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

Family: SPARASSIDAE

Gen. Palystes L. Koch, 1875 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:02559]

N.B.: not a senior synonym of Gnathopalystes Rainbow, 1899 (Croeser, 1996: 110).

Transferred to other genera:
P. crucifer Simon, 1880 -- see Gnathopalystes.
P. cultrifer Pocock, 1900 -- see Parapalystes.
P. dasyurinus Hogg, 1914 -- see Heteropoda.
P. ferox (Rainbow, 1899) -- see Gnathopalystes.
P. ignicomus L. Koch, 1875 -- see Gnathopalystes.
P. incanus Thorell, 1890 -- see Gnathopalystes.
P. kochi Simon, 1880 -- see Gnathopalystes.
P. ledleyi Hogg, 1922 -- see Heteropoda.
P. lycosinus Pocock, 1900 -- see Parapalystes.
P. megacephalus (C. L. Koch, 1845) -- see Parapalystes.
P. nigriventer Kulczyn'ski, 1910 -- see Gnathopalystes.
P. nigrocornutus Merian, 1911 -- see Gnathopalystes.
P. pilipodus Strand, 1913 -- see Anchonastus.
P. rutilans Simon, 1899 -- see Gnathopalystes.
P. scutatus (Pocock, 1902) -- see Panaretella.
P. speciosus Pocock, 1898 -- see Heteropoda.
P. whiteae Pocock, 1902 -- see Parapalystes.

In synonymy:
P. affinis Lessert, 1921 = P. ellioti Pocock, 1896 (Croeser, 1996: 67).
P. amanicus Strand, 1907 = P. ellioti Pocock, 1896 (Croeser, 1996: 67).
P. bornemiszai Caporiacco, 1947 = P. hoehneli Simon, 1890 (Croeser, 1996: 70).
P. chaperi Simon, 1880 = P. castaneus (Latreille, 1819) (Croeser, 1996: 25).
P. kibonotensis Lessert, 1921 = P. hoehneli Simon, 1890 (Croeser, 1996: 70).
P. modificus Strand, 1906 = P. superciliosus L. koch, 1875 (Croeser, 1996: 56).
P. natalius (Karsch, 1878) = P. superciliosus L. koch, 1875 (Croeser, 1996: 56).
P. rubrioculatus Strand, 1906 = P. hoehneli Simon, 1890 (Croeser, 1996: 70, after Strand, 1907).
P. superciliosus fasciiventris Strand, 1907 = P. superciliosus L. koch, 1875 (Croeser, 1996: 56).

mf ansiedippenaarae Croeser, 1996....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029374]
P. a. Croeser, 1996: 78, f. 104-108 (Dmf).

mf castaneus (Latreille, 1819) *....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029375]
Thomisus c. Latreille, 1819: 30 (D).
Olios c. Walckenaer, 1837:571 (Dm).
Olios fuscus Walckenaer, 1837: 573 (Dm).
Ocypete melanogaster C. L. Koch, 1845: 31, f. 975 (Dm).
Ocypete nobilis C. L. Koch, 1845: 37, f. 979 (f, misidentified).
P. frenatus L. Koch, 1875a: 705, pl. 60, f. 4 (Df).
P. c. Simon, 1880a: 262.
P. chaperi Simon, 1880a: 263 (Dm).
Olios melanogaster Simon, 1880a: 298.
P. c. Pocock, 1896a: 63, pl. 8, f. 9 (mf).
P. c. Simon, 1897a: 65, f. 53, 56, 58 (m).
P. c. Järvi, 1914: 66, 183, pl. 5, f. 9-10 (f).
P. c. Lamoral, 1973: 614, f. 1-8 (m).
P. c. Croeser, 1996: 25, f. 1-21 (mf, S).
P. c. Jäger & Kunz, 2005: 168, f. 174-188 (mf).

j convexus Strand, 1907....................Madagascar [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029376]
P. c. Strand, 1907d: 737 (Dj).

mf crawshayi Pocock, 1902....................Lesotho [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029377]
P. c. Pocock, 1902a: 27 (Df).
P. c. Croeser, 1996: 39, f. 39-44 (f, Dm).

mf ellioti Pocock, 1896....................Central, East Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029378]
P. e. Pocock, 1896a: 58, pl. 8, f. 2 (Df).
P. amanicus Strand, 1907a: 541 (Dj).
P. amanicus Strand, 1907n: 680 (Dj).
P. affinis Lessert, 1921: 397, f. 16 (Dm).
P. e. Croeser, 1996: 67, f. 81-88 (f, Sm).

mf flavidus Simon, 1897....................India [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029379]
P. f. Simon, 1897b: 489 (Dj).
P. f. Pocock, 1900a: 266 (Df).
P. f. Gravely, 1931: 258, f. 14A-B (f, Dm).
P. f. Tikader & Sethi, 1990: 178, f. 38-43 (mf).

m fornasinii (Pavesi, 1881)....................Mozambique [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029380]
Sparassus f. Pavesi, 1881: 548 (Dm).
P. f. Simon, 1903a: 1028.

mf hoehneli Simon, 1890....................Kenya, Tanzania [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029381]
P. höhneli Simon, 1890b: 129 (Df).
P. rubrioculatus Strand, 1906b: 689 (Dm).
P. höhneli Strand, 1907p: 91.
P. kibonotensis Lessert, 1921: 393, f. 14-15, 17-18 (Dmf).
P. bornemiszai Caporiacco, 1947d: 205, f. 49 (Dmf).
P. h. Järvi, 1914: 69, 186, f. 56, pl. 6, f. 5-8 (f).
P. h. Croeser, 1996: 70, f. 89-96 (f, Sm).
P. h. Jäger & Kunz, 2005: 167, f. 149-156 (mf).

mf johnstoni Pocock, 1896....................Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029382]
P. j. Pocock, 1896a: 57, pl. 8, f. 1 (Dmf).
P. j. Järvi, 1914: 70, 187, pl. 6, f. 9-12 (f).
P. j. Croeser, 1996: 74, f. 97-100 (mf).

mf karooensis Croeser, 1996....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029383]
P. k. Croeser, 1996: 50, f. 45-56 (Dmf).

mf kreutzmanni Jäger & Kunz, 2010....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:043590]
P. k. Jäger & Kunz, 2010: 2, f. 1-22 (Dmf).

mf leppanae Pocock, 1902....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029384]
P. l. Pocock, 1902a: 23, pl. 3, f. 9 (Df).
P. l. Croeser, 1996: 41, f. 57-62 (f, Dm).

m leroyorum Croeser, 1996....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029385]
P. l. Croeser, 1996: 81, f. 101-103 (Dm).

f lunatus Pocock, 1896....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029386]
P. l. Pocock, 1896a: 60, pl. 8, f. 5 (Df).
P. l. Croeser, 1996: 37, f. 37-38 (f).

mf martinfilmeri Croeser, 1996....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029387]
P. m. Croeser, 1996: 30, f. 23-27, 29, 31 (Dmf).

mf perornatus Pocock, 1900....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029388]
P. p. Pocock, 1900e: 331 (Df).
P. p. Pocock, 1902a: 23, pl. 3, f. 10 (f).
P. p. Croeser, 1996: 46, f. 63-70 (f, Dm).
P. p. Jäger & Kunz, 2005: 168, f. 189-194 (mf).

f pinnotheres (Walckenaer, 1805)....................New South Wales, New Caledonia [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029389]
Thomisus p. Walckenaer, 1805: 36 (D).
Olios pinnotherus Walckenaer, 1837: 565 (Df).
P. pinnotherus L. Koch, 1875a: 703, pl. 60, f. 3 (f).

f reticulatus Rainbow, 1899....................Santa Cruz Is. [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029390]
P. r. Rainbow, 1899b: 312, pl. 24, f. 4 (Df).

m spiralis Strand, 1907....................Madagascar [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029391]
P. s. Strand, 1907d: 737 (Dm).

mf stilleri Croeser, 1996....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029392]
P. s. Croeser, 1996: 33, f. 28, 30, 32-36 (Dmf).

mf stuarti Croeser, 1996....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029393]
P. s. Croeser, 1996: 53, f. 71-75 (Dmf).

mf superciliosus L. Koch, 1875....................Southern Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:029394]
P. s. L. Koch, 1875a: 706, pl. 61, f. 1 (Dmf).
Heteropoda natalia Karsch, 1878c: 772 (Df).
Olios natalicus Simon, 1880a: 299.
P. spenceri Pocock, 1896a: 58, pl. 8, f. 3 (Dmf).
P. pulchripes Pocock, 1896a: 60, pl. 8, f. 4 (Df).
P. natalius Pocock, 1898c: 222.
P. modificus Strand, 1906c: 37 (Dm).
P. s. fasciiventris Strand, 1907a: 541 (Df).
P. s. Strand, 1907n: 674.
P. s. fasciiventris Strand, 1907n: 676 (Dmf).
P. natalius Järvi, 1914: 188, f. 57, pl. 6, f. 13-15 (f).
P. natalius Lawrence, 1937: 251 (m).
P. s. Croeser, 1996: 56, f. 77-80 (mf, S).