Robert Bosmans

Robert Bosmans
Ghent University | UGhent · Terrestrial Ecology

Bachelor of Science

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North African species of the genus Lycosoides Lucas, 1846 are revised. Five new species are described: L. incisofemoralis Bosmans, sp. n. () from Algeria, L. kabyliana Bosmans, sp. n. () from Algeria, L. murphyorum Bosmans, sp. n. () from Morocco, L. robertsi Bosmans, sp. n. () from Tunisia, and L. saiss Bosmans, sp. n. () from Morocco. Previously...
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A new Erigonid spider, Erigonoplus ibericus sp. nov., is described from Portugal and South West Spain. It was formerly misidentified as Erigonoplus depressifrons (Simon, 1884), whose distribution is limited to northeast Spain and southwest France.
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In this study, the new discovery in Algeria of the monotypic genus Nita Huber & El-Hennawy, 2007 through the species Nita elsaff Huber & El-Hennawy, 2007 is presented. Different views of the female habitus as well as the epigyne are presented. This new record from the Algerian Sahara is considered to be the most western point of the species distrib...
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In this study, new records of Menemerus soldani (Audouin, 1826) in North Africa are presented. Examination of male and females collected together revealed that Menemerus silver Wesołowska, 1999 is a junior synonym of M. soldani. New distribution localities from Algeria are added besides those known from North Africa.
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Male and female sexes of Palliduphantes petruzzielloi sp. n. are described from the Grotta Strazzatrippa in Campania, southern Italy. A new southernmost Italian locality of Palliduphantes istrianus is also given from Campania
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The following new species of Zodarion Walckenaer, 1833 are described from Morocco: Z. azrouense Bosmans & Benhalima sp. nov. (♂♀), Z. ericorum Bosmans sp. nov. (♂♀), Z. jeanclaudeledouxi Bosmans & Benhalima sp. nov. (♂), Z. maghrebense Bosmans & Benhalima sp. nov. (♂), Z. mostafai Benhalima & Bosmans sp. nov. (♂♀), Z. ogeri Bosmans & Benhalima sp....
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La redescription erronée de Silometopus nitidithorax Simon, 1915 par Bosmans et al. (2009) sur des spécimens de Lesbos, Grèce, a compliqué l'identification d'individus récemment capturés en France pouvant se rapporter à cette espèce. S. nitidithorax n'avait pas été revue en France depuis sa description. L'examen du matériel-type mâle au MNHN, nous...
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In this paper, the first records of Poecilochroa senilis (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872) in Algeria and Morocco are introduced. Different views of general habitus, male palp and female epigyne are presented. Examination of the type material of Prosthesima incompta (Pavesi, 1880) reveals that it is a junior synonym of P. senilis (O. Pickard-Cambridge,...
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Data on the spider fauna of the Maghreb are incomplete and the available information concerns only some parts of this region. In the present contribution, new distribution data on the genus Larinia Simon, 1874 in the Maghreb are given, including the first record of Larinia chloris (Audouin, 1826) in Algeria from two wetlands in the northern Sahara....
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The arachnofauna of Cyprus currently includes 449 species, of which all known and all new localities are presented. Nineteen species are considered endemic, but several new species will be described in the future. The unknown male of Dipoena galilaea Levy & Amitai and the unknown females of Improphantes cypriot Tanasevitch, I. turok Tanasevitch, Pa...
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A new linyphiid spider, Canariphantes barrientosi sp. n., is described from the Balearic islands of Ibiza and Majorca. It is similar to Canariphantes ritae (Bosmans, 1985) comb. n. from Algeria, Morocco, and Spain, here transferred from Lepthyphantes.
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The following new Zodarion species are described from Italy: Zodarion pantaleonii Bosmans & Pantini spec. nov. and Z. pseudonigriceps Bosmans & Pantini spec. nov., both from Sardinia, Z. montesacrense Bosmans spec. nov. and Z. valentii Bosmans, Loverre & Addante spec. nov., both from Puglia, Z. valentii also occurs in Sicily. Zodarion sp., describe...
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The Haplodrassus species of the the Maghreb are revised. Six new species are described: H. dentifer Bosmans & Abrous, sp. n. (♂♀, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Spain), H. longivulva Bosmans & Hervé, sp. n. (♂♀, Algeria, Morocco), H. lyndae Abrous & Bosmans, sp. n. (♂♀, Algeria, Morocco, Spain), H. ovatus Bosmans & Hervé, sp. n. (Tunisia, Algeria), H....
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Zodarion berryi n. sp. is described from the Everglades. It belongs to the pusio group of Zodarion. The species is probably introduced from the coasts of the Mediterranean part of the Palaearctic region.
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Diplocephalus cristatus (Blackwall, 1833) is confirmed as a dimorphic species, having two morphs: cristatus and foraminifer. This view was first proposed by Georgescu (1969), but not supported in the literature. Diplocephalus foraminifer (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1875), D. bicephalus (Simon, 1884), D. rectilobus (Simon, 1884), D. foraminifer thyrsiger...
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A survey of the members of the genus Clubiona Latreille, 1904 in the Maghreb is presented. The presence of Clubiona comta C. L. Koch, 1839, C. dinienis Simon, 1878, C. leucaspis Simon, 1932, C. phragmitis C. L. Koch 1843 and C. vegeta Simon, 1918 is confirmed. Clubiona pseudosimilis Mikhailov, 1990, from the eastern Mediterranean is new to Africa a...
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The spider family Dysderidae in the Balearic Islands counts 6 species, which have all been revised. Dysdera arnedoi Lissner n. sp. and Parachtes riberai Bosmans n. sp. are newly described species from Majorca, where they seem to be confined. A neotype is designated for Dysdera balearica Thorell, 1873 and D. mordax L. Koch, 1882 is considered a juni...
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En el presente trabajo se actualiza y amplía el listado de especies de arañas conocidas de la provincia de Cádiz (España). Se incluyen 84 nuevas especies para la provincia, de las cuales 36 se citan por primera vez en Andalucía. Se aportan las primeras citas para España de Rhomphaea nasica (Simon, 1873), Lasaeola testaceomarginata Simon, 1881 y Orc...
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More than 800 spiders were collected in 43 houses heated in winter, distributed mainly in the northern part of Belgium. Information required for the collections to be eligible for the project was: address, construction year, type of house, and surroundings. The spiders were qualified as ‘house spiders’ or ‘garden spiders’. Of the 93 species collect...
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During surveys of the Majorcan spider fauna, some gnaphosid spiders belonging to a yet undescribed species were collected. The combination of characters allowed identification to grouplevel only (Gnaphosa-group), but prevented determination to genus level. A new genus, Chatzakia Lissner & Bosmans, n. gen. is described, with C. balearica Lissner, n....
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Altella emilieae Lissner, 2016 is synonymized with Chaerea maritimus Simon, 1884. The species is known from Spain, France, Algeria, and Greece.
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A new humped orb-weaver, Gibbaranea bruuni Lissner spec. nov., is described from specimens collected in Majorca, Spain. The new species is most closely related to two other western Palaearctic species, Gibbaranea gibbosa (Walckenaer, 1802) and Gibbaranea occidentalis Wunderlich, 1989. Araneus dromedarius cuculliger Simon, 1909 (= Gibbaranea bituber...
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The current scientific understanding of spider communities living in Algerian Sahara habitats is significantly poor and remains not updated. Thus, our knowledge of spider diversity in this area remains highly ill-known with regarding patterns of environmental factors under the context of hot-arid climate, particularly in wetlands ecosystems. This s...
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A new species of the genus Tenuiphantes is described from France and Spain: Tenuiphantes cantabropyrenaeus Bosmans, n. sp. The species looks like T. jacksoni, T. jacksonoides, and T. zimmermanni. However, the location of the tooth of the lamella characteristica and the shape of the scape distinguish T. cantabropyrenaus from these species. A diagnos...
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Centromerus isaiai Bosmans n. sp. is described on both sexes on specimens collected in Sardinia and Corsica. Palliduphantes paoloi Wunderlich, 1995 is a junior synonym of P. angustiformis (Simon, 1884). Palliduphantes prodigialis (Simon, 1884) is removed from the synonymy of P. angustiformis Simon, 1884 and placed in the synonymy of P. longisetus S...
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Cithaeron dippenaarae sp. n. is described from both sexes. The species occurs in stony regions in the south of Morocco.
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Tmarus horvathi Kulczyński, 1895 (Araneae, Thomisidae) is a junior synonym of Tmarus punctatissimus (Simon, 1870). This species, previously considered as endemic to Spain, now has a Palaearctic distribution, ranging from southwestern Europe to Japan.
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Examination of the type material of the forgotten species Liocranum ochraceum Simon, 1867 reveals this species has to be transferred to the genus Anagraphis comb. nov. and that Anagraphis pallida (Hadjissarantos, 1940) is its junior synonym (syn. nov.). Furthermore, the monotypic genus Macedoniella Drensky, 1935 is a junior synonym of Anagraphis an...
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Four spitting spider species in the genus Scytodes are recorded from the Maghreb: Scytodes annulipes Simon, 1907, stat. n. (elevated to species rank), S. major Simon, 1885, S. velutina Heineken & Lowe, 1832 and Scytodes seppoi Bosmans & Van Keer, sp. n. The male and female of the latter are described and illustrated. No recent records of the common...
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The male of the new species Typhochrestus pekkai sp.n. is described from Corsica, France is. It is probably another endemic species of the island.
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Centromerus marciai sp. n. is described on both sexes on specimens collected in a karstic cave in the province of Nuoro, North-eastern Sardinia, Italy. Differences with other species of the genus Centromerus Dahl, 1886 occurring in Sardinia are pointed out.
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We describe Canariphantes junipericola n. sp. and C. relictus n. sp., new single-island endemic linyphiid spiders from the islands of Flores and Santa Maria (Azorean archipelago, Macaronesia), respectively. The female of the first species was incorrectly assigned to Canariphantes acoreensis (Wunderlich, 1992), a species occurring in four islands in...
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Summary The genus Amblyocarenum Simon, 1892 is removed from synonymy with Cyrtauchenius Thorell, 1969. The separate identity of the genera Cyrtauchenius and Amblyocarenum is reconfirmed in comparative morphological studies of at least six newly collected species that, before the synonymizing of Cyrtauchenius and Amblyocarenum in 1985, would have be...
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A total of 17 species were recorded from West-Anatolia (Aydın, Balıkesir, Bursa and Manisa); Araneus triguttatus (Fabricius, 1793) and Araniella proxima (Kulczyn'ski, 1885) are new for the territory of Turkey. The two species are diagnosed, illustrated and described.
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A new species of Zodarion Walckenaer, 1826 is described based on material collected in the Marmara region of Turkey. Morphological and diagnostic characters and illustrations of the genitalia of both sexes are presented, and the differences with the closely related Zodarion turcicum Wunderlich, 1980 are pointed out.
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Silometopus rosemariae Wunderlich, 1969, connu auparavant uniquement des Alpes orientales, a été identifié lors d’une escale au Col du Tourmalet dans les Pyrénées. L’espèce est enfin ajoutée à la faune de France et d’Espagne, car déjà capturée lors d’observations antérieures, mais confondue à l’époque avec S. nitidithorax. Des photos des organes gé...
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Savigniorrhipis topographicus new species is described from the Azores. The synapomorphies of Savigniorrhipis are discussed along with the affinities of the genus within the Savignia-group. Given the extremely restricted and increasingly disturbed habitat, S. topographicus new species should be classified as Critically Endangered and its single for...
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The actual distribution (1999-2002) of the water bug (Aphelocheirus aestivalis (Fabricius, 1774) (Heteroptera, Aphelocheiridae) (Figure 1) is compared for two lowland river basins in N.E.-Belgium to the situation in 1979-1984, when the species was discovered for the first time in both basins. The riverbasins of Grote Nete (Great Nethe) and Kleine N...
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The spider genus Castanilla Caporiacco, 1936 is presently represented by two species, C. quinquemaculata Caporiacco, 1936 (type species) and C. marchesii Caporiacco, 1936, both described from Libya. The genus has never been revised and neither of the two species have ever been redescribed (Platnick 2013). The placement of the genus has up to now al...
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During the last decades, the Flemish Gerromorpha and Nepomorpha have been studied intensively. All the material sampled since 1989 by the Flemish Environment Agency for the monitoring of the ecological water quality has now been identified, which resulted in a lot of new data, especially for watercourses. On the other hand, stagnant waters were inv...
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Examination of the L. Koch collection of the Zoological Museum in Berlin allows us to propose the following new synonyms and combinations: Erigone marina L. Koch, 1882 = Oedothorax fuscus (Blackwall, 1834) n. syn.; Theridion elimatum L. Koch, 1882 = Enoplognatha diversa (Blackwall, 1859) n. syn.; Liocranum variabilis Wunderlich, 2008 = Zora inornat...
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Bathyphantes extricatus (O.P.-Cambridge, 1876) is transferred to the genus Sengletus Tanasevitch, 2008 n. comb. and Sengletus longiscapus Tanasevitch, 2008 becomes its junior synonym (N. Syn.). The species occurs in Egypt, Iran and Israel (new record).
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In this paper, three new spider species are described from the Greek Aegean island Lesbos: Tegenaria maelfaiti sp. nov. (Agelenidae), Amaurobius lesbius sp. nov. (Amaurobiidae) and Agroeca parva sp. nov. (Liocranidae), as well as the unknown male of Arabelia pheidoleicomes Bosselaers, 2009 (Corinnidae). Diagnostic features and notes on ecology and...
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The previously unknown male of Steatoda ephippiata (Thorell, 1875) is described from recently collected material in Tunisia. Some new distribution records for the species are added and all known records are mapped.
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A new Paratrachelas Kovblyuk & Nadolny, 2009 species, P. atlantis sp. n., is described from Algeria. As a result of a cladistic analysis involving ten Palaearctic Trachelas L. Koch, 1872 and Paratrachelas species, T. validus Simon, 1884, and T. ibericus Bosselaers et al., 2009 are transferred to Paratrachelas as P. validus new combination and P. ib...
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The following new species are described from Portugal: Diplocephalus machadoi Bosmans & Cardoso new species, Diplocephalus marijae Bosmans new species, Maso douro Bosmans & Cardoso new species, Parapelecopsis conimbricensis Bosmans & Crespo new species, Pelecopsis monsantensis Bosmans & Crespo new species and Sintula iberica Bosmans new species. Th...
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Three new Harpactea species and one new Stalagtia species are described: Harpactea clementi BOSMANS n. sp. (male, female), H. cesari VAN KEER n. sp. (male, female), H. antoni BOSMANS n. sp. (male) and Stalagtia christoi VAN KEER & BOSMANS n. sp (male, female). Diagnostic features, notes on ecology and distribution of these species are given.
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Zodarion vicinum Denis, 1935, previously known only from Italy, is recorded from Britain.Zodarion obscurum Denis, 1935 is a junior synonym of Z. vicinum.
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Some new data of spiders (Araneae) are presented from a small but valuable reserve in Romania. Spiders were captured in a habitat relic consisting of coastal grass-dunes at the Black Sea coast using pitfall traps. Seven new species were found for the Romanian fauna. Amongst these the female of Harpactea alexandrae Lazarov, 2006 was present. Only th...
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Summary The authors describe the previously unknown male of Enoplognatha almeriensis Bosmans & Van Keer from Spain. New records in Spain and the first record from Portugal are presented.
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The Philodromus pulchellus species-group is defined and diagnosed. Eleven species are included, described or redescribed, keyed and illustrated: P. afroglaucinus, sp. nov. from Algeria; P. bistigma Simon, 1870, P. glaucinus Simon, 1870, P. lamellipalpis, sp. nov. from Algeria; P. medius O. P.-Cambridge, 1872; P. pardalis, sp. nov. from northern Afr...
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Zelotes balcanicus sp. n. (male/female) from Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and Macedonia is described and illustrated. This new species has somatic and genital characters that correspond well with those of the genus Zelotes.
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The following new species are described : Megalepthyphantes auresensis sp. n., M. hellinckxorum sp. n., Palliduphantes tricuspis sp. n. and P. yakourensis sp. n. The unknown male of Lepthyphantes aelleni and the unknown female of Palliduphantes cadiziensis are described for the first time, and Lepthyphantes afer is redescribed. The following new co...
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Introduction to the checklists of arachnids by the AraGes (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Pseudoscorpiones, Scorpiones, Palpigradi). Ed. Arachnologische Gesellschaft (AraGes). The Internet lists provide an opportunity for everyone to easily inform themselves about the current status of the checklists of Germany, Switzerland and Austria and to get...
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In the present paper 23 new additions to the current checklist for Portuguese spiders are listed, and localities given.
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Two species are added to Spain's spider fauna: Episinus theridioides (Simon) and Neon robustus Lohmander. Phenological and ecological data given.
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The authors give a review of the citations and the localities of the Belgian Miridae belonging to the subfamilies Mirinae (80 species), Orthotylinae (32 species) and Phylinae (64 species). Furthermore, additional species of Bryocorinae (1) and Deraeocorinae (2) are listed. The total number of Heteroptera species reported from Belgium is 589.
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The species of the genus Micaria from Northern Africa are revised and partly neotupes are designated. One new species belonging in the genus Micaria is described: M. belezma Bosmans n. sp. from Algeria. The following names are newly synonymized: M. fastuosa (Lucas, 1846) [preoccupied by M fastuosa (C.L. Koch, 1835)] with M. pygmaea Kroneberg, 1875;...
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Three set-aside fields of arable land on sandy soil in the Campine region of Flanders (Belgium), differently managed for nature conservation purposes, were sampled for their carabid beetle fauna during a complete year cycle by means of pitfall traps. About 3650 ground beetles belonging to 53 species were obtained. Besides this remarkably high diver...
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The author revises the genera Araeoncus, Delorrhipis and Diplocephalus in North Africa. Araeoncus martinae, A. toubkal, Diplocephalus algericus and D. sabulicolus are newly described, and A. humilis, A. hanno, Delorrhipis fronticornis, Diplocephalus graecus, as well as the European A. altissimus and A. discedens are redescribed. A. meridionalis Den...
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Pachygnatha kiwuana Strand, P. leleupi Lawrence, P. longipes Simon. P. mucronata Tullgren, P. palmqvisti Tullgren, P. ruanda Strand and Dyschiriognatha argyrostilba (O.-P. Cambridge, 1876) (junior synonym: D. atlantica Holm, 1969) are redescribed. Puchygnutha hexutrucheutu, P. zuppu, P. procincta, P. okuensis, P. utromurginata, P. jansseni, P., goe...