Archiv für den Monat: November 2013

accepted again: Tarantula gervaisii Pocock, 1894 = Tarantula barbadensis Pocock, 1893, syn. n.

Armas, L. F. de & M. Seiter (accepted). Phrynus gervaisii (Pocock, 1894) is a junior synonym of Phrynus barbadensis (Pocock, 1893) (Amblypygi: Phrynidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 23: .

Abstract

The comparison of topotypes of Phrynus barbadensis (Pocock, 1893) with specimens of Phrynus gervaisii (Pocock, 1894) from Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago demonstrated that the last species is a junior synonym of the former. Also, for the first time, this species is recorded from Aruba (Netherland Antilles).

Grupo Ibérico de Aracnología – Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa

The whip spider collection of the NHMW is revised and the paper is accecpted

Seiter, M. & C. Hörweg (2013). The whip spider collection (Arachnida, Amblypygi) held in the Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria. Arachnologische Mitteilungen, 46: 47-53

Abstract

We present data and remarks on the history and contents of the whip spider collection housed in the Natural History Museum of Vienna, Austria. The collection comprises a total of 167 specimens from 4 families, 10 genera and 27 species. It includes types of four species: Charinus ioanniticus (Kritscher, 1959), Damon brachialis Weygoldt, 1999, Phrynus parvulus (Pocock, 1902) and Paraphrynus mexicanus (Bilimek, 1867). Short notes on interesting objects and former curators are provided as well as an appendix with a list of species kept alive by Michael Seiter.

Arachnologische Gesellschaft e.V.

A new paper about the first record of Androctonus australis from Jordan is accepeted

Seiter, M. & C. Turiel (accepted). First record of Androctonus australis (Linnaeus, 1758) from Jordan (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 23:

Abstract

This study reports the first record of the species for the Jordanian scorpion fauna. Androctonus australis (Linnaeus, 1758) is herein recorded next to Al Zarqa‘ city, Al Zarqa‘ province. Body measurements and comparison with similar Androctonus Ehrenberg, 1828 species in this area are provided.

Grupo Ibérico de Aracnología – Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa