Taxon details

Loxosceles spinulosa Purcell, 1904

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-10-18
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: South Africa
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Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC), South Africa; f (ENW-X007915) (Lotz, 2012)
Taxonomic references
Loxosceles spinulosa Purcell, 1904: 140 (Df).
Loxosceles spinulosa Newlands, 1975: 144, f. 2-3, 5, 8, 10-13 (Dm, f) [f. 4 (m) = L. pilosa per Lotz, 2017: 485].
Loxosceles spinulosa Lotz, 2012: 34, f. 9L, 10K (mf).
Loxosceles spinulosa Lotz, 2017a: 491, f. 17, 36 (mf).
Loxosceles spinulosa Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2021w: 22, 6 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

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

Newlands, G. (1975). A revision of the spider genus Loxosceles Heinecken & Lowe, 1835 (Araneae: Scytodidae) in southern Africa with notes on the natural history and morphology. Journal of the Entomological Society of South Africa 38: 141-154. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Purcell, W. F. (1904). Descriptions of new genera and species of South African spiders. Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 15: 115-173, pl. 10-11. download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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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
2017-11-02 Taxonomic reference update n/a (Old value)
2017-03-13 Taxonomic reference assigned to new taxon Lotz, 2012 Taxonomic reference entry assigned to Loxosceles simillima Lawrence, 1927