Wadicosa oncka (Lawrence, 1927)

Torbjörn Kronestedt, 2015, Species of Wadicosa (Araneae, Lycosidae): transfer of two species from Pardosa and description of three new species from Africa, European Journal of Taxonomy 132, pp. 1-19: 14-15

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2015.132

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Wadicosa oncka (Lawrence, 1927)
status

comb. nov.

Wadicosa oncka (Lawrence, 1927)   comb. nov.

Pardosa oncka Lawrence, 1927: 51   , pl. 2, fig. 39 (♀). — Kronestedt 1987: 967, figs 1–6 ( ♂ ♀), with synonymies.

Material examined (from countries without previously published records) BURKINA FASO: Ouagadougou, 12°22’ N, 1°31’ W, pitfall in riverine forest, Apr.–May 1965, B. Roman, 2 ♀♀ ( MRAC 128081) GoogleMaps   .

GABON: Port Gentil, 0°43’ S, 8°46’ E, 12 Jul. 1957, E.S. Ross & R.E. Leech, 1 ♀ ( CAS-ENT 9046042) GoogleMaps   .

MALAWI: Northern Region, Nyika Plateau , 10°40’ S, 33°50’ E, Chowo-rocks , 2150 m, 6–18 Dec. 1981, R. Jocqué, 1 ♀ ( MRAC 170725) GoogleMaps   .

NIGER: Tillabéri, Malalé, 10 km E of Niamey, 13º27.1’ N, 2º10.4’ E, 4 Aug. 2005, M. Garba & W.J. Pulawski, 2 ♂♂ ( CAS-ENT 9046056) GoogleMaps   .

RWANDA: Gisenyi, 1°42’ S, 29°16’ E, shore of Lake Kivu , 11 Dec. 1985, Jocqué, Nsengimana & Michiels, 1 ♂, 1 ♀ ( MRAC 172726, 172727) GoogleMaps   .

SIERRA LEONE: Freetown, 8°30’ N, 13°15’ W, Botanical Garden , Apr.–May 1977, D. Olu-Pitt, 2 ♀♀ ( MRAC 159111) GoogleMaps   .

ZIMBABWE: Matabeleland North, Batika Gorge & Dibu Dibu River , 17º58’ S, 25º57’ E, 27–28 Oct. 1990, V.D. & B. Roth, 1 ♂, 1 ♀ ( CAS-ENT 9046045, 9046051) GoogleMaps   .

Remarks

Pardosa oncka Lawrence, 1927   is here formally placed in Wadicosa   . This species, with a wide distribution in Africa south of the Sahara, was redescribed in detail by Kronestedt (1987), who emphasized the presence of characters diagnostic for the genus Wadicosa   . The combination Wadicosa oncka   was used in Dippenaar-Schoeman & Jocqué (1997) and subsequently, e.g., in Oyediran et al. (2000). This combination has not been formally accepted in the World Spider Catalog (2015).

Distribution

Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia ( Kronestedt 1987), Sudan ( Siyam et al. 2015), Burkina Faso, Gabon, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Lycosidae

Genus

Wadicosa

Loc

Wadicosa oncka (Lawrence, 1927)

Torbjörn Kronestedt 2015
2015
Loc

Pardosa oncka

Lawrence 1927: 51
1927