Taxon details

Pholcus fragillimus Strand, 1907

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2014-09-15
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Sri Lanka, India to Japan
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Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart (SMNS), Germany; type material destroyed 1944 (Renner, 1988b)
Taxonomic references
Pholcus fragillimus Strand, 1907k: 126 (Df).
Pholcus okinawaensis Irie, 2002: 141, f. 1-7 (Dmf) [].
Pholcus okinawaensis Irie, 2009: 108, f. 21-23 (mf).
Pholcus acerosus Peng & Zhang, 2011b: 1, f. 1a-g (Dmf) [].
Pholcus fragillimus Huber, 2011b: 415, f. 1924-1926, 1956-1958, 2017-2021 (f, Sm).
Pholcus fragillimus Huber, Colmenares & Ramírez, 2014: 420 (S).

Huber, B. A. (2011b). Revision and cladistic analysis of Pholcus and closely related taxa (Araneae, Pholcidae). Bonner Zoologische Monographien 58: 1-509. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Huber, B. A., Colmenares, P. A. & Ramírez, M. J. (2014). Fourteen new generic and ten new specific synonymies in Pholcidae (Araneae), and transfer of Mystes Bristowe to Filistatidae. Zootaxa 3847(3): 413-422. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3847.3.5 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Irie, T. (2002). Two new species of the genera Pholcus and Spermophora (Araneae: Pholcidae) from the Nansei Islands, Japan. Acta Arachnologica 51: 141-144. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Irie, T. (2009). Pholcidae. In: Ono, H. (ed.) The spiders of Japan with keys to the families and genera and illustrations of the species. Tokai University Press, Kanagawa, pp. 106-111. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peng, Y. Q. & Zhang, F. (2011b). A new species of the genus Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805 (Araneae, Pholcidae) from Hainan Island, China. International Scholarly Research Network Zoology 2011(345606): 1-3. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Strand, E. (1907k). Süd- und ostasiatische Spinnen. Abhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Görlitz 25: 107-215. download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2014-09-15 New taxonomic reference entry Huber, Colmenares & Ramírez, 2014 n/a
2014-09-15 Species synonymy Huber, Colmenares & Ramírez, 2014 Pholcus acerosus synonymized with Pholcus fragillimus