Taxon details

Poecilomigas abrahami (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1889)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-06-28
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: South Africa
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Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Liverpool Museum, Liverpool, United Kingdom; f (4.10.88) (type material destroyed during WW II bombing) (Hancock, 1975)
Taxonomic references
Moggridgea tidmarshi Lenz, 1889: 578 (Df).
Moggridgea abrahami O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1889a: 41, pl. 2, f. 3 (Df).
Migas abrahami Simon, 1892a: 82, 84.
Moggridgea stauntoni Pocock, 1902b: 319 (Df).
Poecilomigas abrahami Purcell, 1903b: 72.
Poecilomigas pulchripes Simon, 1903d: 23 (Df).
Caedmon abrahamii O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1904b: 144 (T from Moggridgea).
Poecilomigas abrahami Griswold, 1987d: 486, f. 1-14, 16-19, 21-45, 57-58 (f, Dm, S).
Poecilomigas abrahami Griswold & Ledford, 2001: 17, f. 19B, 59D, 60A (f).
Poecilomigas abrahami Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2002: 83, f. 53a, c-d (mf).
Poecilomigas abrahami Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2021n: 27, p. 26: 1 f., p. 27: 4 f. (m, f habitus).

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S. (2002). Baboon and trapdoor spiders of southern Africa: an identification manual. Plant Protection Research Institute Handbook 13: 1-128. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S., Haddad, C. R., Foord, S. H. & Lotz, L. N. (2021n). The Migidae of South Africa. Version 1. South African National Survey of Arachnida Photo Identification Guide, Irene, 30 pp. doi:10.5281/zenodo.6735880 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Griswold, C. E. (1987d). The African members of the trap-door spider family Migidae (Araneae: Mygalomorphae) 2: the genus Poecilomigas Simon, 1903. Annals of the Natal Museum 28: 475-497. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Griswold, C. E. & Ledford, J. (2001). A monograph of the migid trap door spiders of Madagascar and review of the world genera (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Migidae). Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences 151: 1-120. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lenz, H. (1889). Eine neue Moggridgea-Art aus Südafrika. Zoologischer Anzeiger 12: 578-579. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1889a). On some new species and a new genus of Araneida. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 57(1): 34-46, pl. 2. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1889.tb06745.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1904b). Descriptions of some new species and characters of three new genera, of Araneidea from South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 3: 143-165, pl. 9-12. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R. I. (1902b). Some new African spiders. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (7) 10(58): 315-330, pl. 2-3. doi:10.1080/00222930208678678 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Purcell, W. F. (1903b). New South African spiders of the families Migidae, Ctenizidae, Barychelidae Dipluridae, and Lycosidae. Annals of the South African Museum 3: 69-142, pl. 8. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1892a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome premier. Roret, Paris, pp. 1-256. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1903d). Descriptions d'arachnides nouveaux. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 47: 21-39. doi:10.5962/bhl.part.25299 download pdf -- Show included taxa

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2022-06-28 New taxonomic reference entry Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2021n n/a