The World Spider Catalog, V15 by N. I. Platnick (c) 2000 - 2014 AMNH

Family: GNAPHOSIDAE

Gen. Megamyrmaekion Reuss, 1834 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:02447]

N.B.: other spellings (such as Megamyrmecion) are unjustified emendations; species from outside the Mediterranean are probably misplaced, per Murphy, 2007: 55.

Transferred to other genera:
M. asceticum Chamberlin, 1924 -- see Scopoides.
M. cambridgei Gertsch & Davis, 1940 -- see Scopoides.
M. echemophthalmum Simon, 1908 -- see Encoptarthria.
M. erebum (L. Koch, 1873) -- see Zelanda.
M. gayi Simon, 1904 -- see Echemoides.
M. naturalisticum Chamberlin, 1924 -- see Scopoides.
M. nesiotes Chamberlin, 1924 -- see Scopoides.
M. penicillatum Simon, 1908 -- see Encoptarthria.
M. perpusillum Simon, 1908 -- see Encoptarthria.
M. pessimisticum Chamberlin, 1924 -- see Scopoides.
M. vestigator Simon, 1908 -- see Encoptarthria.

In synonymy:
M. holosericeum Simon, 1882 = M. vulpinus (O. P.-Cambridge, 1874) (Levy, 1999d: 442).
M. pallescens Denis, 1955 = M. vulpinus (O. P.-Cambridge, 1874) (Levy, 1999d: 442).
M. pumilum Simon, 1885 = M. caudatum Reuss, 1834 (Levy, 2009: 14).

Nomen dubium:
M. californicum Simon, 1893d: 308 (f, USA) -- Ubick & Roth, 1973b: 1; Platnick & Shadab, 1976b: 17 (contra Banks, 1898b: 220, pl. 13, f. 25, 1904b: 335, pl. 40, f. 48, 1913: 181, pl. 11, f. 13).

mf algericum Simon, 1885....................Algeria, Tunisia [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:027476]
Megamyrmecion a. Simon, 1885f: 37 (Dm).
M. a. Murphy, 2007: 50, f. 362-363 (m, f. f).

mf ashae Tikader & Gajbe, 1977....................India [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:027477]
M. a. Tikader & Gajbe, 1977a: 16, f. 2A-E (Dmf).
M. a. Tikader, 1982b: 372, f. 181-186 (mf).
M. a. Gajbe, 2007: 464, f. 109-114 (mf).

f austrinum Simon, 1908....................Western Australia [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:027478]
Megamyrmecion a. Simon, 1908d: 396, f. 12 (Df).

mf caudatum Reuss, 1834 *....................Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Israel [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:027479]
M. c. Reuss, 1834: 212, pl. 18, f. 12 (Dj).
Dyction reussi Walckenaer, 1837: 380 (Df).
Megamyrmecion pumilum Simon, 1885f: 38 (Dm) [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:027486].
Megamyrmecion c. Simon, 1893a: 370, f. 325, 330.
M. c. Levy, 1999d: 442, f. 26, 30-31 (f, not m).
M. c. Levy, 2009: 14, f. 29-32 (f, Sm).

m hula Levy, 2009....................Israel [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:042293]
M. caudatum Levy, 1999d: 442, f. 27-29 (m, misidentified).
M. h. Levy, 2009: 16 (Dm).

f jodhpurense Gajbe, 1993....................India [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:027481]
Megamyrmecion jodhpurensis Gajbe, 1993d: 231, f. 1-5 (Df).

f kajalae Biswas & Biswas, 1992....................India [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:027482]
Megamyrmecion k. Biswas & Biswas, 1992: 430, f. 39-41 (Df).

m magshimim Levy, 2009....................Israel [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:042294]
M. m. Levy, 2009: 16, f. 33-35 (Dm).

m nairobii Berland, 1920....................East Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:027483]
Megamyrmeceon n. Berland, 1920c: 103, f. 120 (Dm).

m schreineri Tucker, 1923....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:027487]
Megamyrmeceon s. Tucker, 1923: 347, pl. 10, f. 63 (Dm).

mf transvaalense Tucker, 1923....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:027488]
Megamyrmeceon transvaalensis Tucker, 1923: 348, pl. 10, f. 64 (Df).
M. t. Murphy, 2007: 54, f. 448-449 (f, f. m).

f velox Simon, 1887....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:027489]
Megamyrmecion v. Simon, 1887b: 372 (Df).

f vulpinum (O. P.-Cambridge, 1874)....................Niger, Egypt [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:027491]
Drassus vulpinus O. P.-Cambridge, 1874a: 397, pl. 52, f. 22 (Df).
Megamyrmecion holosericeum Simon, 1882b: 257, pl. 8, f. 21-22 (Df).
Scotophaeus vulpinus Simon, 1893a: 371.
Megamymecium pallescens Denis, 1955b: 105, f. 3 (Df).
M. v. Levy, 1999d: 438 (Tf from Scotophaeus, S).