Taxon details

Poecilochroa pugnax (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1874)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2021-04-26
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Libya, Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany; f (3293) of Drassus sockniensis (Bosmans & Hervé, 2021)
  • Holotype: Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH), Oxford, UK; m (B. 254) (Levy, 1999d)
  • Syntype: British Museum of Natural History (BMNH)/Natural History Museum (NHMUK), London, UK; 1m 1f (1936.7.10.134a, 1936.2.12.1049) of Poecilochroa lesserti (Levy, 1999d)
Taxonomic references
Drassus pugnax O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1874a: 399, pl. 52, f. 25 (Dm).
Drassus sockniensis Karsch, 1881a: 12, pl. 1, f. 9 (Df) [].
Poecilochroa pugnax Simon, 1908a: 423 (Df).
Scotophaeus subpugnax Strand, 1908h: 62 (provisional name).
Poecilochroa lesserti Denis, 1947a: 62, pl. 3, f. 8-10 (Dmf).
Poecilochroa pugnax Levy, 1999d: 433, f. 10-14 (mf, S of Poecilochroa lesserti; N.B.: possibly regarded as Macarophaeus by Wunderlich, 2011: 46).
Poecilochroa pugnax Bosmans & Hervé, 2021: 60, f. 2d-e (f, S of Drassodes sockniensis).

Bosmans, R. & Hervé, C. (2021). Less is more: eight new synonyms in Mediterranean spiders (Araneae), with a new Pelecopsis species from Tunisia (Linyphiidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 61: 58-64. doi:10.30963/aramit6109 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Denis, J. (1947a). Results of the Armstrong College expedition to Siwa Oasis (Libyan desert), 1935. Spiders [Araneae]. Bulletin de la Société Fouad 1er d'Entomologie 31: 17-103, Pl. I-VI. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Karsch, F. (1881a). Verzeichniss der während der Rohlfs'schen Afrikanischen Expedition erbeuteten Myriopoden und Arachniden. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 47: 1-14. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levy, G. (1999d). Spiders of six uncommon drassodine genera (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) from Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 45: 427-452. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1874a). On some new species of Drassides. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 42(3): 370-419, Pl. LI-LII. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1874.tb02495.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1908a). Etude sur les arachnides recueillis par M. le Dr. Klaptocz en Tripolitaine. Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 26: 419-438. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Strand, E. (1908h). Nordafrikanische, hauptsächlich von Carlo Freiherr von Erlanger gesammelte Aviculariidae, Drassidae und Theridiidae. Jahreshefte des Vereins für vaterländische Naturkunde in Württemberg 64: 11-101. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2021-04-26 New taxonomic reference entry Bosmans & Hervé, 2021 n/a
2021-04-26 Species synonymy Bosmans & Hervé, 2021 Poecilochroa sockniensis synonymized with Poecilochroa pugnax