Taxon details

Parapalystes megacephalus (C. L. Koch, 1845)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: South Africa
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  • Holotype: Zoologische Staatssammlung München (ZSM), Munich, Germany; Ocypete megacephala C. L. Koch, 1845, (lost); f
Taxonomic references
Ocypete megacephala C. L. Koch, 1845: 25, f. 972 (Df).
Olios megacephalus Simon, 1880a: 298.
Palystes megacephalus Pocock, 1896a: 63 (Dm).
Remmius megacephalus Simon, 1897a: 41.
Palystes megacephalus Strand, 1907n: 679.
Parapalystes megacephalus Croeser, 1996: 90 (Tmf from Palystes).

Croeser, P. M. C. (1996). A revision of the African huntsman spider genus Palystes L. Koch 1875 (Araneae: Heteropodidae). Annals of the Natal Museum 37: 1-122. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, C. L. (1845). Die Arachniden. C. H. Zeh'sche Buchhandlung, Nürnberg, Zwölfter Band, pp. 1-166, pl. 397-432 (f. 960-1077). [for the correct year of publication see Brignoli, 1985b] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.43744 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R. I. (1896a). Descriptions of some new South African spiders of the family Heteropodidae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6) 17: 55-64. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1880a). Révision de la famille des Sparassidae (Arachnides). Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux 34: 223-351. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1897a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome second. Roret, Paris, pp. 1-192. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Strand, E. (1907n). Afrikanische Spinnen (exkl. Aviculariiden) hauptsächlich aus dem Kapland. Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 25: 557-731. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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