Micropholcus fauroti (Simon, 1887),

Huber, Bernhard A. & Villarreal, Osvaldo, 2020, On Venezuelan pholcid spiders (Araneae, Pholcidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 718, pp. 1-317: 199

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.718.1101

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E887AD-FF16-7AC7-FDCB-FE86F996FAD7

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Valdenar

scientific name

Micropholcus fauroti (Simon, 1887)
status

 

Micropholcus fauroti (Simon, 1887) 

Notes

Micropholcus fauroti  is common in buildings in tropical countries around the world. In Venezuela  , it has been collected at numerous localities in the states Bolívar, Falcón, Mérida, Nueva Esparta, Sucre, Táchira, and Zulia ( González-Sponga 2004, under various names – see Huber 2009; Colmenares 2008; Huber 2011; below; Fig. 1055).

González-Sponga (2004) described four species in his new genus Mariguitaia that were all synonymized with Micropholcus fauroti  without seeing the types (Huber 2009). Our reexamination of all types in Nov. 2018 confirmed these synonymies. As usual, González-Sponga did not  separate the holotype from the paratypes if originating from the same locality, so they are here simply treated as ‘types’ (except for Mariguitaia museorum and M. sucrensis  , each with only one male specimen).

MIZA 105783 (MAGS 1302), 3 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀, types of Mariguitaia divergentis González-Sponga, 2004 from Bolívar, Los Pijiguaos [6.570° N, 66.810° W].

MIZA 105784 (MAGS 1320), ♂ holotype, 7 ♀♀ paratypes of Mariguitaia museorum González-Sponga, 2004 from Bolívar, Museo Etnológico de Ciudad Bolívar [approximately 8.143° N, 63.551° W].

MIZA 105588 (MAGS 1156), 3 ♂♂, 4 ♀♀, 4 juvs types of Mariguitaia neoespartana González-Sponga, 2004 from Nueva Esparta, La Asunción (11.034° N, 63.863° W).

MIZA 105772 (MAGS 1003), ♂ holotype of Mariguitaia sucrensis González-Sponga, 2004  from Sucre, Marig̹itar [approximately 10.445° N, 66.902° W].

New records VENEZUELA  – Bolívar • 1 ♀ in pure ethanol, ZFMK (Ven18-169), Ciudad Guayana , in building

(8.3859° N, 62.6217° W), 50 m a.s.l., 12 Nov. 2018 (B.A. Huber, O. Villarreal M.). – Mérida • 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, 1 juv., ZFMK (Ar 22052), Santa Elena de Arenales (8.8232° N, 71.4631° W), 70 m a.s.l., in building, 12 Feb. 2020 (B.A. Huber, O. Villarreal M., Q. Arias C.). – SucreGoogleMaps  1 ♀, MIZA 105791View Materials (separated from MAGS 1173), Carúpano , Guayacan de las Flores [10.632° N, 63.264° W], Jan. 1990 (X. Moya). – TáchiraGoogleMaps  1 ♀, ZFMK (Ar 22053), Pregonero (8.0179° N, 71.7651° W), 1250 m a.s.l., in building, 10 Feb. 2020 (B.A. Huber, O. Villarreal M., Q. Arias C.)GoogleMaps  .

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Germany, Bonn, Zoologische Forschungsinstitut und Museum "Alexander Koenig"

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Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig