Hogna ferox (Lucas, 1838)

Zonstein, Sergei, Marusik, Yuri & Omelko, Mikhail, 2015, A survey of spider taxa new to Israel (Arachnida: Araneae), Zoology in the Middle East 61 (4), pp. 372-385: 377

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/09397140.2015.1095525

persistent identifier

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Jeremy

scientific name

Hogna ferox (Lucas, 1838)
status

 

Hogna ferox (Lucas, 1838)   ( Figures 2h ‒i View Figure 2 )

Tarentula iaffa Strand, 1913  : 161 (holotype ♀ from "Jaffa-Rehoboth"(SMF 2232-138), examined). Syn. n.

Geolycosa iaffa: Roewer, 1955  : 241

Hogna ferox: Wunderlich 1992  : 458, f. 716‒719 (♂♀)

For a complete synonym listing and references, see World Spider Catalog (2015).

Material (only selected localities are shown). ISRAEL: Eastern Galilee: Lake Kinneret, Degania , 26.iv.2010 (L. Friedman & C. Drees) – 1♂ ( TAU)   ; Northern Negev: HaBesor , 2.viii.2010 (L. Friedman & C. Drees) – 4♂, 3♀ ( TAU)   .

Comments. This species was previously known from across nearly the entire Mediterranean (Canary Islands, Iberian Peninsula, Malta to Western Egypt). A comparison of recently collected material with the holotype of Tarentula iaffa   described from “Jaffa- Rehoboth” ( Jaffa   now is part of Tel Aviv), as well as male specimens from Israel with figures of Hogna ferox   reveals that the two names should be synonymised. The record of H. ferox   from Israel is the easternmost in the entire range, although species may occur in other countries in the Middle East.

TAU

Israel, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Lycosidae

Genus

Hogna