Taxon details

Izithunzi capense (Simon, 1893)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-01-21
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: South Africa
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Type deposit provide information
  • It is widely assumed that most of the type material from Simon can be found in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France
  • Holotype: Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC), South Africa; m (B10012) (Lawrence, 1964)
Taxonomic references
Drymusa capensis Simon, 1893a: 278 (Df).
Loxosceles valida Lawrence, 1964: 61, f. 3-4 (Dmf) [].
Loxosceles valida Newlands, 1975: 146, f. 7 (m).
Loxosceles valida Brignoli, 1976a: 147 (possibly a Drymusa).
Drymusa capensis Labarque & Ramírez, 2012: 3, f. 2B, 3C-D, 6C-D, 9B, 10B, 11B, 12B, 13B, 14B, 15B, 16B, 17B, 18B, 19A, 23A-F, 29C-D, 31B (f).
Drymusa valida Lotz, 2012: 37, f. 18A-B (Tmf from Loxosceles, after Brignoli, 1976).
Izithunzi capense Labarque, Pérez-González & Griswold, 2018: 409, f. 1A-C, 3A-C, 4A, 7A, 8C, 9B-C, 10A, 13A-F, 14A-B, 15A-F (Dm, f, T from Drymusa, S of Drymusa valida).
Izithunzi capense Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2022n: 5, p. 4: 1-2, p. 5: 1-6 (m).

Brignoli, P. M. (1976a). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Scytodidae (Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 83(1): 125-191. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S., Haddad, C. R., Foord, S. H. & Lotz, L. N. (2022n). The Drymusidae of South Africa. Version 2. South African National Survey of Arachnida Photo Identification Guide, Irene, 10 pp. [N.B.: this is an other version than doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6103059] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Labarque, F. M. & Ramírez, M. J. (2012). The placement of the spider genus Periegops and the phylogeny of Scytodoidea (Araneae: Araneomorphae). Zootaxa 3312: 1-44. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3312.1.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Labarque, F. M., Pérez-González, A. & Griswold, C. E. (2018). Molecular phylogeny and revision of the false violin spiders (Araneae: Drymusidae) of Africa. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 183(2): 390-430. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx088 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lawrence, R. F. (1964). New cavernicolous spiders from South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 48: 57-75. 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

Newlands, G. (1975). A revision of the spider genus Loxosceles Heinecken & Lowe, 1835 (Araneae: Scytodidae) in southern Africa with notes on the natural history and morphology. Journal of the Entomological Society of South Africa 38: 141-154. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1893a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome premier. Roret, Paris, pp. 257-488. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2023-01-21 New taxonomic reference entry Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2022n n/a
2018-06-15 Species synonymy Labarque, Pérez-González & Griswold, 2018 Izithunzi validum synonymized with Izithunzi capense
2018-06-15 First description of male Labarque, Pérez-González & Griswold, 2018 n/a (Old value)
2018-06-15 New taxonomic reference entry Labarque, Pérez-González & Griswold, 2018 n/a
2018-06-15 Species transferred to new genus Labarque, Pérez-González & Griswold, 2018 Species transferred from Drymusa to Izithunzi