Spermophora Hentz, 1841

Bernhard A. Huber, Philippe Le Gall & Jacques Francois Mavoungou, 2014, Pholcid spiders from the Lower Guinean region of Central Africa: an overview, with descriptions of seven new species (Araneae, Pholcidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 81, pp. 1-46: 18

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2014.81

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scientific name

Spermophora Hentz, 1841
status

 

Spermophora Hentz, 1841 

With currently 25 species, Spermophora  is quite diverse in sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar, but only the widespread S. kyambura Huber & Warui, 2012  has previously been reported from Central Africa ( Huber & Warui 2012). Three additional species are here reported from Central Africa ( Fig. 34View Figs 33 - 34). Of these, S. abibae  sp. nov. and S. akwamu Huber & Kwapong, 2013  are very similar to each other and to the West African S. dieke Huber, 2009  . Spermophora awalai  sp. nov. appears most similar to a group of East African species (node 5 in Appendix 4 in Huber 2003a). A further undescribed species seems to occur on São Tomé and Príncipe  (of Santo Antonio, 1 ♂, 1 ♀ deposited in CAS). Females from Cameroon (Mt. Etinde, 1 ♀ in USNM; near Oku  , 1 ♀ in pure ethanol in ZFMK, Cam 117) might represent further undescribed species.

CAS

USA, California, San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences

USNM

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

ZFMK

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae