Taxon details

Asaphobelis physonychus Simon, 1902

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2017-09-11
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Brazil
Type deposit provide information
  • It is widely assumed that most of the type material from Simon can be found in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France
  • Holotype: Museu de História Natural Capão da Imbuia (MHNCI), formerly lnstituto de Defesa do Patrimonio Natural (IDPN), Curitiba, Brazil; f (2459) of Asaphobelis pluripunctatus (Galiano, 1980b)
Taxonomic references
Asaphobelis physonychus Simon, 1902d: 384 (Dm).
Asaphobelis physonychus Simon, 1903a: 801, f. 932 (m).
Asaphobelis pluripunctatus Mello-Leitão, 1947b: 295, pl. 42, f. 42 (Df).
Asaphobelis physonychus Galiano, 1963a: 298, pl. VIII, f. 1-4 (m).
Asaphobelis physonychus Prószyński, 1976: 153, f. 202 (m).
Asaphobelis physonychus Lise & Braul, 1994a: 261, f. 1-8 (m, Df).
Asaphobelis physonychus Edwards, Rinaldi & Ruiz, 2005: 23 (S of Asaphobelis pluripunctatus).
Coryphasia physonycha Zhang & Maddison, 2015: 23, f. 228-235 (mf).
Asaphobelis physonychus Prószyński, 2017b: 74, f. 36C, 38K (mf, T from Coryphasia).

Edwards, G. B., Rinaldi, I. M. P. & Ruiz, G. R. S. (2005). A review of some South American species of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) described by Mello-Leitão from Brasil, with resolution of the genus Asaphobelis. Biota Neotropica 5(2): 1-31. Link download pdf -- Show included taxa

Galiano, M. E. (1963a). Las especies americanas de arañas de la familia Salticidae descriptas por Eugène Simon: Redescripciones basadas en los ejemplares típicos. Physis, Revista de la Sociedad Argentina de Ciencias Naturales (C) 23: 273-470. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lise, A. A. & Braul Jr., A. (1994a). Asaphobelis physonychus Simon: descrição da fêmea e novas contribuições para o conhecimento do macho. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 11: 261-264. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Mello-Leitão, C. F. de (1947b). Aranhas do Paraná e Santa Catarina, das coleções do Museu Paranaense. Arquivos do Museu Paranaense 6: 231-304. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (1976). Studium systematyczno-zoogeograflczne nad rodziną Salticidae (Aranei) Regionów Palearktycznego i Nearktycznego. Wyższa Szkola Pedagogiczna Siedlcach 6: 1-260. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (2017b). Pragmatic classification of the world's Salticidae (Araneae). Ecologica Montenegrina 12: 1-133. doi:10.37828/em.2017.12.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1902d). Description d'arachnides nouveaux de la famille des Salticidae (Attidae) (suite). Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 46: 24-56, 363-406. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1903a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome second. Roret, Paris, pp. 669-1080. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zhang, J. X. & Maddison, W. P. (2015). Genera of euophryine jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae), with a combined molecular-morphological phylogeny. Zootaxa 3938(1): 1-147. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3938.1.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Metzner, H. (2019). Jumping spiders (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae) of the world. Online at

Prószyński, J. (2016). Monograph of Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2015. Part II. Global Species Database of Salticidae (Araneae). Version October 30th, 2016, online at download pdf

Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2017-09-11 New taxonomic reference entry Prószyński, 2017b n/a
2017-09-11 Species transferred to new genus Prószyński, 2017b Species transferred from Coryphasia to Asaphobelis
2015-04-28 New taxonomic reference entry Zhang & Maddison, 2015 n/a
2015-04-28 Species updated Zhang & Maddison, 2015 Species epithet corrected (Old value)
2015-04-28 Transferred to other genus after syn. gen Zhang & Maddison, 2015 Species transferred from Asaphobelis to Coryphasia after genus synonymy