393, f. 14-15, 17-18 (Dmf).
Palystes bornemiszai Caporiacco, 1947d: 205, f. 49 (Dmf).
Palystes hoehneli Croeser, 1996: 70, f. 89-96 (f, Sm).
Palystes hoehneli Jäger & Kunz, 2005: 167, f. 149-156 (mf).
Palystes johnstoni Pocock, 1896 | m f | Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029382]
Palystes johnstoni Pocock, 1896a: 57, pl. 8, f. 1 (Dmf).
Palystes johnstoni Järvi, 1912: 70, pl. 6, f. 9-12 (f).
Palystes johnstoni Järvi, 1914: 187.
Palystes johnstoni Croeser, 1996: 74, f. 97-100 (mf).
Palystes karooensis Croeser, 1996 | m f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029383]
Palystes karooensis Croeser, 1996: 50, f. 45-56 (Dmf).
Palystes kreutzmanni Jäger & Kunz, 2010 | m f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:043590]
Palystes kreutzmanni Jäger & Kunz, 2010: 2, f. 1-22 (Dmf).
Palystes leppanae Pocock, 1902 | m f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029384]
Palystes leppanae Pocock, 1902a: 23, pl. 3, f. 9 (Df).
Palystes leppanae Croeser, 1996: 41, f. 57-62 (f, Dm).
Palystes leroyorum Croeser, 1996 | m | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029385]
Palystes leroyorum Croeser, 1996: 81, f. 101-103 (Dm).
Palystes lunatus Pocock, 1896 | f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029386]
Palystes lunatus Pocock, 1896a: 60, pl. 8, f. 5 (Df).
Palystes lunatus Croeser, 1996: 37, f. 37-38 (f).
Palystes martinfilmeri Croeser, 1996 | m f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029387]
Palystes martinfilmeri Croeser, 1996: 30, f. 23-27, 29, 31 (Dmf).
Palystes perornatus Pocock, 1900 | m f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029388]
Palystes perornatus Pocock, 1900e: 331 (Df).
Palystes perornatus Pocock, 1902a: 23, pl. 3, f. 10 (f).
Palystes perornatus Croeser, 1996: 46, f. 63-70 (f, Dm).
Palystes perornatus Jäger & Kunz, 2005: 168, f. 189-194 (mf).
Palystes pinnotheres (Walckenaer, 1805) | f | Australia (New South Wales), New Caledonia     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029389]
Thomisus pinnotheres Walckenaer, 1805: 36 (D).
Olios pinnotherus Walckenaer, 1837: 565 (Df).
Palystes pinnotherus L. Koch, 1875a: 703, pl. 60, f. 3 (f).
Palystes reticulatus Rainbow, 1899 | f | Santa Cruz Is.     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029390]
Palystes reticulatus Rainbow, 1899b: 312, pl. 24, f. 4 (Df).
Palystes stilleri Croeser, 1996 | m f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029392]
Palystes stilleri Croeser, 1996: 33, f. 28, 30, 32-36 (Dmf).
Palystes stuarti Croeser, 1996 | m f | South Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029393]
Palystes stuarti Croeser, 1996: 53, f. 71-75 (Dmf).
Palystes superciliosus L. Koch, 1875 | m f | Southern Africa     [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:029394]
Palystes superciliosus L. Koch, 1875a: 706, pl. 61, f. 1 (Dmf).
Heteropoda natalia Karsch, 1878c: 772 (Df).
Olios natalicus Simon, 1880a: 299 (T from Heteropoda).
Palystes spenceri Pocock, 1896a: 58, pl. 8, f. 3 (Dmf).
Palystes pulchripes Pocock, 1896a: 60, pl. 8, f. 4 (Df).
Palystes natalius Pocock, 1898c: 222 (T from Olios, S of Palystes spenceri).
Palystes modificus Strand, 1906c: 37 (Dm).
Palystes modificus minor Strand, 1906c: 41 (D) [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:051723].
Palystes superciliosus fasciiventris Strand, 1907a: 541 (Df).
Palystes superciliosus Strand, 1907n: 674 (S of Palystes pulchripes).
Palystes superciliosus fasciiventris Strand, 1907n: 676 (Dmf).
Palystes natalius Järvi, 1912: 68, f. 57, pl. 6, f. 13-15 (f).
Palystes natalius Järvi, 1914: 188.
Palystes natalius Lawrence, 1937: 251 (m).
Palystes superciliosus Croeser, 1996: 56, f. 77-80 (mf, S of Palystes modificus, P. natalius and P. superciliosus fasciiventris).
Palystes superciliosus Nentwig et al., 2020: 27 (S of Palystes modificus minor).
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