Pholcus bidentatus

Zhu, Keli, Yao, Zhiyuan, Bai, Xiujuan & Li, Shuqiang, 2018, Five new species of the spider genus Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805 (Araneae: Pholcidae) from China and Thailand, Zootaxa 4377 (2), pp. 235-253: 236

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4377.2.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:92AB898C-1B08-44C4-98B6-B0C31E8F9F7D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/FC23EE52-FFEF-9478-FF09-FBD75C819E9E

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Plazi

scientific name

Pholcus bidentatus
status

 

Pholcus bidentatus  species-group

Diagnosis. THIS SPECIES-GROUP (CORE-GROUP) CAN BE DISTINGUISHED FROM All KNOWN CONGENERS BY THE COMBINATION OF THE FOllOWING CHARACTERS: EIGHT EYES; OPISTHOSOMA CYlINDRICAl; MAlE DISTAl CHElICERAl APOPHYSES WITHOUT TEETH; MAlE PEDIPAlPAl TARSUS WITH A FINGER-SHAPED DORSAl ElONGATION; PROCURSUS WITH DORSAl SPINES AND A DISTINCTIVE RETROlATERAl MEMBRANOUS PROCESS; UNCUS WITH A lONG PROXIMAl APOPHYSIS; APPENDIX BRANCHED; EPIGYNUM HEAVIlY SClEROTIZED, WITH A ‘KNOB’ (HUBER 2011B).

Composition. THE SPECIES-GROUP NOW CONTAINS 35 SPECIES (CORE-GROUP: 14 SPECIES, TENTATIVE ASSIGNMENT- GROUP: 21 SPECIES) AND IS KNOWN FROM SOUTHERN CHINA AND MAINlAND SOUTHEAST ASIA. OF THESE, BASED ON THE MORPHOlOGICAl CHARACTERS AND OUR UNPUBlISHED MOlECUlAR DATA, NINE SPECIES ORIGINAllY NOT ASSIGNED TO ANY EXISTING SPECIES-GROUP ARE ASSIGNED TO THE CORE-GROUP: P. dieban  YAO & LI, 2012, P. huapingensis  YAO & LI, 2012, P. imbricatus  YAO & LI, 2012, P. kui  YAO & LI, 2012, P. obscurus  YAO & LI, 2012, P. undatus  YAO & LI, 2012, P. yi YAO & LI, 2012, P. yuantu  YAO & LI, 2012 AND P. zhaoi  YAO, PHAM & LI, 2015; NINE SPECIES, INClUDING ONE NEW SPECIES BElOW, ARE ASSIGNED TENTATIVElY TO THE SPECIES-GROUP FOR THE lACK OF A BETTER SOlUTION: P. aduncus  YAO & LI, 2012, P. arcuatilis  YAO & LI, 2013, P. bailongensis  YAO & LI, 2012, P. bantouensis  YAO & LI, 2012, P. bifidus  YAO, PHAM & LI, 2015, P. hochiminhi  YAO, PHAM & LI, 2015, P. mao  YAO & LI, 2012, P. sakaew YAO & LI  sp. nov. AND P. sublaksao  YAO & LI, 2013.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Pholcus