Phrynichus exophthalmus Whittick, 1940


Original combination: Phrynichus exophthalmus


Taxonomic references

Phrynichus exophthalmus Whittick:

Whittick, 1940: 374–376, figs. 1e, 3i–ii, 4e original description
Fage, 1954: 180, fig. 1
Lawrence, 1969b: 86
Weygoldt, 1998c: 22–29, figs. 45–60, 62
Weygoldt, 2000a: n/a, figs. 11, 292
Weygoldt, 2000b: 343, 346, figs. 8–9
Harvey, 2003c: 16
Weygoldt, 2003a: 193–207, figs. 21–31
Haupt, 2009c: n/a, fig. 4
Seiter and Hörweg, 2014: 50, 53

Not Phrynichus bacillifer (Gerstaecker):

Lawrence, 1969b: 81, 86 (misidentification, in part)

Not Myodalis scabra (Gervais):

Lawrence, 1969b: 81, 86 (misidentification, in part)

Distribution table

Realm: Africa

Congo - Brazzaville
Type locality: 25 miles E. of Kribi, Sud, Cameroon.


Locality Lat Lon
1 25 miles E. of Kribi 2.93333 9.95
Type repository
  • Holotype British Museum of Natural History (BMNH) (= NHM, Natural History Museum), London, UK Male (uncertain)
Zoobank LSID


Fage, L. (1954). Remarques sur la distribution géographique des Pédipalpes Amblypyges africains, accompagnées de la description d'une espèce nouvelle de Madagascar: Charinus madagascariensis, nov. sp.. Annales du Musée du Congo Belge, Sciences Zoologiques 1: 180–184. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (2003c). Catalogue of the smaller arachnid orders of the world: Amblypygi, Uropygi, Schizomida, Palpigradi, Ricinulei and Solifugae. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne. -- Show included taxa

Haupt, J. (2009c). Chelicerae of arachnids: facts and fiction. Arthropoda Selecta 18: 17–19. -- Show included taxa

Lawrence, R.F. (1969b). A collection of African Amblypygi with keys to the subfamilies, genera and species of the Ethiopian fauna. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 80: 80–87. -- Show included taxa

Seiter, M. & Hörweg, C. (2014). The whip spider collection (Arachnida, Amblypygi) held in the Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 46: 47–53. -- Show included taxa

Weygoldt, P. (1998c). Revision of the species of Phrynichus Karsch, 1879 and Euphrynichus Weygoldt, 1995 (Chelicerata, Amblypygi). Zoologica, Stuttgart 147: 1–65. -- Show included taxa

Weygoldt, P. (2000a). Whip spiders (Chelicerata: Amblypygi). Their biology, morphology and systematics. Apollo Books, Stenstrup. -- Show included taxa

Weygoldt, P. (2000b). African whip spiders. Synopsis of the Amblypygi reported from Africa (Arachnida). Memorie della Societé Entomologica Italiana, Supplemento 78: 339–359. -- Show included taxa

Weygoldt, P. (2003a). Reproductive biology of two species of Phrynichus, P. exophthalmus Whittick, 1940 and Phrynichus delfersi arabicus nov. ssp. (Chelicerata, Amblypygi). Zoologischer Anzeiger 242: 193–208. doi: -- Show included taxa

Whittick, R.J. (1940). On some African specimens of Phrynichus Karsch (Arachnida, Pedipalpi). Annals and Magazine of Natural History (11) 6: 366–377. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2024-06-07 Species updated Old value
2024-05-06 Taxonomic reference update
2024-05-06 Taxonomic reference update
2024-03-18 Taxonomic reference update Haupt, 2009
2024-03-18 Taxonomic reference update Weygoldt, 2003
2024-03-18 Taxonomic reference update Weygoldt, 2000
2024-03-18 Taxonomic reference update Weygoldt, 2000
2024-03-18 Taxonomic reference update Weygoldt, 1998
2024-03-18 Taxonomic reference update Fage, 1954
2024-03-18 Taxonomic reference update Whittick, 1940
2024-03-18 Taxonomic reference update
2024-03-18 Species updated Old value