Taxon details

Hexophthalma albospinosa (Purcell, 1908)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2020-06-22
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Namibia, South Africa
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Type deposit provide information
  • Syntype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany (database export of type material, March 2019); Sicarius albospinosus Purcell, 1908, (10467–69)
Taxonomic references
Sicarius albospinosus Purcell, 1908: 224 (Df).
Sicarius albospinosus Lawrence, 1938b: 215, f. 1 (f).
Sicarius albospinosus Lotz, 2012: 3, f. 2A, 3A, 4A (f. Dm).
Hexophthalma albospinosa Magalhães, Brescovit & Santos, 2017: 851, f. 20A-B, 21A-B, 62A-C (mf, T from Sicarius).
Hexophthalma albospinosa Lotz, 2018: 7, f. 6-8, 17 (mf).
Hexophthalma albospinosa Rivera-Quiroz et al., 2020: 4, f. 2c (f; = Magalhães, Brescovit & Santos, 2017: f. 20B).

Lawrence, R. F. (1938b). Transvaal Museum Expedition to South-West Africa and Little Namaqualand, May to August 1937. Spiders. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 19: 215-226. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

Lotz, L. N. (2018). An update on the spider genus Hexophthalma (Araneae: Sicariidae) in the Afrotropical region, with descriptions of new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 424: 1-18. doi:10.5852/ejt.2018.424 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

Purcell, W. F. (1908). Araneae (I). In: Schultze, L. (ed.): Zoologische und anthropologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise im westlichen und zentralen Südafrika. Erster Band: Systematik und Tiergeographie. Zweite Lieferung. Denkschriften der Medizinisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft zu Jena 13: 203-246, pl. 11. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Rivera-Quiroz, F. A., Schilthuizen, M., Petcharad, B. & Miller, J. A. (2020). Imperfect and askew: a review of asymmetric genitalia in araneomorph spiders (Araneae: Araneomorphae). PLoS One 15(6, e0220354): 1-26. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0220354 download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2020-06-22 New taxonomic reference entry Rivera-Quiroz et al., 2020 n/a
2018-04-11 New taxonomic reference entry Lotz, 2018 n/a
2017-03-26 Species distribution update Magalhães, Brescovit & Santos, 2017 n/a (Old value)
2017-03-26 New taxonomic reference entry Magalhães, Brescovit & Santos, 2017 n/a
2017-03-26 Species transferred to new genus Magalhães, Brescovit & Santos, 2017 Species transferred from Sicarius to Hexophthalma