First description of the male of Rothus vittatus Simon, 1898 (Araneae: Pisauridae), with a review of the African nursery web spider genus Rothus Simon, 1898

E.L. Cruz Da Silva, P. Sierwald

Abstract


The male of Rothus vittatus Simon, 1898 is described and illustrated for the first time. The African genus Rothus Simon, 1898 is reviewed. Based on the examination of available type material and type illustrations, R. purpurissatus Simon, 1898 and R. magnus Caporiacco, 1940 are here considered junior subjective synonyms of R. aethiopicus Pavesi, 1883. The three currently accepted species (R. auratus Pocock, 1900, R. aethiopicus and R. vittatus) are illustrated and redescribed.

To cite this paper: Cruz Da Silva, E.L. & Sierwald, P. 2015. First description of the male of Rothus vittatus Simon, 1898 (Araneae: Pisauridae), with a review of the African nursery web spider genus Rothus Simon, 1898. African Invertebrates 56 (2): 325–341.

Published electronically: 12 August 2015.
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