Crossopriza Simon, 1893

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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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3847.3.5

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scientific name

Crossopriza Simon, 1893
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Crossopriza Simon, 1893 

Crossopriza Simon, 1893 b: 476  –477.

Tibiosa González-Sponga, 2006: 10–11. Synonymized by Huber (2009). Ceratopholcus Spassky, 1934: 361  ; type species: Ceratopholcus maculipes Spassky, 1934  ; new synonymy.

Justification of synonymy. Crossopriza maculipes ( Spassky, 1934)  new combination. The type specimens (from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan) seem to be lost. Spassky’s original description suggests a species very similar (or even identical) to Crossopriza lyoni (Blackwall, 1867)  . The examination (by BAHAbout BAH) of numerous specimens of Crossopriza  from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (mostly in ZMMUAbout ZMMU) has shown that C. maculipes  is indeed very similar to but also clearly distinguishable from C. lyoni  . The two species share a second pair of apophyses frontally on the male chelicerae (a putative synapomorphy of a species group that also includes C. johncloudsleyi Deeleman-Reinhold  & van Harten, 2001 and several undescribed species; it is not present in the type species C. pristina Simon, 1890  ). Geographically, C. maculipes  and C. lyoni  do not seem to overlap, and the only other species of Crossopriza  in the area mentioned above is an undescribed species with very different cheliceral armature and epigynum (definitely not the species described and illustrated by Spassky 1934).

BAH

Biologische Anstalt Helgoland Marine Station

ZMMU

Zoological Museum, Moscow Lomonosov State University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Loc

Crossopriza Simon, 1893

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

2014
Loc

Crossopriza

Simon 1893: 476