ARACHNOLOGISCHE GESELLSCHAFT

Doi
10.30963/aramit6109
Autor

Bosmans R & Hervé C

Jahr
2021
Titel

Less is more: eight new synonyms in Mediterranean spiders (Araneae), with a new Pelecopsis species from Tunisia (Linyphiidae)

Titel übersetzt

Weniger ist mehr: acht neue Synonymien mediterraner Spinnen (Araneae), mit einer neuen Pelecopsis-Art aus Tunesien (Linyphiidae)

Ausgabe

Heft 61

Seiten
58-64
Abstract

The following eight new synonyms are proposed: Araneus arganicola Simon, 1909 = Neoscona subfusca (C. L. Koch, 1837) syn. nov.; Drassus nugatorius Karsch, 1881 = Odontodrassus mundulus (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1881) syn. nov.; Drassus sockniensis Karsch, 1881 = Poecilochroa pugnax (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1874) syn. nov.; Drassus tarrhunensis Karsch, 1881 = Megamyrmaekion caudatum Reuss, 1834 syn. nov.; Prosthesima kerimi Pavesi, 1880 = Zelotes tragicus (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872) syn. nov.; Prosthesima quadridentata Strand, 1906 = Scotophaeus quadridentatus Caporiacco, 1928 = Setaphis mollis (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1874) syn. nov.; Steatoda erigoniformis (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872) = Euryopis albomaculata Denis, 1951 syn. nov. The position of Drassus obscurus Lucas, 1846 in Drassodes is confirmed and the first figures of the female epigyne and vulva are given. The citation of Dactylopisthes digiticeps (Simon, 1881) from Tunisia by Pavesi (1884) is a misidentification and concerns Thaumatoncus indicator Simon, 1884. A new species is described: Pelecopsis pavesii spec. nov. from Tunisia, erroneously identified by Pavesi (1884) as Pelecopsis parumpunctata (Simon, 1881).

Keywords

Araneidae, Gnaphosidae, North Africa, Theridiidae, type material