Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805

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: 10

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805
status

 

Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805 

Of the 29 operational species groups in Pholcus  identified in Huber (2011b), only three occur in Central Africa: (1) the bamboutos  group, with four of its nine species in Central Africa ( Fig. 27View Figs 27 - 28; a fifth species, P. kakum Huber, 2009  , is likely to occur in Lower Guinea but has not yet been documented from there); (2) the circularis  group, which is largely endemic to the area considered here ( Fig. 28View Figs 27 - 28; only P. leruthi  occurs further west, in Congolia and East Africa); (3) the debilis  group, which is largely endemic to the area considered here ( Fig. 29View Figs 29 - 30; only P. baka  ranges into Congolia). While the monophyly of the debilis  group is well supported, the relationships within and among the other groups remain largely obscure ( Huber 2011b; Dimitrov et al. 2013).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae