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1 March 2010 A Revision of the Spider Genus Simorcus (Araneae: Thomisidae) of the Afrotropical Region
P. van Niekerk, A.S. Dippenaar-Schoeman
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The Afrotropical representatives of the spider genus Simorcus Simon, 1895 are revised. The genus belongs to the subfamily Strophiinae and is known from the Afrotropical and the Oriental Regions. The genus Simorcus is redescribed and twelve species are keyed out, with six species known from one sex only. Nine species are described as new: S. cummingae (♀,♂), S. guinea (♀), S. haddadi (♀,♂), S. hakos (♀), S. itombwe (♂), S. kalemie (♂), S. lotzi (♂), S. okavango (♀) and S. vanharteni (♀,♂). Of the four previously known species, three are redescribed: S, capensis Simon, 1895, S. coronatus, Simon, 1895 and S. cotti Lessert, 1936. The male of S. cotti is described for the first time and S. zuluanus Lawrence, 1942 is recognized as a junior synonym of S. cotti and a new lectotype for S. capensis is designated.

P. van Niekerk and A.S. Dippenaar-Schoeman "A Revision of the Spider Genus Simorcus (Araneae: Thomisidae) of the Afrotropical Region," African Entomology 18(1), 66-86, (1 March 2010). https://doi.org/10.4001/003.018.0108
Accepted: 1 January 2010; Published: 1 March 2010
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Afrotropical Region
Araneae
new species
Simorcus
Thomisidae
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