Pholcus fragillimus Strand, 1907

Huber, Bernhard A., Colmenares, Pío A. & Ramirez, Martin J., 2014, Fourteen new generic and ten new specific synonymies in Pholcidae (Araneae), and transfer of Mystes Bristowe to Filistatidae, Zootaxa 3847 (3), pp. 413-422: 420

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Pholcus fragillimus Strand, 1907
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Pholcus fragillimus Strand, 1907 

Pholcus fragillimus Strand, 1907: 126  –128 (♂♀). Huber 2011 a: 415 –417, figs. 1924 – 26, 1956–58, 2017– 21 (♂♀). Pholcus okinawaensis Irie, 2002: 141  –143, figs. 1–7 (♂♀). Irie 2009: 108, figs. (2 - 2-13) 21–23. Synonymized by Huber (2011 a).

Pholcus acerosus Peng & Zhang, 2011: 1  –3, figs. 1 a –g (♂♀); new synonymy.

Justification of synonymy. Peng & Zhang’s (2011) drawings show most of the distinctive characters of Pholcus fragillimus  (three pairs of frontal apophyses on male chelicerae; large scales on uncus; male palpal tarsus elongation; procursus shape; long hairs on high male ocular area; epigynum shape; see also figs. 2017–2021 in Huber 2011 a). A re-examination (by BAHAbout BAH) of 1 ♂ 1 ♀ paratypes of Pholcus acerosus  (from Hainan Island, China; deposited in MHBU) also revealed the presence of the distinctive semitransparent process on the appendix.

Note. Strand’s (1907) description of Pholcus fragillimus  is based on specimens from Sri Lanka, it is written in German, and it provides no illustrations. Irie (2002) was the first to provide illustrations, but he also failed to recognize the species and created a synonym ( Pholcus okinawaensis  ). It was only in the same year of Peng & Zhang’s publication that the identity of Pholcus fragillimus  became finally known ( Huber 2011 a). It is widely distributed in southern and eastern Asia (fig. 1979 in Huber 2011 a).

BAH

Biologische Anstalt Helgoland Marine Station

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Pholcus

Loc

Pholcus fragillimus Strand, 1907

Huber, Bernhard A., Colmenares, Pío A. & Ramirez, Martin J. 2014

2014
Loc

Pholcus fragillimus

Huber 2011: 415
Irie 2009: 108Irie 2002: 141Strand 1907: 126

2011
Loc

Pholcus acerosus

Peng 2011: 1