Physocyclus globosus (Taczanowski, 1874),

Huber, Bernhard A. & Kwapong, Peter, 2013, West African pholcid spiders: an overview, with descriptions of five new species (Araneae, Pholcidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 59, pp. 1-44: 14-16

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2013.59

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scientific name

Physocyclus globosus (Taczanowski, 1874)
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22. Physocyclus globosus (Taczanowski, 1874)  . Guinea, Ivory Coast ( Millot 1941); newly recorded for Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Togo, and Benin.

New records

GUINEA: Guinée Forestière: 2 ♂♂ 3 ♀♀ 1 juv. in ZFMK ( Ar 10499), Lola , in building (7°48.5’N, 8°30.9’W), 490 m a.s.l., 30 Nov. 2008 (B.A. Huber)GoogleMaps  .

SIERRA LEONE: ~ 25 ♂♂ 35 ♀♀ (5 vials) in MRAC ( 146489, 148459, 148462, 148541, 159145), Freetown, Mount Aureol [8°28.7’N, 13°13.3’W], Sep. 1976 - Nov. 1977 (D. Olu-Pitt)GoogleMaps  . LIBERIA: Montserrado Co.: 4 ♂♂ 6 ♀♀ + juvs (6 vials) in USNM, Monrovia (6°19’N, 10°48’W), Jun. 1894 - Mar. 1895 (O.F. Cook)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀ 2 juvs in USNM, Mt. Coffee [6°31.7’N, 10°33.4’W], Apr. 1897 (O.F. Cook)GoogleMaps  . Maryland Co.: 2 ♀♀ + juvs in USNM, Muhlenberg Mission (4°28’N, 7°35’W), Feb. 1895 (G.P. Goff)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀ 1 juv. in USNM, same locality, Jun. 1892 (O.F. Cook)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀ in USNM, unidentified locality: Liberia, “N.Y. settlement” , Mar. 1895 (J.S. Sharp)  .

IVORY COAST: 1 ♀ in MRAC ( 201102), Adiopo Doumé [5°20’N, 4°20’W], Orstom , around buildings, 12 Nov. 1994 (R. Jocqué)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂ in MRAC ( 177559), Appouesso, Forêt classée de la Bossematié [6°35’N, 3°28’W], Nov. 1993 (R. Jocqué)GoogleMaps  ; 4 ♂♂ 2 ♀♀ 1 juv. in CAS, Parc National de la Maraoué [~ 7°05’N, 6°05’W], 8 Jan. 1991 (W.J. Pulawski)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀ in MRAC ( 230443), Taï Forest, Centre de Recherche Ecologique (CRE) [5°50’N, 7°21’W], no further dataGoogleMaps  .

GHANA: Greater Accra Region: 2 ♀♀ 2 juvs in MRAC ( 131433), Accra [~ 5°35’N, 0°12’W], 2-8 Oct. 1966 (D. Thys van den Audenaerde)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂ in MRAC ( 127241), same locality, 20 Jul. 1964 (G. Marlier)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀ in MRAC ( 142391), Legon [5°39’N, 0°10’W], 14 Mar. 1972 (J. Edmunds)GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♂♂ 7 ♀♀ + juvs (6 vials) in MCZ ( 34030-35)  , Achimota [5°37’N, 0°14’W], in and around house, Mar. 1961 - Mar. 1962 (C.P. Hinckley)GoogleMaps  . Western Region: 1 ♂ 1 juv. in ZFMK ( Ar 10500), Ankasa National Park (5°13.0’N, 2°39.1’W), 180 m a.s.l., buildings near entrance, 22 Feb. 2013 (B.A. Huber)GoogleMaps  . Central Region: 1 ♀ in ZFMK ( Ar 10501), Cape Coast (5°06.3’N, 1°14.8’W), 15 m a.s.l., in building, 23 Feb. 2013 (B.A. Huber)GoogleMaps  . Eastern Region: 5 ♂♂ 3 ♀♀ 1 juv. in ZFMK ( Ar 10502), near Mpraeso (6°34.1’N, 0°43.9’W), 370 m a.s.l., degraded forest near road, at rocks, 10 Mar. 2013 (B.A. Huber)GoogleMaps  ; 3 ♀♀ 1 juv. in pure ethanol, in ZFMK ( Gha 151), same dataGoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀ 1 juv. in CAS, Nkawkaw [6°33’N, 0°46’W], 31 Jan. 1991 (W.J. Pulawski)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂ in MRAC ( 127253), Akosombo [6°16’N, 0°03’E], 12 Jul. 1964 (G. Marlier)GoogleMaps  . Ashanti Region: 4 ♂♂ 3 ♀♀ in ZFMK ( Ar 10503), Kumawu (6°54.3’N, 1°15.4’W), 380 m a.s.l., in building, 3 Mar. 2013 (B.A. Huber)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀ in MRAC ( 131424), Kumasi [6°41’N, 1°37’W], 24-25 Sep. 1966 (D. Thys van den Audenaerde)GoogleMaps  .

TOGO: several ♂♂ ♀♀ (3 vials) in MRAC ( 136122-123, 150069), Kolokope [7°28’N, 1°19’E], 26-31 Jul. 1969 (F. Puylaert)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀ 2 juvs in MRAC ( 131453), “ Doteleopé ”, 6-7 Oct. 1966 (D. Thys van den Audenaerde)  ; 1 ♀ in MRAC ( 212772), Dzogbégan [7°14’N, 0°41’E], Jan. 2003 (S. Tchibozo)GoogleMaps  . BENIN: 1 ♂ in MRAC ( 212766 part), Adjohoun [6°42’N, 2°30’E], in house, 23 Dec. 2002 (S. Tchibozo)GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♀♀ 1 juv. in MRAC ( 212769), Godomey [6°25’N, 2°19’E], in house, Dec. 2002 (S. Tchibozo)GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♀♀ in ZFMK ( Ar 10504), Niaouli (6°44’N, 2°08’E), 20 Feb. 2009 (S. Tchibozo)GoogleMaps  .

NIGERIA: Osun: 1 ♂ 1 ♀ 1 juv. in MRAC ( 174602 part), Ile-Ife, Obafemi Awolowo Univ. campus [7°28’N, 4°34’E], 1991 (H. Segers)GoogleMaps  .

ZFMK

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

MRAC

Belgium, Tervuren, Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale

USNM

USA, Washington D.C., National Museum of Natural History, [formerly, United States National Museum]

CAS

USA, California, San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences

MCZ

USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Physocyclus