Taxon details

Setaphis mollis (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1874)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2021-04-26
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Algeria to Egypt, Israel
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart (SMNS), Germany; type material destroyed 1944; f of Zelotes quadridentatus (Nentwig et al., 2020)
  • Holotype: Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH), Oxford, UK; f (Platnick & Murphy, 1996)
  • Lectotype: Museo Civico Storia Naturale G. Doria, Genova (MCSNG), Italy; f of Scotophaeus quadridentatus (Bosmans & Hervé, 2021)
  • Syntype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany; 4f (3291) of Echemus pharetratus (Bosmans & Janssen, 1999)
Taxonomic references
Prosthesima mollis O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1874a: 381, pl. 51, f. 9 (Df).
Echemus pharetratus Karsch, 1881a: 11, pl. 1, f. 8 (Df).
Prosthesima quadridentata Strand, 1906b: 613 (Df) [
Scotophaeus quadridentatus Caporiacco, 1928b: 85, f. 2 (Df) [].
Pseudodrassus quadridentatus Caporiacco, 1935a: 286.
Camillina mollis Schmidt, 1973: 364 (Tf from Echemus per Roewer).
Setaphis mollis Platnick & Murphy, 1996: 12, f. 25-28 (Tf from Camillina, Dm).
Setaphis mollis Levy, 1998c: 97, f. 6-9 (mf).
Setaphis mollis Bosmans & Janssen, 1999: 86, f. 9-12 (mf, S).
Zelotes quadridentatus Nentwig et al., 2020: 24 (nomen dubium).
Setaphis mollis Bosmans & Hervé, 2021: 61 (S of Pseudodrassus quadridentatus and Zelotes quadridentatus, the latter removed from nomen dubium, rejecting Nentwig et al., 2020: 24).

Bosmans, R. & Janssen, M. (1999). The ground spider genus Setaphis in the Maghreb countries (Araneae Gnaphosidae). Bulletin & Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 155: 82-90. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

Caporiacco, L. di (1928b). Resultati zoologici della Missione inviata dalla R. Società Geografica Italiana per l'esplorazione dell'oasi di Giarabub (1926-1927). Aracnidi di Giarabub e di Porto Bardia. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 53: 77-107. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Caporiacco, L. di (1935a). Escursione del Prof. Nello Beccari in Anatolia. Aracnidi. Monitore Zoologico Italiano 46: 283-289. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

Levy, G. (1998c). The ground-spider genera Setaphis, Trachyzelotes, Zelotes, and Drassyllus (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) in Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 44: 93-158. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Nentwig, W., Blick, T., Gloor, D., Jäger, P. & Kropf, C. (2020). How to deal with destroyed type material? The case of Embrik Strand (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 59: 22-29. doi:10.30963/aramit5904 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. 51-52. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1874.tb02495.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Platnick, N. I. & Murphy, J. A. (1996). A review of the zelotine ground spider genus Setaphis (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). American Museum Novitates 3162: 1-23. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schmidt, G. (1973). Zur Spinnenfauna von Gran Canaria. Zoologische Beiträge (N.F.) 19: 347-391. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Strand, E. (1906b). Diagnosen nordafrikanischer, hauptsächlich von Carlo Freiherr von Erlanger gesammelter Spinnen. Zoologischer Anzeiger 30: 604-637, 655-690. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Nentwig, W., Blick, T., Bosmans, R., Gloor, D., Hänggi, A., Kropf, C.: Spiders of Europe. Version 05.2018. doi: 10.24436/1

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