Taxon details

Mystaria variabilis (Lessert, 1919)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-01-28
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Ethiopia, DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa
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Taxonomic references
Paramystaria variabilis Lessert, 1919: 103, f. 2-4, pl. 2, f. 14, 21, 27, 42 (Dmf).
Mystaria variabilis Lewis & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2014: 133, f. 40-42, 87-90 (Tmf from Paramystaria=Mystaria).
Mystaria variabilis Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2020v: 13, 5 f. (mf).

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S., Haddad, C. R., Foord, S. H. & Lotz, L. N. (2020v). The Thomisidae of South Africa. Part 2 My-R. Version 1. South African National Survey of Arachnida Photo Identification Guide, Irene, 67 pp. doi:10.5281/zenodo.7513276 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lessert, R. de (1919). Araignées du Kilimandjaro et du Mérou (suite). 3. Thomisidae. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 27(5): 99-234, pl. 2. doi:10.5962/bhl.part.36325 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lewis, A. S. H. & Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S. (2014). Revision of the spider genus Mystaria Simon, 1895 (Araneae: Thomisidae) and the description of a new genus from the Afrotropical region. Zootaxa 3873(2): 101-144. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3873.2.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2023-01-28 New taxonomic reference entry Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2020v n/a
2014-10-20 Species distribution update Lewis & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2014 n/a (Old value)
2014-10-20 New taxonomic reference entry Lewis & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2014 n/a
2014-10-20 Species transferred to new genus Lewis & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2014 Species transferred from Paramystaria to Mystaria