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

Family: PISAURIDAE

Gen. Rothus Simon, 1898 [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidergen:01729]

In synonymy:
R. catenulatus Simon, 1898 = R. purpurissatus Simon, 1898 (Blandin, 1977c: 552).
R. lineatus Pocock, 1902 = R. purpurissatus Simon, 1898 (Blandin, 1977c: 552).
R. mossamedesus Roewer, 1955 = R. purpurissatus Simon, 1898 (Blandin, 1977c: 552).
R. pictus Roewer, 1955 = R. purpurissatus Simon, 1898 (Blandin, 1977c: 552).
R. upembanus Roewer, 1955 = R. purpurissatus Simon, 1898 (Blandin, 1977c: 552).
R. vestitus Roewer, 1955 = R. purpurissatus Simon, 1898 (Blandin, 1977c: 552).

Nomina dubia:
R. aethiopicus (Pavesi, 1883: 71, mf, Ethiopia, originally in Ocyale, T here by Simon, 1907e: 8) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552 (but see Lessert, 1916: 581, f. 15-18).
R. atlanticus Simon, 1898f: 14 (f, North Africa) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552.
R. concolor Caporiacco, 1940c: 787 (j, Ethiopia) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552.
R. insulus (Strand, 1913a: 418, f, Central Africa, originally in Pisaura, T here and S with R. aethiopicus by Roewer, 1955c: 122) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552 (sub R. aethiopicus).
R. magnus Caporiacco, 1940c: 784, f. 7 (mf, Ethiopia) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552.
R. obscurus Strand, 1907a: 545 (f, South Africa) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552.
R. strandi Caporiacco, 1940c: 787 (j, Ethiopia) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552.
R. subcatenulatus Strand, 1908m: 107 (f, Ethiopia) -- Blandin, 1977c: 552 (but see Caporiacco, 1940c: 786, f. 8).

f auratus Pocock, 1900....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:019777]
R. a. Pocock, 1900e: 326 (Df).
R. a. Pocock, 1902a: 16, pl. 3, f. 3 (f).
R. a. Blandin, 1977c: 554, f. 14 (f).

mf purpurissatus Simon, 1898 *....................Africa, Israel [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:019778]
R. p. Simon, 1898f: 14 (Df).
R. catenulatus Simon, 1898f: 15 (Df).
R. p. Simon, 1898a: 294, f. 293-294, 298.
R. lineatus Pocock, 1902a: 16, pl. 3, f. 2 (Df).
R. catenulatus Caporiacco, 1940c: 786, f. 8 (f).
R. aethiopicus Roewer, 1955b: 206, f. 79a-e (mf, misidentified).
R. upembanus Roewer, 1955b: 209, f. 80a-b (Df).
R. pictus Roewer, 1955b: 210, f. 81a-e (Dmf).
R. mossamedesus Roewer, 1955b: 214, f. 82a-b (Df).
R. vestitus Roewer, 1955b: 217, f. 83a-b (Df).
R. p. Blandin, 1976c: 918, f. 5-6 (f).
R. p. Blandin, 1977c: 552, f. 10-12, 15-27, 31 (f, Sm).
R. p. Levy, 1999a: 60, f. 34A-B, 35A-B (mf).

f vittatus Simon, 1898....................South Africa [urn:lsid:amnh.org:spidersp:019779]
R. v. Simon, 1898f: 15 (Df).
R. v. Blandin, 1977c: 554, f. 13, 30 (f).