Leptopholcus Simon, 1893

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: 7

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

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scientific name

Leptopholcus Simon, 1893
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Leptopholcus Simon, 1893 

Of the ten species of Leptopholcus  currently known from mainland Africa ( Huber 2011b; Huber & Kwapong 2013), six occur in Central Africa ( Figs 22-23View Figs 21 - 22View Figs 23 - 24). Of these, four are endemic to Central Africa ( L. dschang Huber, 2011  ; L. obo Huber, 2011  ; L. debakkeri Huber, 2011  ; L. gabonicus  sp. nov.); the fifth [ L. tipula ( Simon, 1907)  ] occurs throughout the entire Guineo-Congolian rainforest ( Huber 2011b). The type species L. signifer Simon, 1893  was described from Central Africa (Cabinda, Angola) but its actual range is dubious ( Huber 2011b).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae