Litoporus uncatus (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: 417

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

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scientific name

Litoporus uncatus (Simon, 1893)
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Litoporus uncatus (Simon, 1893) 

Coryssocenmis uncata Simon, 1893 a: 321. Simon 1893 b: 479–483, fig. 472 (♀). Huber 1997: 582, figs. 6 a –e, 7 a –b (♂). Litoporus abrahami Mello-Leitão, 1947: 164  , fig. 11. Synonymized by Huber (2000). Litoporus uncatus: Huber 2000: 300  , figs. 1207–1211 (♂♀).

Tonoro multispinae González-Sponga, 2009: 8  –10, figs. 4 a –i; new synonymy.

Justification of synonymy. Litoporus uncatus  is a widespread species with highly distinctive male chelicerae (see map 8 and fig. 1207 in Huber 2000). We have not seen González-Sponga’s material (3 ♂ 4 ♀ from Bolívar State, Venezuela  ) but the unique modification of the male chelicerae is strong evidence for synonymy (compare fig. 4 c in González-Sponga 2009 with fig. 6 c in Huber 1997). In addition, available figures of the male palp also show identical shapes of all its components (compare figs. 4 e –f in González-Sponga 2009 with figs. 7 a –b in Huber 1997).

Note. González-Sponga’s (2009) leg 1 measures of the holotype are clearly wrong (tibia 1 shorter than tibiae 2 and 4).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Litoporus

Loc

Litoporus uncatus (Simon, 1893)

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

2014
Loc

Tonoro multispinae González-Sponga, 2009 : 8

Gonzalez-Sponga 2009: 8