Taxon details

Micrommata formosa Pavesi, 1878

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-10-02
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Portugal, Spain, North Africa, Italy (Sicily), Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Syria
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Museo Civico Storia Naturale G. Doria, Genova (MCSNG), Italy; jf (Levy, 1989)
  • Holotype: Universidad de Salamanca, Collection Urones (USCU), Salamanca, Spain; (Syn: Micrommata aragonensis) Micrommata aragonensis Urones, 2004, (20.02/13773); f
  • Paratype: Antonio Melic Private Collection, Spain; (Syn: Micrommata aragonensis) Micrommata aragonensis Urones, 2004, (1130); 1f
  • Paratype: Universidad de Salamanca, Collection Urones (USCU), Salamanca, Spain; (Syn: Micrommata aragonensis) Micrommata aragonensis Urones, 2004; 1f
  • Syntype: Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (MNHN), Paris, France; 1m ff (3231) of Micrommata ophthalmica (Levy, 1989)
Taxonomic references
Micrommata formosa Pavesi, 1878: 348 (Dj).
Micrommata ophthalmica Simon, 1880a: 285 (m).
Micrommata ophthalmica Simon, 1880f: 64 (Dm) [].
Micrommata formosa Kulczyński, 1911a: 36, pl. 1, f. 38 (Dm).
Micrommata formosa Strand, 1913f: 160 (Df).
Micrommata formosum Levy, 1989: 165, f. 100-114 (mf, S of Micrommata ophthalmica, after Simon, 1897a: 62).
Micrommata aragonensis Urones, 2004: 44, f. 12-13 (Df) [].
Micrommata formosa Breitling, 2020: 356, f. 33A (f).
Micrommata formosa El-Hennawy & Al-Saraireh, 2021: 483, f. 2-11 (f).
Micrommata formosa Jäger, 2023: 18, f. 56-83 (mf, S of Micrommata aragonensis).

Breitling, R. (2020). South European spiders from the Duffey collection in the Manchester Museum (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnology 18(4): 333-362. doi:10.13156/arac.2020.18.4.333 download pdf -- Show included taxa

El-Hennawy, H. K. & Al-Saraireh, M. (2021). Micrommata formosa in Jordan (Araneae: Sparassidae). Serket 17(4): 481-486. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Jäger, P. (2023). Revision of the huntsman spider genus Micrommata Latreille, 1804 (Sparassidae: Sparassinae). Zootaxa 5352(1): 1-45. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.5352.1.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kulczyński, W. (1911a). Fragmenta Arachnologica. XVI, XVII. Bulletin International de l'Academie des Sciences de Cracovie 1911: 12-75. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levy, G. (1989). The family of huntsman spiders in Israel with annotations on species of the Middle East (Araneae: Sparassidae). Journal of Zoology, London 217(1): 127-176. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1989.tb02480.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pavesi, P. (1878). Nuovi risultati aracnologici delle Crociere del "Violante". Aggiunto un catalogo sistematico degli Aracnidi di Grecia. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 11: 335-396. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1880a). Révision de la famille des Sparassidae (Arachnides). Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux 34(2/3/4): 223-351. [issue 3 and 4 were published in 1881, but a complete seperate extract was available in 1880, see the last page of the pdf] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1880f). Description de Micrommata ophthalmica et de Cebrennus pulcherrimus, d'Algérie. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (5) 10(Bull.): 64-65. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Strand, E. (1913f). Erste Mitteilung über Spinnen aus Palästina, gesammelt von Herrn Dr J. Aharoni. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 79(A10): 147-162. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Urones, C. (2004). El género Micrommata (Araneae, Sparassidae) en la Península Ibérica, con la descripción do dos nuevas especies. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 10: 41-52. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2023-10-02 Species distribution update Jäger, 2023 n/a (Old value)
2023-10-02 New taxonomic reference entry Jäger, 2023 n/a
2023-10-02 Species synonymy Jäger, 2023 Micrommata aragonensis synonymized with Micrommata formosa
2021-05-25 New taxonomic reference entry El-Hennawy & Al-Saraireh, 2021 n/a
2021-05-25 Species distribution update El-Hennawy & Al-Saraireh, 2021 n/a (Old value)
2020-03-24 New taxonomic reference entry Breitling, 2020 n/a
2020-03-24 Species distribution update Breitling, 2020 n/a (Old value)