Taxon details

Loxosceles simillima Lawrence, 1927

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-10-18
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: DR Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa
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  • Syntype: Kwazulu-Natal Museum (NMSA), Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; 1m 3f (5546) of Loxosceles spiniceps (Lawrence, 1952a)
Taxonomic references
Loxosceles simillima Lawrence, 1927: 6 (Df).
Loxosceles spiniceps Lawrence, 1952a: 187, f. 7 (Dmf) [].
Loxosceles simillima Lotz, 2012: 31, f. 9I, 10I (mfremoved f from S of Loxosceles spinulosa, S of L. spiniceps contra Newlands, 1975: 144).
Loxosceles simillima Magalhães, Brescovit & Santos, 2017: 855, f. 8A-E, 18I, 63A (m).
Loxosceles simillima Lotz, 2017a: 486, f. 14, 33 (mf).
Loxosceles simillima Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2021w: 19, 11: 2 f., 19: 6 f., 20: 2 f. (mf).

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S., Haddad, C. R., Foord, S. H. & Lotz, L. N. (2021w). The Sicariidae of South Africa. Version 1. South African National Survey of Arachnida Photo Identification Guide, Irene, 24 pp. doi:10.5281/zenodo.7162164 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lawrence, R. F. (1927). Contributions to a knowledge of the fauna of South-West Africa V. Arachnida. Annals of the South African Museum 25(1): 1-75, pl. 1-4. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lawrence, R. F. (1952a). New spiders from the eastern half of South Africa. Annals of the Natal Museum 12: 183-226. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lotz, L. N. (2012). Present status of Sicariidae (Arachnida: Araneae) in the Afrotropical region. Zootaxa 3522: 1-41. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3522.1.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lotz, L. N. (2017a). An update on the spider genus Loxosceles (Araneae: Sicariidae) in the Afrotropical region, with description of seven new species. Zootaxa 4341(4): 475-494. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4341.4.2 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Magalhaes, I. L. F., Brescovit, A. D. & Santos, A. J. (2017). Phylogeny of Sicariidae spiders (Araneae: Haplogynae), with a monograph on Neotropical Sicarius. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 179(4): 767-864. doi:10.1111/zoj.12442 download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2022-10-18 New taxonomic reference entry Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2021w n/a
2017-11-02 New taxonomic reference entry Lotz, 2017a n/a
2017-03-26 New taxonomic reference entry Magalhães, Brescovit & Santos, 2017 n/a
2017-03-13 Taxonomic reference added from other taxon Lotz, 2012 n/a (Old value)
2017-03-13 Species synonymy Lotz, 2012 Loxosceles spiniceps synonymized with Loxosceles simillima