Peter Jäger

Peter Jäger
Senckenberg Research Institute · Department of Terrestrial Zoology

Doctor of Natural Sciences

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Introduction
I am interested in mainly morphological taxonomy with real drawings (no pure photo-"taxonomy"). My main group are the huntsman spiders (Sparassidae) worldwide, but also other Araneae in SE Asia and Europe.
Education
October 1989 - April 1995
University of Cologne
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (298)
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The genus Systaria Simon 1897 is reviewed in Southeast Asia and eight new species are described: S. lannops spec. nov. from Thailand (female), S. longinqua spec. nov. (male, female) and S. luangprabang spec. nov. (female) from Laos, S. procera spec. nov. (male, female) and S. bregibec spec. nov. (male) from Cambodia, S. bifidops spec. nov. from Mal...
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The genera Nilus O. Pickard-Cambridge 1876, Sphedanus Thorell 1877 and Dendrolycosa Doleschall 1859 are revised. Nilus is recognised as junior synonym of Thalassius Simon 1885; accordingly all species previously placed in Thalassius including nomina dubia are transferred to Nilus. Nilus curtus O. Pickard-Cambridge 1876 is recognised as senior synon...
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Heteropoda males exhibit an embolus potentially coiled around the tegulum, a sheath-like conductor and a distally arising retrolateral tibial apophysis on the palp. This paper deals with species having one or more additional apophyses on tegulum, embolus or conductor and tibial apophyses differing in shape and arising point. Some of these species b...
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A new genus in the spider family Ctenidae Keyserling, 1877 is described from Asia: Bowie gen. nov. belongs to the subfamily Cteninae and all members formerly described were placed so far in the genus Ctenus Walckenaer, 1805. After morphological as well as preliminary molecular characters were checked, it was clear that a new genus had to be erected...
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When examining material of Sparassidae Bertkau, 1872 four new genera were identified as new to science, all belonging to the subfamily Heteropodinae Thorell, 1873. Three new genera from Malaysia and Brunei, and one new genus from Papua New Guinea are described in this paper: Borniella gen. nov. with its type species Borniella parva spec. nov. from...
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The genus Sadala Simon, 1880 is revalidated to include the here designated type species, S. keyserlingi Simon, 1880, as well as S. nigristernis Simon, 1880, S. punicea Simon, 1880, S. rufa (Keyserling, 1880) and S. velox Simon, 1880, all comb. rest. The males of S. punicea and S. rufa and four new species are described: S. kaiabi spec. nov. (♂♀), f...
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The agelenid spider species Coelotes vignai Brignoli, 1978 was described, based on female specimens from Turkey. The unknown male is here described, based on specimens from the type locality: Bolu, Abant Mountains, Turkey. The variation of the female copulatory organs is illustrated. The relationships of the species with its putative closest congen...
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The scientific life of Prof. Dr Jochen Martens (Germany: Mainz) is illuminated on occasion of his 80th birthday. Facts and impressions are given as well as lists of his publications (329), taxa he has described (2 families, 29 genera, 296 species) and that have been dedicated to him (11 genera, 219 species, 1 subspecies). Jochen Martens is a renown...
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Two new monotypic genera of the family Sparassidae are described from Madagascar: Martensikara gen. nov. with M. jocheni spec. nov. (female; from Toliara Province), belonging to Heteropodinae Thorell, 1873, and Deelemanikara gen. nov. with D. christae spec. nov. (female; from Toamasina and Antananarivo Provinces) of uncertain systematic affiliation...
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Weberknecht-Papst, Himalaya-Forscher, Vogelstimmen-Experte, Professor, Mentor, Kollege, Freund... Es gibt viele Beschreibungen für Jochen Martens. Er wird am 10. Juni 2021 80 Jahre alt. Eine gute Gelegenheit, seine Person, seine Leistungen und sein Wirken zu würdigen. Aber wie? Wir drei Schüler, allesamt jünger und unerfahrener als er, wollen es hi...
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Zootaxa published more than a thousand papers on Araneae from 2002 to the present, including descriptions of 3,833 new spider species and 177 new genera. Here we summarise the key contributions of Zootaxa to our current knowledge of global spider diversity. We provide a historical account of the researchers that have actively participated as editor...
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Five new pholcid species belonging to Holocneminus Berland, 1942, Khorata Huber, 2005 and Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805 are newly described from Southeast Asia: Holocneminus samanggi Lan & Li sp. nov. (Indonesia, male and female), Khorata kep Lan, Jäger & Li sp. nov. (Cambodia, male), Khorata musee Lan & Li sp. nov. (Thailand, male and female), Pholcus...
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The genus Olios Walckenaer, 1837 is revised, a generic diagnosis is given and an identification key to eight species groups is provided. Olios in its revised sense includes 87 species and is distributed in Africa, southern Europe and Asia. Three species groups are revised in this first part, an identification key to species for each group is provid...
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A new genus of the family Sparassidae is described from Africa: Platnickopodagen. nov., occurring in Tanzania. It belongs to the subfamily Heteropodinae, sharing three promarginal teeth and intermarginal denticles, female palpal claw with slightly curved teeth, and similarly strongly developed elements of the trilobate membrane. It can be distingui...
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Up to current knowledge, the spider genus Sinopoda Jäger, 1999 is distributed in South-, East- and Southeast-Asia. New material treated in this paper include new records from Brunei, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Forty-seven new Sinopoda species are described: S. aenyk spec. nov. (female; Laos), S. arboricola spec. nov. (male, female; Mal...
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A new genus of the family Sparassidae is described from Madagascar: Thunberga gen. nov. It can be distinguished from other genera of the Heteropodinae by its different cheliceral dentition and eye arrangement as well as by its uniquely dotted prosoma. Four species are transferred to the new genus: T. hildebrandti (Järvi, 1912) comb. nov. (from Rhit...