Physocyclus globosus (Taczanowski, 1874)

Bernard A. Huber & Peter Kwapong, 2013, West African pholcid spiders: an overview, with desriptions 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