Medmassa nyctalops Simon,

Haddad, Charles R. & Bosselaers, Jan, 2010, A revision of the genus Medmassa Simon, 1887 (Araneae: Corinnidae) in the Afrotropical Region, Zootaxa 2361, pp. 1-12: 11

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zt02361p012

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scientific name

Medmassa nyctalops Simon,
status

 

Medmassa nyctalops Simon,  1910

Medmassa nyctalops Simon,  1910: 377. (♀ holotype: EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Bioko [Fernando Poo], Musola, leg. L. Fea, MNHN - not examined). 

Remarks. This species was described by Simon (1910) from a single female collected at Musola, Bioko (Fernando Poo). The type material could not be traced in MNHN and is presumed lost. The original description is inadequate for its accurate identification. Despite considerable Corinnidae  material having recently been collected on Bioko by staff of the CAS, which was examined by the second author, no fresh Medmassa  specimens could be recognised, and thus the status of this species remains unresolved.

MNHN

France, Paris, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

CAS

USA, California, San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Corinnidae

Genus

Medmassa