Taxon details

Hexophthalma dolichocephalus (Lawrence, 1928)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-11-20
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Namibia
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Type deposit provide information
  • Lectotype: Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC), South Africa; f (6937) (Lotz, 2012)
  • Paralectotype: Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC), South Africa; 4j (6937) (Lotz, 2012)
Taxonomic references
Sicarius dolichocephalus Lawrence, 1928: 222 (Df).
Sicarius dolichocephalus Lotz, 2012: 8, f. 2B, 4C (f).
Hexophthalma dolichocephala Magalhães, Brescovit & Santos, 2017: 850 (T from Sicarius).
Hexophthalma dolichocephala Lotz, 2018: 10, f. 10, 20 (Dmf).

Lawrence, R. F. (1928). Contributions to a knowledge of the fauna of South-West Africa VII. Arachnida (Part 2). Annals of the South African Museum 25: 217-312, pl. 21-24. 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. (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

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2018-04-11 New taxonomic reference entry Lotz, 2018 n/a
2018-04-11 First description of male Lotz, 2018 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