Portia africana (Simon, 1885[1886] )
State of knowledge: Accepted


groups of supergroups of genera: pending; supergroups of genera : pending; groups of genera: SPARTAEINES;

Comments: The WSC 2016 lists virtual combination Portia africana (Thorell, 1899), while Thorell actually described Cocalus africanus Thorell this I a result of strange mental assumption of Platnick that species cannot be synonymized while in different genera!

Distribution: Africa; Ethiopia; Nigeria: Calabar, Ibadan.


Important publication(s)
Wanless F.R. 1978f A revision of the spider genus Portia (Araneae, Salticidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Zoology series) 34 (3): 93-96, illustrations 4A-E; 5A, B, F, G; t 5b
Diagnostic illustrations used by permission of the © Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London,, Editor of the Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Zoology series) and the Author(s).
Diagnostic illustration used by permision Wanless, F.R.

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Weso這wska W., Russel-Smith A. 2011 Jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from Southern Nigeria. Annales zoologici, Warszawa 61(3): 592, illustrations 143-145
Diagnostic illustrations used by permission of the © Editor of the Annales zoologici and the Author(s).
Diagnostic illustration used by permision Weso這wska, W.

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Publications using actual name combination:
Wanless 1978f: 34 (3): 93-96, illustrations 4A-E; 5A, B, F, G; t 5b; Pr鏀zy雟ki 1984c: 99, illustrations 99; Cross, Jackson, Pollard 2006: 73(2): 136-141 other Author: Walker M.W.; Harland, Jackson 2006: 269(3): 285-290; Weso這wska, Tomasiewicz 2008: 4: 45, illustrations 171-173; Weso這wska, Edwards 2012: 62(4): 758;

Synonyms and combinations (:)
Linus africanus Simon 1885c [1886]: 393.
Berland Millot 1941, 398, illustrations 91/
Cocalus africanus: in Thorell 1899: 91 Unambigous Synonym.
Neccocalus africanus: in Roewer 1965: 21, illustrations 21a-l.

Collections:(Source: Pr鏀zy雟ki J. 1971 b /2003b Internet): CAPE TOWN . FRANKFURT a/M Cocalus a., L. a. ; HARVARD ; LONDON ; OXFORD ; PARIS ; STOCKHOLM Cocalus a. ; TERVUREN ; (Source: Edwards G.B. 2007 - personal:): GAINESVILLE .

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Copyright © and phot Bernhard Huber 2001. By courtesy


Copyright © and phot Bernhard Huber 2001. By courtesy


Copyright © and phot Bernhard Huber 2001. By courtesy


Copyright © and photo by R. R. Jackson, 2000. By courtesy


Copyright © and photo by R. R. Jackson, 2000. By courtesy


Copyright © and photo by R. R. Jackson, 2000. By courtesy


Cocalus africanus. Camerun, No. 1600 - coll. Thorell, Mus. Stockholm. Proszynski 1984c: 99


Cocalus africanus. Camerun, No. 1600 - coll. Thorell, Mus. Stockholm. Proszynski 1984c: 99


Berland L., Millot J. 1941. Mem. Mus. Nat. Hist. Natur. Paris, 12, 2: 399, f 91, 92a-f.


Berland L., Millot J. 1941. Mem. Mus. Nat. Hist. Natur. Paris, 12, 2: 399, f 91, 92a-f.


Wanless F.R. 1978f. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., London, 34 (3): 93-96, f 4A-E; 5A, B, F, G; t 5b. By courtesy


Wanless F.R. 1978f. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., London, 34 (3): 93-96, f 4A-E; 5A, B, F, G; t 5b. By courtesy


Wanless F.R. 1978f. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., London, 34 (3): 93-96, f 4A-E; 5A, B, F, G; t 5b. By courtesy


Wanless F.R. 1978f. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., London, 34 (3): 93-96, f 4A-E; 5A, B, F, G; t 5b. By courtesy


Wanless F.R. 1978f. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., London, 34 (3): 93-96, f 4A-E; 5A, B, F, G; t 5b. By courtesy


Wanless F.R. 1978f. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., London, 34 (3): 93-96, f 4A-E; 5A, B, F, G; t 5b. By courtesy


Portia africana: Weso這wska, Tomasiewicz, 2008. Journal of Afrotropical Zoology, 4: 45, f 171-173. . By courtesy


Portia africana: Ann. zool. 61(3): 592, f 143-145. By Weso這wska, Russel-Smith. By courtesy.