Artema atlanta Walckenaer, 1837

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: 7

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

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scientific name

Artema atlanta Walckenaer, 1837
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4. Artema atlanta Walckenaer, 1837  . Guinea ( Millot 1941: only the variant male from Kouroussa); newly recorded for Togo and Benin.

New records

GUINEA: 1 ♂ in pure ethanol, in ZFMK ( Gui 82), Conakry , in building (9°31’N, 13°43’W), ~ 30 m a.s.l., 18 Nov. 2008 (B.A. Huber)GoogleMaps  . Guinée Forestière: 1 ♀ in ZFMK ( Ar 10453), Nzérékoré (~ 7°45.3’N, 8°49.2’W), 480 m a.s.l., in building, 28 Nov. 2008 (B.A. Huber)GoogleMaps  . Moyenne-Guinée: 1 ♂ in pure ethanol, in ZFMK ( Gui 111), Pita , at building (11°03.6’N, 12°23.7’W), 1010 m a.s.l., 25 Nov. 2008 (B.A. Huber)GoogleMaps  . Kankan: 1 ♂ in MNHN, Kouroussa [10°39’N, 9°53’W], Aug. 1937 (J. Millot) [this is probably Millot’s (1941) variant male of his “ Artema mauriciana  ”]GoogleMaps  .

TOGO: 2 ♂♂ 5 ♀♀ + juvs in MRAC ( 136023), Niamtougou [9°46’N, 1°07’E], 21./ 24. Jul. 1969 (F. Puylaert)GoogleMaps  .

BENIN: 3 ♂♂ 4 ♀♀ in MRAC ( 215041), Nikki [9°56’N, 3°13’E], Jul. 2003 (Djaouga)GoogleMaps  .

Note

Millot’s (1941) specimens from Kindia  , Guinea (2 juvs; ♀ missing), Ferkessedougou, Ivory Coast (1 juv.), and Gao, Mali (2 juvs) are in MNHN but juveniles of A. atlanta  and A. bunkpurugu  sp. nov. are indistinguishable so their identity is unclear. The same is true for juvenile specimens from Dakar, Senegal in AMNH, from Freetown, Sierra Leone in SMF, and from Bandiagara (70 km E Mopti), Mali in CAS.

ZFMK

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

MNHN

France, Paris, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

MRAC

Belgium, Tervuren, Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale

AMNH

USA, New York, New York, American Museum of Natural History

SMF

Germany, Frankfurt-am-Main, Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg

CAS

USA, California, San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Artema