Smeringopus affinitatus Strand, 1906

Huber, Bernhard A., 2012, 3461, Zootaxa 3461, pp. 1-138: 37

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5256506

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5256506

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FBB532-FFA1-1727-FF6A-0D3D3BB9F813

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scientific name

Smeringopus affinitatus Strand, 1906
status

 

Smeringopus affinitatus Strand, 1906  

Smeringopus affinitatus Strand 1906a: 670–671   . Strand 1908: 93–95.

Notes. Strand’s (1906a, 1908) descriptions were apparently based on a single female specimen from Ethiopia, Somali Region, “Fluss Mane” [=Webi Mane, ~ 5°06’N, 42°05’E], collected by C.F. von Erlanger. The specimen is probably lost and the long descriptions without illustrations do not allow clear separation of this species from similar congeners, especially from S. arambourgi   . Strand’s specimen had a patella + tibia 1 length of 7.8 (i.e. tibia 1 ~7.3) which is much shorter than in the S. arambourgi   females measured above, but strong size variation is not uncommon in Smeringopus   and the male S. arambourgi   specimen from Somalia also has shorter legs that the Ethiopian specimens. Further collecting in southeastern Ethiopia is necessary to decide if S. arambourgi   is a synonym of S. affinitatus   or not.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Smeringopus

Loc

Smeringopus affinitatus Strand, 1906

Huber, Bernhard A. 2012
2012
Loc

Smeringopus affinitatus

Strand, E. 1908: 93
Strand, E. 1906: 671
1906