Taxon details

Bifidocoelotes primus (Fox, 1937)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-12-19
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: China (Hong Kong)
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Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), New York, USA; f (Liao et al., 2022b)
  • Paratype: National Museum of Natural History = United States National Museum (USNM), Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA; 1f (1232) (Liao et al., 2022b)
Taxonomic references
Wadotes primus Fox, 1937b: 1, f. 1-2 (Df).
Wadotes primus Bennett, 1987: 126, f. 109-110 (f).
Coelotes primus Wang, Tso & Wu, 2001: 129 (T from Wadotes).
Bifidocoelotes primus Wang, 2002: 37 (T from Coelotes).
Bifidocoelotes primus Wang, 2003: 503, f. 2A-B, 97G (f).
Bifidocoelotes primus Wang & Jäger, 2010: 1170, f. 1A (f).
Bifidocoelotes primus Zhou, Yuen & Zhang, 2017: 433, f. 3A-E, 4A-G, 5 (Dmf).
Bifidocoelotes primus Zhu, Wang & Zhang, 2017: 127, f. 45A-B (f).
Bifidocoelotes primus Liao et al., 2022b: 187, f. 1B, 2C (mf).

Bennett, R. G. (1987). Systematics and natural history of Wadotes (Araneae, Agelenidae). Journal of Arachnology 15: 91-128. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Fox, I. (1937b). New species and records of Chinese spiders. American Museum Novitates 907: 1-9. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Liao, R. R., Wang, Z. W., Yin, H. Q. & Xu, X. (2022b). A review of the genus Bifidocoelotes Wang, 2002, with the description of three new species from China (Araneae, Agelenidae). Zootaxa 5222(2): 179-189. doi:0.11646/zootaxa.5222.2.6 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wang, X. P., Tso, I.-M. & Wu, H.-Y. (2001). Three new Coelotes species (Araneae: Amaurobiidae) from Taiwan. Zoological Studies 40: 127-133. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wang, X. P. (2002). A generic-level revision of the spider subfamily Coelotinae (Araneae, Amaurobiidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 269: 1-150. doi:10.1206/0003-0090(2002)269<0001:AGLROT>2.0.CO;2 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wang, X. P. (2003). Species revision of the coelotine spider genera Bifidocoelotes, Coronilla, Draconarius, Femoracoelotes, Leptocoelotes, Longicoelotes, Platocoelotes, Spiricoelotes, Tegecoelotes, and Tonsilla (Araneae: Amaurobiidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 54: 499-662. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wang, X. P. & Jäger, P. (2010). A review of Coelotinae epigynal teeth morphology, with descriptions of two species from China (Araneae: Amaurobiidae). Journal of Natural History 44(19-20): 1165-1187. doi:10.1080/00222931003632708 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zhou, Y. C., Yuen, Y. L. & Zhang, Z. S. (2017). A new Bifidocoelotes species, with the description of the male of B. primus from Hong Kong, China (Agelenidae: Coelotinae). Zootaxa 4232(3): 429-436. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4232.3.11 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zhu, M. S., Wang, X. P. & Zhang, Z. S. (2017). Fauna Sinica: Invertebrata Vol. 59: Arachnida: Araneae: Agelenidae and Amaurobiidae. Science Press, Beijing, 727 pp. [published in Nov. 2017, not in Jan. 2018 as mentioned in the book] download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2022-12-19 New taxonomic reference entry Liao et al., 2022b n/a
2018-01-26 New taxonomic reference entry Zhu, Wang & Zhang, 2017 n/a
2017-02-17 New taxonomic reference entry Zhou, Yuen & Zhang, 2017 n/a
2017-02-17 First description of male Zhou, Yuen & Zhang, 2017 n/a (Old value)