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Checklist of the spiders (Araneae) of Kenya
expand article infoGrace M. Kioko§|, Yuri M. Marusik#¤, Shuqiang Li§, Esther N. Kioko|, Liqiang Ji§
‡ Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
§ University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
| National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
¶ Institute for Biological Problems of the North RAS, Magadan, Russia
# University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
¤ University of Turku, Turku, Finland
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Abstract

A checklist of 805 spider species and subspecies belonging to 57 families described and/or reported from Kenya up to 31 December 2018 is provided. Species distribution within Kenya is given according to counties and specific localities. A historical survey is provided and each record is presented in its original combination. The list is dominated by members of the families Salticidae and Linyphiidae (160 and 110 species, respectively). Eighteen families are represented by a single species. About 300 species are known exclusively from Kenya and 158 species are sub-endemics. Two hundred and forty two species are described from a single sex (159 females and 83 males) and 24 from juveniles. Nairobi County has the greatest number of records, five counties had a frequency of one, while nine counties had no collection records. There are two fossil spiders known from Kenya belonging to the family Oonopidae. One new combination is proposed: Hypsosinga holzapfelae (Lessert, 1936), comb. nov. (ex. Araneus Clerck, 1757).

Keywords

Africa, Aranei, endemic, fauna, new combination, new record, sub-endemic

Introduction

Spiders, or Araneae, are one of the largest orders of animals, with over 48000 extant species belonging to 128 families (WSC 2018). Orders that embrace more species than spiders include only Coleoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera and Acari (Zhang 2011). During the last decade, the number of new species descriptions of spiders varies from 400/yr to over 1000/yr (WSC 2020). Dippenaar-Schoemann and Jocqué (1997) reported 71 families, 893 genera and over 5000 species from Sub-Saharan Africa and, over the years, many more species descriptions from the region have been published (WSC 2020). Within Sub-Saharan Africa to the date of this checklist compilation at 2018, only a few countries have published lists of spiders: Botswana (Eagle 1985), Namibia (Griffin and Dippenaar-Schoemann 1991), South Africa (Dippenaar-Schoeman et al. 2010), Sudan (Dunlop and Siyam 2014), Swaziland (Braun 2017), Tanzania (Russell-Smith 2020) and Zimbabwe (FitzPatrick 2001). Amongst these, only the South African atlas of spiders (Dippenaar-Schoeman et al. 2010) provided detailed information about species’ distribution within the country. The most detailed lists are those from South Africa and Tanzania. According to Jocqué et al. (2013), who provided the number of species known from Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya ranked seventh, after South Africa (2207), Madagascar (853), Tanzania (722), Ethiopia (704), DR Congo (630) and Namibia (547).

The purpose of this work is to provide an annotated list of species reported from Kenya and their distribution records. This list provides a brief introduction to the current status of arachnology in Kenya by highlighting the most studied families and collection areas. The paper does not contain data published after 31 December 2018.

Study area

Kenya covers an area of 582,646 km2 in East Africa and is divided into 47 counties (Fig. 1). It lies on the equator, approximately between 4.5° North and 4.5° South latitude and has a diverse topography, including glaciated mountains with snow-capped peaks, mountain forests, the Great Rift Valley with its escarpments and volcanoes, desert landscapes, grasslands and woodlands (Bennun and Njoroge 1999).

Figure 1. 

Map showing the 47 Counties in Kenya. BM–Bomet, BG–Bungoma, BR–Baringo, BU–Busia, EB–Embu, EM–Elgeyo Marakwet, GS–Garissa, HB–Homa Bay, IS–Isiolo, KB–Kiambu, KI–Kisii, KJ–Kajiado, KK–Kakamega, KL–Kilifi, KR–Kericho, KS–Kisumu, KT–Kitui, KW–Kwale, KY–Kirinyaga, LK–Laikipia, LM–Lamu, MC–Machakos, MD–Mandera, ME–Meru, MI–Migori, MK–Makueni, MM–Mombasa, MS–Marsabit, MU–Murang’a, NA–Nyandarua, NB–Nairobi, ND–Nandi, NI–Nyeri, NK–Nakuru, NR–Narok, NY–Nyamira, SB–Samburu, SY–Siaya, TN–Tharaka Nithi, TR–Tana River, TT–Taita-Taveta, TU–Turkana, TZ–Trans Nzoia, UG–Uasin Gishu, WJ–Wajir, WP–West Pokot, VH–Vihiga.

The Kenyan Rift Valley runs from north to south, thereby splitting the highlands into eastern and western regions. Ethiopia and South Sudan border Kenya to the north, Somalia to the east, Tanzania to the south and Uganda to the west. Over 10% of the country is designated as protected areas, which are either national parks or reserves or forest reserves (Bennun and Njoroge 1999). Some of the land unused for settlement is under community-managed conservation programmes.

History

Kenya originally belonged to the British East Africa Protectorate and its current borders were not defined until 1920. Prior this date, the area was amalgamated with Uganda in the west and Sudan to the north. After the new boundaries were defined, most of the areas, previously considered northwest Kenya, remain in present-day Uganda and a few areas, previously considered east Kenya, are now within the borders of Somalia (Niox 2013).

African expeditions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries brought about a large number of collectors and hunters who did extensive species surveys, sampling from various ecosystems in Kenya (Tóth et al. 2014). The best known is the Smithsonian–Roosevelt African Expedition led by the former United States president, Theodore Roosevelt, which took place in the early 20th century. Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya where most of the samples were collected, was an undeveloped, mostly forested area. Most of the samples were placed in museums across the globe, with some left in the host museum (National Museums of Kenya), previously known as the Coryndon Museum. Early descriptions of spiders from Kenya were done in the late Victorian period by various authors: O. Pickard-Cambridge (1872), Gerstaecker (1873), Simon (1894, 1897a, b), Pavesi (1883) and Pocock (1897, 1898a, b, c, d). di Caporiacco also made a substantial contribution to Kenyan arachnofauna, especially with his work on specimens from the Meneghetti Expedition of 1944–1946, in which he published 283 species (di Caporiacco 1949).

Materials and methods

The checklist is based on published data, either taxonomic or faunistic papers, published by the end of 2018. Part of the data was sourced from the Royal Museum for Central Africa, National Museums of Kenya and Charles Haddad provided data on Corinnidae. Some of the museum data were not found in any publications and here, these data are indicated as “museum data”. Only spiders identified to species are included in this list. The general structure of the checklist follows Zonstein and Marusik (2013). Families and species are arranged alphabetically to facilitate ease of use. A taxonomic authority reference is used for the families, genera and species. A colon is used in references where the author of the taxon differed from the authors of the species record from Kenya. A comma is used for authors to indicate a species’ name change.

An asterisk (*) and circumflex (^) are used to indicate the endemic and sub-endemic species, respectively. The term ‘endemic’ is used for species known only from Kenya. For species known only from Kenya and any of the adjacent countries (Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania or Uganda), the term ‘sub-endemic’ is used. The distribution is given under two categories: records for specific collection localities within Kenya and general distribution. The latter data are according to the WSC (2018) categorisation and some records are listed according to journals. Counties are shown in alphabetical order. In cases where species were mentioned from Kenya, but the specific collection locality was not indicated in literature, we use the letter ‘K’. The frequency for the localities was calculated in terms of the number of times the locality was mentioned in the entire checklist.

The process of extracting the data from the WSC (2018) involved searching within each family individually for specific data parameters. These data specifics included searching for the words “Kenya”, “East Africa” and “Africa”. The papers that were listed under these distribution categories were then downloaded and searched for the record details on Kenya. We also searched Bonnet’s catalogue (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959) and all taxonomic and faunistic publications dealing with taxa from Eastern Africa published after 1939 [Bonnet’s catalogue accommodated data published prior to 1940]. Data were also sourced from faunistic papers which were obtained online or directly from the author.

Note

The list was prepared and submitted at the beginning of 2019. Since then, the number of recognised extant Araneae families has increased from 117 to 128 (WSC 2018, 2020). With a goal of avoiding recalculations, moving species from one family to another, excluding synonyms, adding new localities etc. and to exclude possible mistakes, we follow the taxonomy and family limits of WSC (2018), providing comment if family and species status have changed.

When compiling the checklist, we faced certain difficulties:

1) Species in faunistic papers were difficult to locate because of the scattered literature on Kenyan arachnofauna compared to the species reported in taxonomic publications.

2 In several cases, species recorded from Kenya were not mentioned in the main text, but in the keys or even figure legends. For example, see Wanless (1985).

3) Some localities are stated to be in a particular country, but the data were incorrect or were associated with re-drawing of borders. An example is Kilimanjaro, which was reported as a Kenyan locality, but it is in Tanzania (Benoitia bornemiszai (di Caporiacco, 1947)).

4) Some geographical names are spelled differently on different maps from regional variations, human error or place names have changed over time. For example: Leikipia, Lykipia, Laikipia; Taveta, Dafeta; Lake Turkana was earlier called Rudolph Lake.

5) One town, Moyale, is split between Kenya and Ethiopia. di Caporiacco (1939) described and reported over a dozen species from Moyale. Sometimes in the literature concerning species described by di Caporiacco, Moyale is considered to be in Kenya and sometimes it is placed in Ethiopia. Here, we list all species reported from Moyale as reported from Kenya.

6) At least one locality, Karagesi (Araneus strupifer (Simon, 1886)), from Pocock (1898c), was not found. The specimen was collected by Emin Pasha (Isaak Eduard Schnitzer), who worked for the Ottoman Empire.

7) Roewer (1960), in his work dealing with Lycosidae from Upemba National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo), mentioned “Kenia” several times, but this refers to a river in Upemba and not the country Kenya.

8) Some papers reported Kenya in the author’s language; hence, it was tedious and difficult to determine that the authors described species from Kenya. An example is “Chenia” which is used by di Caporiacco (1940) to refer to Kenya in Italian.

The checklist was compiled from over 350 published articles, with a large part of the references gathered from the WSC (2018). The information was obtained from two different sources: the WSC and faunistic papers which had species lists.

Results and discussion

A total of 805 species in 297 genera from 57 families are reported to occur in Kenya, with 31 species from 28 genera sourced from museum collections (Tables 1, 2). Three-hundred and five species were endemic, 158 were sub-endemic and 24 species were described from juveniles described by Pocock (1898c) and di Caporiacco (1939, 1947, 1949). Two hundred and forty two species were described from a single gender–159 females and 83 males. Two fossil species have been described from Kenya belonging to the family Oonopidae; Orchestina longimana Wunderlich, 1981 and O. kenyana Wunderlich, 1981 (Wunderlich 1981). One species and one subspecies described from Kenya were found to be missing from all spider catalogues, including the WSC (2018): Cyllobelus splendidissimus di Caporiacco, 1949 and Cyrtophora citricola obscura Tullgren, 1910.

Table 1.

Number of genera, species, endemics and sub-endemic species known from Kenya.

Families Genera Species Species % of Total Endemic Endemism % Sub-endemic
Agelenidae 3 11 1.42 4 36.36 3
Anapidae 1 1 0.13 1 100.00 -
Araneidae 21 64 8.27 7 10.94 5
Atypidae 1 1 0.13 - 0.00 -
Barychelidae 1 1 0.13 - 0.00 -
Caponiidae 1 1 0.13 - 0.00 -
Cithaeronidae 1 1 0.13 - 0.00 1
Clubioniidae 1 5 0.65 - 0.00 5
Corinnidae 10 14 1.81 5 35.71 1
Ctenidae 4 11 1.42 5 45.45 4
Cyatholipidae 1 3 0.39 3 100.00 -
Cyrtaucheniidae 1 3 0.39 3 100.00 -
Deinopidae 1 1 0.13 1 100.00 -
Dictynidae 3 3 0.39 2 66.67 -
Dipluridae 1 1 0.13 - 0.00 -
Eresidae 2 8 1.03 1 12.50 2
Cheiracanthiidae 2 14 1.81 2 14.29 2
Gnaphosidae 11 26 3.36 11 42.31 5
Hahniidae 1 11 1.42 9 81.82 -
Hersiliidae 1 7 0.90 3 42.86 1
Idiopidae 3 4 0.52 4 100.00 -
Linyphiidae 37 107 13.82 57 53.27 20
Liocraniidae 4 5 0.65 5 100.00 -
Lycosidae 15 34 4.39 7 20.59 9
Migidae 1 1 0.13 - 0.00 -
Mimetidae 2 2 0.26 2 100.00 -
Miturgidae 1 1 0.13 - 0.00 1
Mysmenidae 1 1 0.13 1 100.00 -
Ochyroceratidae 2 2 0.26 2 100.00 -
Oecobiidae 1 1 0.13 - 0.00 -
Oonopiidae 9 23 2.97 19 82.61 2
Oxyopiidae 2 13 1.68 1 7.69 7
Palpimanidae 2 3 0.39 2 66.67 1
Philodromidae 2 7 0.90 3 42.86 1
Pholcidae 9 26 3.36 9 34.62 9
Phyxelididae 2 9 1.16 6 66.67 2
Pisauridae 7 14 1.81 1 7.14 -
Prodidomidae 2 2 0.26 2 100.00 -
Salticidae 51 158 20.41 62 39.24 25
Scytodidae 1 1 0.13 - 0.00 -
Segestriidae 1 2 0.26 - 0.00 2
Selenopidae 1 4 0.52 1 25.00 -
Sicariidae 1 4 0.52 - 0.00 2
Sparassidae 5 6 0.78 - 0.00 3
Telemidae 2 2 0.26 2 100.00 -
Tetrablemidae 1 1 0.13 1 100.00 -
Tetragnathidae 5 22 2.84 2 9.09 13
Theraphosidae 3 7 0.90 3 42.86 2
Theridiidae 19 60 7.75 30 50.00 13
Theridiosomatidae 1 1 0.13 1 100.00 -
Thomisidae 15 34 4.39 6 17.65 5
Titanoecidae 1 1 0.13 - 0.00 1
Trachelidae 3 4 0.52 3 75.00 -
Trochanteriidae 1 1 0.13 - 0.00 -
Uloboridae 1 1 0.13 - 0.00 -
Zodariidae 8 22 2.84 14 63.64 4
Zoropsidae 1 1 0.13 - 0.00 -
Total 291 774 100.00 303 39.20 151

Families with the most species were Salticidae (160), Linypiidae (110), Araneidae (68), Theridiidae (61), Thomisidae (36), Lycosidae (35), Pholcidae (27), Gnaphosidae (29), Oonopidae (23), Tetragnathidae (22), Zodariidae (22), Corinnidae (17), Pisauridae (14), Cheiracanthiidae (14), Oxyopidae (14), Ctenidae (13), Hahniidae (11) and Agelenidae (11). Salticidae and Linyphiidae had the highest number of endemic (62, 57) and sub-endemic (26, 19) species, respectively. Eighteen families are known from single species and the other families had less than 10 species representatives (See Tables 1, 2).

Table 2.

Museum species number, endemic and sub-endemic species. These are species that were recorded from Museum collections, but not included in any publications.

Family Genera Species Endemic Sub–endemic
Araneidae 3 4
Caponiidae 1 1
Corinnidae 3 3 1
Ctenidae 1 2
Cyatholipidae 1 1
Eresidae 1 1
Gnaphosidae 3 3 1 2
Linyphiidae 3 3
Lycosidae 1 1
Oecobiidae 1 1
Oxyopiidae 1 1 1
Palpimanidae 1 1 1
Philodromidae 1 1
Pholcidae 1 1 1
Salticidae 2 2 1
Segestriidae 1 1 1
Sparassidae 1 1
Theridiidae 1 1
Thomisidae 1 2
Total 28 31 2 7

The species in the checklist were recorded in 38 out of the 47 counties in Kenya. The counties with the highest collection frequencies included: Nairobi, Nyandarua, Trans Nzoia, Nakuru, Kwale, Nyeri, Taita Taveta, Kakamega, Kajiado, Laikipia, Kiambu, Kilifi, Mombasa and Marasabit. These were selected on the basis of having a collection frequency of more than 30 and were arranged from the highest, Nairobi with 204, to the lowest, Marsabit with 31. Five counties had a frequency of one. Many of the species were studied between the years 1800 and 2000, with minimal study more recently from 2001–2018 (Fig. 2). Salticidae is currently the most-studied family. Revisional work has been done on Kenyan spider fauna of the families Agelenidae and Zodariidae (Jocqué 1990, 1991, 2009; Kioko et al. 2018; Wesołowska and Dawidowicz 2014).

Figure 2. 

Newly-reported spider species in Kenya over different time periods.

The results above suggest that the spider fauna of Kenya is not that well studied. The number of species from the most well studied families seems understated. For example, Salticidae has over 6000 known species worldwide, while in Kenya only 160 have been recorded. This accounts for about 2.6% of known salticids. The low numbers may be due to our methods of data extraction. Data from some sources, such as citizen science websites, were not considered because the identification of species could not be confirmed. Eighteen of the families were also known by only one record, indicating that a lot of further exploration and study is needed. We also have noted 24 species described from juveniles are doubtful because it is relatively difficult to distinguish immature species morphologically as mature copulatory organs are required for their identification.

Some of the records were not from Kenya but were previously listed as such Kenya in the WSC (2018). These localities may have been within the historical borders of Kenya at the time of species collection, but as the map by Niox (2013) shows, boundaries have shifted over time. However, in some cases, the species were not included because it was clear that the current record represented a different country. Nine of the 47 counties have no collection data, which may indicate a biased selection of some collection areas. Preferential collection sites may be based on particular factors, such as forest cover or protected areas like parks and reserves which are generally less disturbed or contain water bodies. Security of the areas may also be a factor due to community clashes, such as in Mount Elgon, which has been avoided by researchers due to security risks in the past. Collection areas that have only a single species recorded require further exploration.

County abbreviations

All the county abbreviations used here are only for the purpose of simplifying the work on the main checklist.

BM–Bomet, BG–Bungoma, BR–Baringo, BU–Busia, EB–Embu, EM–Elgeyo Marakwet, GS–Garissa, HB–Homa Bay, IS–Isiolo, KB–Kiambu, KI–Kisii, KJ–Kajiado, KK–Kakamega, KL–Kilifi, KR–Kericho, KS–Kisumu, KT–Kitui, KW–Kwale, KY–Kirinyaga, LK–Laikipia, LM–Lamu, MC–Machakos, MD–Mandera, ME–Meru, MI–Migori, MK–Makueni, MM–Mombasa, MS–Marsabit, MU–Murang’a, NA–Nyandarua, NB–Nairobi, ND–Nandi, NI–Nyeri, NK–Nakuru, NR–Narok, NY–Nyamira, SB–Samburu, SY–Siaya, TN–Tharaka Nithi, TR–Tana River, TT–Taita-Taveta, TU–Turkana, TZ–Trans Nzoia, UG–Uasin Gishu, WJ–Wajir, WP–West Pokot, VH–Vihiga.

Checklist

Agelenidae C. L. Koch, 1837

Note. It is very likely that all species of Agelena known from Kenya belong to other genera.

^ Agelena dubiosa Strand, 1908

A. d.: di Caporiacco 1949: 331.

Record. Moyale (Located in both Kenya and Ethiopia).

County. MS.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda.

^ Agelena incertissima di Caporiacco, 1939

A. i. di Caporiacco, 1939: 315.

Record. Moyale.

County. MS.

Distribution. Known only from three localities in Kenya and Ethiopia.

Note. Described, based on juveniles.

* Agelena keniana Roewer, 1955 (♀)

A. k. Roewer, 1955: 28.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality

Agelena kiboschensis de Lessert, 1915

A. leucopyga k.: di Caporiacco 1940: 781; A. k.: Roewer 1955: 41.

Record. Namanga.

County. KJ.

Distribution. Tanzania, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda.

^ Agelena nigra di Caporiacco, 1940 (♀)

A. n.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 331.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

* Malthonica africana Simon & Fage, 1922 (♀)

M. a. Simon & Fage, 1922: 551.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Mistaria fagei (di Caporiacco, 1949) (♀)

Agelena f. di Caporiacco, 1949: 330; Roewer 1955: 29, M. f.: Kioko et al. 2018: 113.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Mistaria leucopyga (Pavesi, 1883)

Agelena l. Pavesi, 1883: 41; Simon 1909: 41; M. l.: Lehtinen 1967: 249; Santos and van Harten 2007:164.

Record. Samburu.

County. SB.

Distribution. Central, East Africa, Yemen.

Mistaria nairobii (di Caporiacco, 1949)

Agelena leucopyga n.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 329, Roewer 1955: 46; M. n.: Kioko et al. 2018: 115.

Records. Kakamega, Nairobi.

Counties. KK, NB.

Distribution. Kenya, DR Congo.

* Mistaria nyeupenyeusi Kioko & Li, 2018

M. n. Kioko et al., 2018: 120.

Record. Naro Moru.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Mistaria zorica (Strand, 1913) (♀)

Agelena z.: Strand, 1913: 411; Roewer 1955: 40; M. z.: Kioko et al. 2018: 118.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

Anapidae Simon, 1895

* Metanapis mahnerti Brignoli, 1981 (♂)

M. m. Brignoli 1981: 120.

Record. Naivasha.

County. NK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Araneidae Clerck, 1757

Afracantha camerunensis (Thorell, 1899) (♀)

Gasteracantha batesi: di Caporiacco, 1949: 425.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa.

* Araneus haematomerus (Gerstaecker, 1873) (juv.)

Epeira haematomera: Gerstaecker, 1873: 491.

Record. Jipe Lake.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Note. WSC (2020) indicates its distribution as Central Africa, although it is known only from the original description (juv.).

* Araneus mauensis mauensis di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

A. m. m. di Caporiacco 1949: 421.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Araneus mauensis ocellatus di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

A. m. o. di Caporiacco 1949: 422.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Araneus strupifer (Simon, 1886) (♀)

A. eresifrons Pocock, 1898c: 509; di Caporiacco 1939: 346.

Records. Karagesi, Leikipia (Lakipia), Mombasa, Taru Desert, Moyale.

Counties. KJ, LK, M, MS.

Distribution. Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania.

^ Araneus sulfurinus (Pavesi, 1883) (♀)

A. sulphurinus (lapsus pro sulfurinus): di Caporiacco, 1949: 419.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Ethiopia, East Africa.

Argiope aurocincta Pocock, 1898

Argiope a. Pocock, 1898c: 512.

Record. Samburu.

County. SB.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa

Argiope australis (Walckenaer, 1805)

A. suavissima Gerstaecker, 1873; A. nigrovittata: Simon, 1890a: 127; 1894: Argiope nigrovittata: Pocock, 1898c: 512; A. banana and A. suavissima: di Caporiacco, 1949: 404; Argiope suavissima Gerstaecker, 1873: 495.

Records. Mackinnon Road, Mombasa, Nairobi, Lake Turkana, Taru.

Counties. KJ, KW, MM, NB, TU.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa, Cape Verde Is.

^ Argiope gibberosa di Caporiacco, 1947 (juv ♀)

A. g. di Caporiacco 1947: 158; di Caporiacco 1949: 408.

Records. Voi (Kenya), Nairobi.

Counties. NB, TT.

Distribution. Kenya and Tanzania.

Note. Known by juvenile specimens and considered as nomen dubium (WSC 2018).

Argiope flavipalpis (Lucas, 1858)

A. f.: di Caporiacco 1949: 408; Bjørn 1997: 218; A. cuspidata: di Caporiacco, 1949: 408.

Records. Malindi, Nairobi, Olgasailliè.

Counties. KJ, KL, NB.

Distribution. Africa, Yemen.

Argiope levii Bjørn, 1997

A. l. Bjørn 1997: 232.

Record. Malindi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa.

Argiope lobata (Pallas, 1772)

Aranea l.: Pocock, 1898c: 512.

Record. Taru.

County. KJ.

Distribution. Old World and Australasia.

Argiope sector (Forsskål, 1776)

A. s.: di Caporiacco 1940: 819.

Record. no precise records.

County. K.

Distribution. According to WSC (2018), it is distributed in North Africa, Middle East and Cape Verde Is.

Note. It is mentioned as occurring in Kenia in the paper dealing with Ethiopia. Can be based on misidentification, accounting that it was not properly reported from Eastern Africa.

Argiope trifasciata (Forsskål, 1775)

Metargiope t.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 409; A. t. Bjørn 1997: 226; Warui et al. 2004:18.

Records. Elmenteita, Lac Jipe, Kabete, Mau, Molo, Mpala Ranch, Nairobi.

Counties. LK, NA, NB, NK, TT.

Distribution. North and South America. Introduced to Africa, Japan, Australia.

Caerostris mitralis (Vinson, 1863)

C. petersi: di Caporiacco, 1949: 423.

Records. Elmenteita, Kabete.

Counties. NB, NK.

Distribution. Central Africa, Madagascar.

Note. Most likely, the noted records of this species refer to C. sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793), a single species properly documented from the region (cf. Grasshoff 1984).

Caerostris sexcuspidata (Fabricius, 1793)

C. kibonotensis: di Caporiacco, 1949: 423.

Records. Elmenteita, Mackinnon Road, Mau, Nairobi.

Counties. KW, NA, NB, NK.

Distribution. Africa and adjacent Islands of Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles (Aldabra).

Caerostris vicina (Blackwall, 1866)

C. nodulosa: Pocock, 1898c: 514; di Caporiacco, 1949: 423.

Records. Mackinnon Road, Samburu, Taru.

Counties. KJ, KW, SB.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa.

Cyclosa formosa Karsch, 1879 (♀)

Salassina f.: Pocock, 1898c: 513.

Records. Samburu and Taru.

Counties. KJ, SB.

Distribution. East, West Africa.

Cyclosa insulana (Costa, 1834)

C. i.: di Caporiacco 1949: 409; Warui et al. 2004: 18.

Records. Nairobi, Mpala Ranch.

Counties. LK, NB.

Distribution. Mediterranean to Japan, India to Papua New Guinea, Australia, Kenya.

*Cyclosa lawrencei di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

C. l. di Caporiacco 1949: 409.

Record. Kabete.

County. KB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^Cyclosa tripartita Tullgren, 1910 (♀)

C. t.: di Caporiacco 1949: 409.

Records. Elmenteita, Nairobi.

Counties. NB, NK.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Cyrtophora citricola (Forsskål, 1775)

C. c.: Pocock 1898c: 512.

Record. Taru.

County. KJ.

Distribution. Southern Europe, Africa, Near East, Pakistan, India, China, Japan. Introduced to Dominican Rep., Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil.

^ Cyrtophora citricola obscura Tullgren, 1910 (♀)

C. c. o.: di Caporiacco 1949: 410.

Records. Elmenteita, Kabete, Nairobi, Mau.

Counties. NA, NA, NK.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Note. This subspecies is missing in Bonnet’s catalogue (1956).

Eriovixia napiformis (Thorell, 1899)

Araneus n.: di Caporiacco, 1940: 822.

Record. no precise records.

County. K.

Distribution. Cameroon to East Africa and Yemen.

Note. It is mentioned as occurring in Kenia in the paper dealing with Ethiopia.

Gasteracantha falcicornis Butler, 1873 (♀)

Gasteracantha toxotes Gerstaecker, 1873: 489; G. resupinata Gerstaecker, 1873: 490; G. resupinata: Pocock, 1898c: 516; G. f.: Dahl 1914: 277; di Caporiacco 1949: 424; Benoit 1962: 56.

Records. Bura, Mackinnon Road, Kikwesi, Witu Mombasa, Taru Desert, Tsavo River, Rhino Camp, Taita Hills, Taveta.

Counties. KJ, KW, ME, MM, TT.

Distribution. Africa.

Gasteracantha milvoides Butler, 1873

G. m.: Benoit 1962: 59

Records. Nairobi, Voi.

County. NB, TT.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa.

Gasteracantha sanguinolenta C. L. Koch, 1844

G. impotens Gerstaecker, 1873: 491; G. s. ensifera: di Caporiacco 1949: 424.

Records. Nairobi, Mombasa.

Counties. MM, NB.

Distribution. Africa, Yemen (mainland, Socotra), Seychelles.

Gasteracantha versicolor formosa Vinson, 1863

G. v. f.: di Caporiacco 1949: 424.

Record. Kabete.

County. KB.

Distribution. Kenya, Madagascar.

Gasteracantha versicolor (Walckenaer, 1841)

G. scapha Gerstaecker, 1873: 487; G. scapha: Simon, 1890b: 127; G. v. v.: di Caporiacco 1949: 425.

Records. Mackinnon Road, Nairobi, Taveta.

Counties. KW, NB, TT.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa.

Hypsosinga holzapfelae (de Lessert, 1936), comb. nov.

Araneus holzapfeli de Lessert, 1936: 246.

Record. Kilindini.

County. MM.

Distribution. Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa.

Note. The species was described, based on specimens from Mozambique and Kenya. The figures provided by de Lessert (1936) and comparison of this species with Hypsosinga albovitta albovittata (Westring, 1851) leave no doubts that it belongs to Hypsosinga and, therefore, transferred to this genus. Male palp of H. holzapfelae is most similar to those in H. pygmaea (Sundevall, 1831); however, it has clear differences in the shape of the tegulum. Females of two species have different shape of epigyne. The species ending was changed from -i to -ae because it is a matronym (WSC 2020).

^ Hypsosinga lithyphantoides di Caporiacco, 1947

Hyposinga l. l. di Caporiacco, 1949: 413.

Records. Elmenteita, Nairobi.

Counties. NB, NK.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

* Hypsosinga lithyphantoides dealbata di Caporiacco, 1949

Hyposinga l. d. di Caporiacco, 1949:414

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Isoxya cicatricosa (C. L. Koch, 1844)

Gasteracantha (I.) c.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 425; I. c.: Benoit 1962: 38.

Records. Nairobi, Kabete, Rudolph Lake.

Counties. KB, NB, MS.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa, Yemen.

* Isoxya nigromutica (di Caporiacco, 1939) (♀)

Gasteracantha n. di Caporiacco, 1939: 348; I. n.: Benoit 1962: 66.

Record. Moyale.

County. MS.

Distribution. Known from the type locality.

Isoxya tabulata (Thorell, 1859)

Gasteracantha t.: Pocock, 1898c: 516; I. t.: Benoit 1962: 36.

Records. Lake Victoria, Mombasa, Taru Desert, Tsavo River.

Counties. HB, KJ, MM, TT.

Distribution. Africa.

Isoxya testudinaria (Simon, 1901)

Gasteracantha (I.) t.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 425.

Record. Kabete.

County. KB.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa.

Kilima decens (Blackwall, 1866)

Larinia d.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 412; K. d.: Grasshoff 1970: 122.

Records. Elmenteita, Mount Loroghi.

Counties. NK, SB.

Distribution. Africa.

Kilima griseovariegata (Tullgren, 1910)

Larinia simillima: di Caporiacco, 1949: 412; Larinia g.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 412.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Central, East Africa, Yemen.

Larinia trifida Tullgren, 1910

L. t.: di Caporiacco 1949: 412.

Records. Mau, Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

Lipocrea longissima (Simon, 1881)

Larinia tibelloides: di Caporiacco, 1949: 412.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa.

Neoscona alberti (Strand, 1913)

N. tuckeri: di Caporiacco, 1949: 416; N. a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 418; Grasshoff 1986: 51.

Record. Mau.

County. NB.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa.

Neoscona angulatula (Schenkel, 1937)

N. a.: Grasshoff 1986: 106.

Records. Diani Beach, Mpala Ranch.

Counties. KW, LK.

Distribution. Kenya, Seychelles, Madagascar.

Neoscona blondeli (Simon, 1886)

Araneus bettoni: Pocock, 1898c: 510; Araneus taruensis: Pocock, 1898c: 511; Araneus gerhardti: di Caporiacco, 1949: 420; N. b.: Grasshoff 1986: 36.

Records. Elmenteita, Mombasa, Diani Beach, Taru Desert.

Counties. KJ, KW, MM, NK.

Distribution. Africa.

Neoscona chiarinii (Pavesi, 1883)

N. c.: Grasshoff 1986: 42.

Records. Naro Moru, Lake Nakuru, Nairobi, Karura Forest.

Counties. NB, NI, NK.

Distribution. Africa.

Neoscona moreli (Vinson, 1863)

N. m.: Grasshoff 1986: 57.

Records. Mount Kenya, Naro Moru track.

County. NI.

Distribution. Africa, Caribbean to Argentina.

Neoscona nautica (L. Koch, 1875)

Araneus nauticus: Pocock, 1898c: 509.

Records. Taru.

County. KJ.

Distribution. Asia and Pacific islands. Introduced to both Americas, Sudan and Kenya.

Neoscona quadrigibbosa Grasshoff, 1986

N. q. Grasshoff, 1986: 112.

Records. West Pokot, Koduch.

County. WP.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa.

Neoscona quincasea Roberts, 1983

Neoscona (Neoscona) quincasea: Grasshoff, 1986: 24.

Records. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. East, Central, Southern Africa, Seychelles (Aldabra).

Neoscona rapta (Thorell, 1899)

N. r.: Grasshoff 1986: 100.

Record. Diani Beach.

County. KW.

Distribution. Africa.

Neoscona subfusca (C.L. Koch, 1837)

N. immodesta: di Caporiacco, 1941; Araneus tullgreni tullgreni: di Caporiacco, 1949: 419; A. tullgreni obscuratus: di Caporiacco, 1949: 419; N. artifex artifex: di Caporiacco, 1949: 415; N. nigrita: di Caporiacco, 1949: 418; N. restiaria: di Caporiacco, 1949: 415; N. wiehlei di Caporiacco, 1949: 414; N. submodesta neumanni di Caporiacco 1949: 416; N. dauensis (lapsus for danensis): di Caporiacco, 1949: 416; N. s. Grasshoff 1986: 15.

Records. Elolo, Mau, Kabete, Kajiado, Mount Kenya, Machakos, Meru, Mombasa, Nairobi, Turkana, Watamu.

Counties. KJ, KL, MC, ME, MM, MS, NA, NB, NI, TU.

Distribution. West Palearctic, Africa.

Neoscona theisi theisiella (Tullgren, 1910)

N. theisiella: di Caporiacco, 1939: 341.

Record. Moyale.

County. MS.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa, Yemen.

Neoscona trianguta (Keyserling, 1864)

Epeira melanopa Gerstaecker, 1873: 493; N. cruciferoides: di Caporiacco, 1949: 84; N. t.: Grasshoff 1986: 84.

Records. Mau, Nairobi, Diani Beach, Mombasa, Turkana, Vanga, Maktau.

Counties. KW, NA, NB, MM, TT, TU.

Distribution. Africa, India.

Neoscona vigilans (Blackwall, 1865)

N. irritans: di Caporiacco, 1947: 170; N. v.: Grasshoff 1986: 95.

Record. Gedi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Africa, South Asia.

Nephila turneri Blackwall, 1833

N. femoralis: di Caporiacco, 1940: 819.

Records. No precise records, Kenia (sub. Chenia) was mentioned in distribution only.

County. K.

Distribution. West and Central Africa according to WSC (2018).

Note. The record most likely refers to another species, as N. turneri is not known in Eastern Africa.

Nephilingis cruentata (Fabricius, 1775)

Nephillingys genualis: Gerstaecker, 1873: 503; Nephilengys c. c.: Dahl, 1912: 77; di Caporiacco 1949: 404; N. c.: Kuntner et al. 2013: Appendix A.

Records. Kibwezi, Mombasa, Wangi, Tsavo Park.

Counties. MM, TT.

Distribution. Tropical Africa, South America (introduced).

Pararaneus cyrtoscapus (Pocock, 1898)

P. striatellus striatellus: di Caporiacco, 1949: 411.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa, Socotra.

Note. It was identified by di Caporiacco (1949), based on a juvenile and may refer to P. spectator, because adults of this species were found in the same locality (Nairobi).

Pararaneus spectator (Karsch, 1885)

P. striatellus: di Caporiacco, 1949: 411; ?Araneus similis: Pocock, 1898c: 509; P. striatellus similis: di Caporiacco, 1949: 411; P. streptoceros: di Caporiacco, 1949: 411; P. paracymbifer: di Caporiacco, 1949: 411.

Records. Kabete, Changamwe, Mackinnon Road, Mau, Nairobi, Taru.

Counties. KB, KJ, KW, MM, NB.

Distribution. Africa, Middle East.

*Poltys corticosus Pocock, 1898 (♀)

P. c. Pocock 1898c: 513.

Record. Maziwa Mitatu in Taru Desert.

County. KJ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Prasonica nigrotaeniata (Simon, 1909)

Mangora n. Simon, 1909: 40; P. n.: Grasshoff 1971: 305.

Record. Mount Loroghi.

County. SB.

Distribution. Africa.

Pycnacantha tribulus (Fabricius, 1781) (♀)

P. t.: di Caporiacco 1949: 424.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Central, East, South Africa.

Trichonephila fenestrata venusta (Blackwall, 1865)

Nephila obsoleta: Gerstaecker, 1873: 498; N. (Dasynephila) f. v.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 404.

Records. Elmenteita, Kabete, Nairobi, Taveta.

Counties. KB, NB, NK, TT.

Distribution. East, West, Central Africa.

Trichonephila inaurata madagascariensis (Vinson, 1863)

Nephila argyrotoxa: Gerstaecker, 1873: 502; Nephila madagascariensis: Pocock, 1898c: 508.

Records. Mombasa, Taru Desert (Maziwa Mitatu).

Counties. KJ, MM.

Distribution. South Africa to Seychelles, Kenya.

Trichonephila senegalensis keyserlingi (Blackwall, 1865)

Nephila hymenaea: Gerstaecker, 1873: 497.

Record. Taveta.

County. TT.

Distribution. DR Congo, East Africa.

Trichonephila sumptuosa (Gerstaecker, 1873)

Nephila amoenula Gerstaecker, 1873: 500; Nephila sumptuosa Gerstaecker, 1873: 501; N. s.: Pocock 1898c: 508.

Records. Bura, Mombasa, Taru Desert (Mgana).

Counties. KJ, MM, TT.

Distribution. East Africa, Yemen (Socotra).

Atypidae Thorell, 1870

Calommata simoni Pocock, 1903

C. s.: Fourie et al. 2011: 14.

Record. Kakamega.

County. KK.

Distribution. Cameroon; DR Congo, Côte D’Ivoire, Guinée, Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania.

Barychelidae Simon, 1889

Pisenor notius Simon, 1889

P. n.: Benoit 1966: 230.

Records. Samburu, Taru, Lake Turkana.

Counties. SB, MM, TU.

Distribution. Ethiopia to Zimbabwe.

Caponiidae Simon, 1890

^ Caponia abyssinica Strand, 1908 (♀)

C. a.: di Caporiacco 1939: 314.

Record. Moyale.

County. MS.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

Note. Record from Kenya is not reflected in WSC (2018) which notes this species as distributed only within Ethiopia.

Cheiracanthiidae Wagner, 1887

Cheiracanthium africanum de Lessert, 1921

C. franganilloi di Caporiacco, 1949: 438; C. a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 433; Lotz 2007a: 10.

Records. Nairobi, Mpala Ranch, Naivasha, Machakos, Kabete.

Counties. KB, LK, NB, NK, MC.

Distribution. Africa (mainland), Madagascar, Réunion.

^ Cheiracanthium agnosticum Strand, 1906

C. a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 433.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

Note. The record was based on juvenile specimen. di Caporiacco (1949) was not sure if his identification was correct. Considered as nomen dubium by Lotz (2007a).

Cheiracanthium furculatum Karsch, 1879

C. hoggi: di Caporiacco, 1949: 433; C. f.: Lotz 2007a: 21.

Records. Athi River, Machakos, Nairobi, Olorgesailie.

Counties. KJ, MC, NB.

Distribution. Cape Verde Is., Africa, Madagascar, Comoros.

* Cheiracanthium kakamega Lotz, 2015 (♂)

C. k. Lotz 2015: 326.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Cheiracanthium kenyaense Lotz, 2007

C. kenyaensis Lotz, 2007b: 162.

Record. Amboseli National Park.

County. KJ.

Distribution. Africa.

Cheiracanthium kibonotense de Lessert, 1921

C. mauense: di Caporiacco, 1949: 433; C. k.: Lotz 2007a: 37.

Records. Mau Forest, Aberdare Mountains.

County. NA.

Distribution. Ethiopia, DR Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.

Cheiracanthium ludovici de Lessert, 1921

C. l.: Lotz 2007a: 43.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. DR Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar.

Cheiracanthium molle L. Koch, 1875

C. nairobii: di Caporiacco, 1949: 435; C. m.: di Caporiacco 1949: 433; Lotz 2007a: 45.

Records. Nairobi, Athi River, Karen.

Counties. MC, NB.

Distribution. Africa, Saudi Arabia.

^ Cheiracanthium pallicolor Strand, 1906

C. p.: di Caporiacco 1949: 433.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

Note. Identification based on subadult male and considered as nomen dubium by Lotz (2007a).

Cheiracanthium punctipedellum di Caporiacco, 1949

C. p. di Caporiacco 1949: 437; Lotz 2007a: 52.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. DR Congo, Rwanda, Kenya.

Cheiracanthium schenkeli di Caporiacco, 1949

C. s. di Caporiacco 1949: 436; Lotz 2007a: 56.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa.

Cheiracanthium shilabira Lotz, 2015

C. s. Lotz 2015: 332.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. DR Congo, Kenya.

* Cheiracanthium tetragnathoide di Caporiacco, 1949

C. t. di Caporiacco 1949: 438; Lotz 2007a: 60.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Cheiramiona ruwenzoricola (Strand, 1916)

Chiracanthium r.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 433.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. DR Congo, Kenya.

Note. Identified based on a juvenile specimen.

Cithaeronidae Simon,1893

^ Cithaeron delimbatus Strand, 1906

C. d.: Platnick 1991: 8.

Records. Baringo, Kora National Reserve.

County. BR, TR.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania.

Clubionidae Wagner, 1887

^ Clubiona abbajensis kibonotensis de Lessert, 1921

C. a. k.: Denis 1950: 497.

Record. Ridge Teleki.

County. NY.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^ Clubiona abbajensis maxima Strand, 1906

C. a. m.: di Caporiacco 1949: 432.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Ethiopia, East Africa.

^ Clubiona africana de Lessert, 1921

C. a.: Warui et al. 2004: 18.

Record. Eldoret.

County. UG.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^ Clubiona latitans Pavesi, 1883 (♂)

C. l.: di Caporiacco 1949: 432.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya.

^ Clubiona sjostedti de Lessert, 1921

C. s.: di Caporiacco 1949: 432.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Corinnidae Karsch, 1880

Apochinomma formicaeforme Pavesi, 1881

A. f.: Haddad 2013b: 2505.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Africa.

* Brachyphaea simpliciaculeata di Caporiacco, 1949 (♂)

B. s. di Caporiacco 1949: 444.

Record. Elmenteita.

County. NK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Brachyphaea simoni Simon, 1895

B. s.: Berland 1922: 70.

Records. Mount Loroghi, Mount Nyiro.

County. SB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Cambalida fulvipes (Simon, 1896)

Castianeira mestrali: di Caporiacco, 1949: 445; C. f.: Warui et al. 2004: 18; Haddad 2012: 97.

Records. Amboseli National Park, Homa Bay Farmers Training Centre, Mount Kasigau, Jora Village, Nairobi, Garden at Muthaiga, Ngaia Forest, Kakamega Forest.

Counties. HB, KJ, KK, NB, ME, TT.

Distribution. Africa.

* Castianeira albomaculata Berland, 1922 (♂)

Castaneira a. Berland, 1922: 69.

Record. Voi.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Castianeira fusconigra Berland, 1922 (♀)

Castaneira f. Berland, 1922: 68; di Caporiacco 1949: 445.

Records. Mouny Nyiro (type locality), Nairobi.

Counties. NB, SB.

Distribution. Kenya.

Copa flavoplumosa Simon, 1886

C. f.: Haddad 2013a: 8.

Records. Kakamega Forest, Mathew Range Forest, Mount Kasigau, Ngaia Forest, Marich Pass Field Studies Centre.

Counties. KK, LK, ME, TT, WP.

Distribution. Africa.

* Copuetta kakamega Haddad, 2013 (♀)

C. k. Haddad 2013b: 36.

Records. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Copuetta lacustris (Strand, 1916)

Copa lacustris Strand, 1916b: 94; C. l.: Haddad 2013b: 39.

Records. Homa Bay Farmers Training Centre, Amboseli National Park, Mpala Research Station.

Counties. HB, KJ, LK.

Distribution. Africa.

* Corinna major Berland, 1922

C. m. Berland 1922: 72.

Records. Mount Loroghi, Mount Nyiro.

County. SB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Echinax longespina (Simon, 1910)

Copa longespina Simon, 1910: 370; E. l.: Haddad 2012: 45.

Records. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa.

Echinax spatulata Haddad, 2012

E. s. Haddad 2012: 56.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa.

Graptartia granulosa Simon, 1896

G. g.: Berland 1922: 72; di Caporiacco 1949: 445; Haddad 2004: 72.

Records. Mackinnon Road, Mount Loroghi, 24 km SW of Nairobi.

Counties. NB, KW, SB.

Distribution. Africa.

Medmassa semiaurantiaca Simon, 1910

M. hiekae: di Caporiacco, 1949: 443; M. s.: Haddad and Bosselaers 2010: 3.

Records. Kakamega Forest, Marich Pass, Nairobi.

Counties. KK, NB, WP.

Distribution. Africa.

Ctenidae Keyserling, 1877

Afroneutria erythrochelis (Simon, 1876)

Phoneutria e. Simon, 1876: 222; Ctenus carsoni F.O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898b: 24.

Records. Mombasa, Lake Victoria.

Counties. HB, MM.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa.

^ Afroneutria immortalis (des Arts, 1912)

Ctenus i.: di Caporiacco 1949: 446; A. i.: Polotow and Jocqué 2015: 8.

Records. Kibwezi, Arabuko sokoke, Nairobi, Taita, Watamu, Tsavo, Murera.

Counties. KB, KL, MK, NB, TT.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Anahita mamma Karsch, 1884

A. debilis: di Caporiacco, 1939: 357; A. cambridgei: di Caporiacco, 1949; A. m.: Benoit 1977a: 373.

Records. Mount Elgon, Mau, Moyale.

Counties. MS, NA, TZ.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa.

* Arctenus taitensis Polotow & Jocqué, 2014

A. t. Polotow and Jocqué 2014: 243.

Records. Taita Hills.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Ctenus amanensis Strand, 1907 (♀)

C. a.: Benoit 1977b: 703.

Record. Mombasa.

County. MM.

Distribution. East Africa.

C. a.: Benoit 1977b: 703.

Record. Mombasa.

County. MM.

Distribution. East Africa.

^ Ctenus colonicus des Arts, 1912

C. c.: Benoit 1977c: 1029.

Record. Timbora (Timboroa?), Eldama Ravine.

Counties. BR, UG.

Distribution. East Africa.

* Ctenus elgonensis Benoit, 1978

C. e. Benoit 1978a: 529.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Ctenus holmi Benoit, 1978

C. h. Benoit 1978a: 531.

Records. 11 km N of Mombasa (type locality), Shimba Hills, Taita Hills.

Counties. KW, MM, TT.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Ctenus kenyamontanus Benoit, 1978

C. k. Benoit 1978a: 526.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. TN.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Ctenus modestus Simon, 1897

C. littorinus: Benoit, 1978a: 532.

Record. Diani Beach.

County. KW.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Ctenus noctuabundus des Arts, 1912 (♀)

C. n. des Arts 1912: 209; Benoit 1979: 436.

Record. Kikuyu.

County. KB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Cyatholipidae Simon, 1894

* Buibui claviger Griswold, 2001

B. c. Griswold 2001: 49.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. LK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Pembatatu embamba Griswold, 2001

P. e. Griswold 2001: 70.

Records. Aberdare Range, Cherangany Hills, Timboroa Forest.

Counties. NA, TZ, UG.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Pembatatu gongo Griswold, 2001

P. g. Griswold 2001: 71.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. LK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Pembatatu mafuta Griswold, 2001

P. m. Griswold 2001: 73.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Scharffia holmi Griswold, 1997

S. h. Griswold 1997: 277; Griswold 2001: 78.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Cyrtaucheniidae Simon, 1889

^ Ancylotrypa atra Strand, 1906 (♂)

A. a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 318.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

Note. di Caporiacco reported female of A. flaviceps (known by ♀) and male of A. atra (known by ♂ only) from the same locality. So, it is very likely that names are synonyms.

* Ancylotrypa fasciata Fage, 1936 (♀)

A. f. Fage in Fage and Simon 1936: 310.

Records. Mount Elgon (type locality), Mau Range.

Counties. NA, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Ancylotrypa flaviceps (Pocock, 1898) (♀)

Cyrtauchenius f. Pocock, 1898c: 506; Pelmatorycter f. Simon, 1903b: 898; A. f.: di Caporiacco 1949: 318.

Records. Mackinnon Road, Voi (type locality).

Counties. KW, TT.

Distribution. Kenya.

Deinopidae C. L. Koch, 1850

* Menneus samperi Coddington, Kuntner & Opell, 2012

M. s. Coddington et al. 2012: 18.

Records. Kaibos.

County. WP.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Dictynidae O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871

Archaeodictyna condocta (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876)

Dictyna montana: di Caporiacco, 1949: 324.

Records. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. East, North Africa, Kazakhstan (possibly misidentified in Kazakhstan).

* Dictyna tullgreni di Caporiacco, 1949 (♂)

D. t. di Caporiacco 1949: 324.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Nigma longipes (Berland, 1914)

Dictyna l. Berland, 1914: 55; di Caporiacco 1949: 325.

Records. Mount Kenya (type locality), Mau Range, Naivasha.

Counties. NA, NI, NK.

Distribution. Kenya.

Dipluridae Simon, 1889

Thelechoris striatipes (Simon, 1889)

T. s.: Coyle 1995: 117.

Records. Tsavo West National Park, Shimba Hills, nr. North Kilifi, Jimba, Kibwezi, 48 km NE of Magadi, Mariakani, Shelly Beach Road, Sabaki River, 14 km E of Taveta, Wangi.

Counties. KJ, KL, KS, KW, MC, MK, MM, TT.

Distribution. East, Southern Africa, Madagascar.

Eresidae C. L. Koch, 1845

Dresserus fuscus Simon, 1876

D. f.: di Caporiacco 1949: 322.

Records. Elmenteita, Nairobi.

Counties. NB, NK.

Distribution. East Africa, Zanzibar.

^ Dresserus elongatus Tullgren, 1910 (♀)

D. e.: di Caporiacco 1949: 322.

Records. Nairobi, Olgasailie.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Stegodyphus africanus (Blackwall, 1866)

S. a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 322.

Record. Elmenteita.

County. NK.

Distribution. Africa.

* Stegodyphus bettoni Pocock, 1898

S. b. Pocock 1898c: 517c.

Record. Samburu.

County. SB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Note. Described from a juvenile and therefore considered as nomen dubium (WSC 2018).

Stegodyphus hildebrandti (Karsch, 1878)

S. h.: Kraus and Kraus 1989: 190.

Records. Malindi, Mbuyuni, Samburu.

Counties. KL, MM, SB.

Distribution. Central, East Africa, Zanzibar.

^ Stegodyphus lineifrons Pocock, 1898 (♀)

S. l.: Kraus and Kraus 1989: 193.

Records. Malindi, Mbuyuni, Samburu.

Counties. KL, MM, SB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Stegodyphus mimosarum Pavesi, 1883

S. m.: di Caporiacco 1949: 323; Kraus and Kraus 1989: 198.

Records. Mackinnon Road, Nairobi National park, Nakuru, Masai Mara, Samburu.

Counties. KW, NB, NK, NR, SB.

Distribution. Africa.

Stegodyphus sabulosus Tullgren, 1910 (♀)

S. s.: Kraus and Kraus 1989: 192.

Records. River Molo, Makueni, Mau Escarpment.

Counties. NA, NK, MK.

Distribution. East, Southern Africa.

Gnaphosidae Pocock, 1898

* Aphantaulax voiensis Berland, 1920 (♀)

A. v. Berland 1920b: 106; A. vojensis: di Caporiacco, 1940: 834.

Records. Taita (type locality), Likoni.

Counties. MM, TT.

Distribution. Kenya.

Camillina cordifera (Tullgren, 1910)

C. c.: Berland 1920b: 107; Platnick and Murphy 1987: 4.

Records. Kilifi, Kaibos Farm, Likoni, Kipsigis Farm, Lake Naivasha, Kitale Forest, Lake Nakuru, Talau Hill, Nairobi.

Counties. KL, MM, NB, NK, TZ, UG.

Distribution. Africa.

Camillina kaibos Platnick & Murphy, 1987

C. k. Platnick and Murphy 1987: 12.

Record. Kaibos.

County. WP.

Distribution. Ivory Coast, Kenya.

Camillina pavesii (Simon, 1897)

C. p.: Platnick and Murphy 1987: 6.

Records. Nairobi, Naivasha, Japata Estate, Kacheliba, Mtembur, Suam River.

Counties. NB, NK, TZ, WP.

Distribution. Africa.

* Drassodes braendegaardi di Caporiacco, 1949 (♂)

D. b. di Caporiacco 1949: 427.

Record. Elmenteita.

County. NK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Drassodes kibonotensis Tullgren, 1910 (♀)

D. k.: di Caporiacco 1949: 428.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^ Echemella pavesii (Simon, 1909) (♀)

Allodrassus p.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 428.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

* Megamyrmaekion nairobii Berland, 1920 (♂)

Megamyrmeceon n. Berland, 1920b: 103.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Nomisia chordivulvata (Strand, 1906) (♀)

N. c.: di Caporiacco 1949: 432.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia.

* Scotophaeus affinis di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

S. a. di Caporiacco 1949: 429.

Record. Mau Forest.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Scotophaeus schenkeli di Caporiacco, 1949

S. s. di Caporiacco 1949: 428.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Synaphosus kakamega Ovtsharenko, Levy & Platnick, 1994

S. k. Ovtsharenko et al. 1994: 26.

Record. Kakamega.

County. KK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Xerophaeus biplagiatus Tullgren, 1910 (♀)

X. b.: Berland 1920b: 106.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Xerophaeus coruscus kibonotensis Tullgren, 1910

X. c.: Berland 1920b: 105.

Records. Naivasha, Kikuyu, Mau.

Counties. KB, NA, NK.

Distribution. Ethiopia, East Africa, Yemen.

* Xerophaeus thomasi (di Caporiacco, 1949) (♂)

Zelotes t.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 430; X. t.: FitzPatrick 2007: 98.

Record. Elmenteita.

County. NK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Zelotes fuligineus (Purcell, 1907)

Z. f.: FitzPatrick 2007:102.

Records. Chyulu Hills, Mount Kenya, Mount Suswa, Watamu.

Counties. KL, MK, NR, TN.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa.

Zelotes guineanus (Simon, 1907)

Prosthesima tristella: Berland, 1920b: 106; Z. g.: FitzPatrick 2007: 142.

Records. Kaibos, Kamatira, Kijabe, Kitale, Nairobi, Mau Escarpment.

Counties. KB, NA, NB, TZ, WP.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa.

* Zelotes jocquei FitzPatrick, 2007 (♀)

Z. j. FitzPatrick 2007: 140.

Record. Kitale.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Zelotes kulempikus FitzPatrick, 2007 (♂)

Z. k. FitzPatrick 2007: 143.

Record. Kwaisagat.

County. WP.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Zelotes laetus (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)

Z. l.: FitzPatrick 2007: 108.

Records. Baringo, Chyulu Hills, Galana River, Isido (Isiolo?).

Counties. BR, IS, MC, MK.

Distribution. North Africa to Senegal and Kenya, Portugal, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia. Introduced to Hawaii, USA, Mexico and Peru.

^ Zelotes lutorius (Tullgren, 1910) (♀)

Camillina l.: Berland, 1920b: 108.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Zelotes murphyorum FitzPatrick, 2007

Z. m. FitzPatrick 2007: 132.

Records. Watamu (type locality), Gedi, Kilifi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Kenya.

Zelotes scrutatus (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)

Z. s.: FitzPatrick 2007: 111.

Records. Kilifi, Kongelai, Lake Harrington, Mount Suswa, Mtembur, Nairobi, Naivasha, Namanga.

Counties. BR, KJ, KL, NB, NK, NR, WP.

Distribution. Canary Is., Africa to Central Asia.

Zelotes tuckeri Roewer, 1951

Z. t.: FitzPatrick 2007: 139.

Records. Cherangani, Chyulu Hills, Lake Harrington, Mtembur, Nairobi, Ruiru.

Counties. BR, KB, MK, NB, TZ, WP.

Distribution. East, Southern Africa.

* Zelotibia kaibos Russell-Smith & Murphy, 2005 (♂)

Z. k. Russell-Smith and Murphy 2005: 108.

Record. Kaibos.

County. WP.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Zelotibia simpula Russell-Smith & Murphy, 2005

Z. s. Russell-Smith and Murphy 2005: 107.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. DR Congo, Kenya.

Hahniidae Bertkau, 1878

* Hahnia benoiti Bosmans & Thijs, 1980

H. b. Bosmans and Thijs 1980: 564.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. LK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Hahnia breviducta Bosmans & Thijs, 1980

H. b. Bosmans and Thijs 1980: 565.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. LK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Hahnia inflata Benoit, 1978

H. i. Benoit 1978b: 619; Bosmans and Thijs 1980: 562.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. LK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Hahnia major Benoit, 1978

H. m. Benoit, 1978b: 612; Bosmans and Thijs 1980: 560.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. LK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Hahnia mauensis Bosmans, 1986 (♀)

H. m. Bosmans 1986: 346.

Records. Nairobi, Mau Range (type locality).

Counties. NA, NB.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Hahnia nigricans Benoit, 1978 (♂)

H. n. Benoit 1978b: 615.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. LK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Hahnia schubotzi Strand, 1913

H. rouleti rouleti: di Caporiacco, 1949: 332.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

* Hahnia sirimoni Benoit, 1978

H. s. Benoit 1978b: 617.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. LK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Hahnia spinata Benoit, 1978

H. s.: Bosmans and Thijs 1980: 561.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. LK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Hahnia tabulicola Simon, 1898

H. rouleti annulata: di Caporiacco, 1949: 332; H. t.: Bosmans and Thijs 1980: 567.

Records. Mount Kenya, Mau Escarpment, Nairobi.

Counties. LK, NA, NB.

Distribution. Africa.

* Hahnia vangoethemi Benoit, 1978

H. v.: Bosmans and Thijs 1980: 562.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. LK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Hersiliidae Thorell, 1870

^ Hersilia hildebrandti Karsch, 1878 (♀)

H. h.: di Caporiacco 1949: 426.

Records. Mackinnon Road, Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Note. Record of this species most likely refers to H. occidentalis, a species known from Nairobi.

Hersilia occidentalis Simon, 1907

H. segregata: Benoit, 1967: 24; H. o.: Foord and Dippenaar-Schoeman 2006: 62.

Records. Shimba Hills Nature Reserve, Nairobi, Marich Pass Field Studies Centre.

Counties. KW, NB, WP.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa.

Hersilia sagitta Foord & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2006

H. s.: Foord 2008: 139.

Records. Shimba Hills National Reserve, Mount Kisigau.

Counties. KW, TT.

Distribution. Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, South Africa.

* Hersilia scrupulosa Foord & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2006

H. s. Foord and Dippenaar-Schoeman 2006: 77; Foord 2008: 130.

Record. Taita Discovery Center.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Hersilia selempoi Foord & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2006

H. s. Foord and Dippenaar-Schoeman 2006: 51.

Records. Taita Discovery Center.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Hersilia sericea Pocock, 1898

H. s.: Foord and Dippenaar-Schoeman 2006: 66; Foord 2008: 125.

Records. Taita Discovery Center.

County. TT.

Distribution. East, Southern Africa.

* Hersilia taita Foord & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2006 (♂)

H. t. Foord and Dippenaar-Schoeman 2006: 27.

Record. Taita.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Idiopidae Simon, 1889

* Heligmomerus jeanneli Berland, 1914 (♀)

H. j. Berland 1914: 41; 1927: 25.

Record. Fort Hall.

County. KB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Idiops melloleitaoi (di Caporiacco, 1949) (♀)

Titanidiops m. di Caporiacco, 1949: 320.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Idiops robustus (Pocock, 1898) (♀)

Acanthodon r. Pocock, 1898c: 507; I. r. Roewer 1942: 154.

Record. Taru and Machuma in Taru Desert.

County. KJ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Titanidiops compactus (Gerstaecker, 1873) (♀)

Idiops c. Gerstaecker, 1873: 483; Idiops c.: Simon, 1890b: 126.

Record. Taveta.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Linyphiidae Blackwall, 1859

* Aberdaria ligulata Holm, 1962 (♀)

A. l. Holm 1962: 82.

Record. Aberdare.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Afroneta elgonensis Merrett, 2004

A. e. Merrett 2004: 4; A. e.: Frick and Scharff 2018: 13.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Afroneta flavescens Frick & Scharff, 2018

A. f. Frick and Scharff 2018: 9.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Afroneta sarahae Frick & Scharff, 2018

A. s. Frick and Scharff 2018: 20.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Afroneta serrata Frick & Scharff, 2018

A. s. Frick & Scharff, 2018: 16.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Agyneta curvata (Bosmans, 1979)

Meioneta c. Bosmans, 1979: 59.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. TN.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Agyneta gracilipes (Holm, 1968)

Meioneta gracilipes: Bosmans 1979: 55; Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 450.

Records. Mount Kenya, City Park, Muthaiga.

Counties. NB, TN.

Distribution. Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, DR Congo, Kenya.

Agyneta habra (Locket, 1968)

Meioneta h.: Bosmans, 1979: 55; Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 450.

Records. Mount Kenya, Muthaiga, Lake Naivasha, Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi City Park.

Counties. NB, NK, TN.

Distribution. Africa.

* Agyneta metropolis (Russell-Smith & Jocqué, 1986)

Meioneta m. Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 444.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Agyneta prosectes (Locket, 1968)

Meioneta p.: Bosmans, 1979: 56; Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 451.

Records. Mount Kenya, Muthaiga.

Counties. NB, TN.

Distribution. St. Helena, Africa.

* Araeoncus gertschi di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

A. g. di Caporiacco, 1949: 371.

Record. Mau Forest.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Araeoncus impolitus Holm, 1962 (♀)

A. i. Holm, 1962: 90.

Record. Aberdare Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Araeoncus subniger Holm, 1962

A. s. Holm, 1962: 90; Jocqué 1985: 277.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Araeoncus victorianyanzae Berland, 1936

A. v. Berland, in Fage and Simon 1936: 326; A. praeceps Holm, 1962: 85.

Records. Kisumu, Mount Elgon, Mount Kenya.

Counties. KS, NI, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Asthenargellus kastoni di Caporiacco, 1949

A. k. di Caporiacco, 1949: 366.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Asthenargellus meneghettii di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

A. m. di Caporiacco, 1949: 367.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Asthenargus expallidus Holm, 1962

A. e. Holm, 1962: 76.

Records. Mau Range, Aberdare Range, Campbell Cave, Cherangani Hills.

Counties. NA, NI, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^ Asthenargus inermis Simon & Fage, 1922

A. i. Simon and Fage 1922: 544; Fage and Simon 1936: 329.

Records. Marakwet, Mount Kenya.

Counties. EM, NI.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Asthenargus major Holm, 1962

A. m. Holm, 1962: 81.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Bursellia glabra Holm, 1962

B. g. Holm, 1962: 171; Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 450.

Records. Ruiru, Mount Elgon, Mau Escarpment, Aberdare Montains.

Counties. KB, NA, TZ.

Distribution. Congo, Kenya.

* Bursellia holmi Bosmans, 1977

B. h. Bosmans, 1977: 463.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Bursellia setifera (Denis, 1962)

Minyriolus setifer Denis, 1962: 189; B. s.: Jocqué 1981: 485; Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 450.

Record. Lake Naivasha.

County. NK.

Distribution. Cameroon, Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi.

Callitrichia aliena Holm, 1962

C. a. Holm, 1962: 155; Toschia digitata Holm, 1962: 165.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Algeria, Cameroon, Kenya.

^ Callitrichia cacuminata Holm, 1962

C. c. Holm, 1962: 127.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

^ Callitrichia glabriceps Holm, 1962

C. g. Holm, 1962: 147.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

^ Callitrichia hamifera Fage, 1936

C. hamifer Fage in Fage and Simon 1936: 330; Holm 1962: 149.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

* Callitrichia inacuminata Bosmans, 1977

C. i. Bosmans, 1977: 460.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Callitrichia kenyae Fage, 1936

C. k. Fage, in Fage and Simon 1936: 333; Holm 1962: 136.

Records. Mount Kenya (type locality), Aberdares, Mau Range.

Counties. NA, NI.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Callitrichia marakweti Fage, 1936

C. m. Fage in Fage and Simon 1936: 332.

Record. Marakwet.

County. EM.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Callitrichia silvatica Holm, 1962

C. s. Holm, 1962: 130.

Records. Mount Elgon, Mau Range, Ruiru.

Counties. KB, NA, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda, Malawi.

Ceratinopsis africana (Holm, 1962)

Entelecara a. Holm, 1962: 91; Styloctetor africanus: Bosmans, 1977: 456.

Record. Aberdare Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Gabon, Kenya.

* Ceratinopsis raboeli Scharff, 1989

C. r. Scharff, 1989: 13.

Record. Lake Naivasha.

County. NK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Ceratocyba umbilicaris Holm, 1962

C. u. Holm, 1962: 63.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Chenisides monospina Russell-Smith & Jocqué, 1986

C. m. Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 442.

Record. Muthaiga.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Erigone prominens Bösenberg & Strand, 1906

E. p.: Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 450.

Record. East of Naivasha.

County. NK.

Distribution. Asia. Introduced to Africa, Australia, New Zealand.

* Erigone sirimonensis Bosmans, 1977 (♀)

E. s. Bosmans, 1977: 453.

Record. Sirimon track.

County. LK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Gonatium petrunkewitschi di Caporiacco, 1949 (♂)

G. p. di Caporiacco, 1949: 361.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Helsdingenia extensa (Locket, 1968)

H. e.: Saaristo and Tanasevitch 2003: 155.

Record. No precise records.

County. K.

Distribution. St. Helena, Africa, Madagascar, Comoros.

Holmelgonia nemoralis Holm, 1962

Elgonella n. Holm, 1962: 168.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Congo, Uganda, Kenya.

* Improphantes falcatus Bosmans, 1979

Lepthyphantes f. Bosmans, 1979: 85; Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 448.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. LK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Improphantes mauensis di Caporiacco, 1949

Lepthyphantes m. di Caporiacco, 1949: 356; Bosmans 1979: 88; Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 452.

Records. Mau Range (type locality), Mount Kenya, East of Naivasha, Aberadare Range.

Counties. NA, NI, NK.

Distribution. Kenya.

Laminafroneta bidentata (Holm, 1968)

Afroneta b. Holm, 1968: 34; Bosmans 1979: 54; L. b.: Merrett 2004: 24.

Records. Cherangany Hills, Mau Escarpment, Mount Kenya.

Counties. NA, NI, TZ.

Distribution. DR Congo, Kenya, Rwanda.

Laminafroneta brevistyla (Holm, 1968)

Afroneta b.: Scharff 1989, 17; L. b.: Merrett 2004: 25.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. TN.

Distribution. Cameroon, Congo, Kenya, Tanzania.

* Lepthyphantes aberdarensis Russell-Smith & Jocqué, 1986 (♀)

L. a. Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 446.

Records. Aberdare Range (type locality), Mount Kenya.

Counties. NA, NI.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Lepthyphantes biseriatus biseriatus Simon & Fage, 1922

L. b. b. Simon and Fage 1922: 547; L. salti: Denis, 1950: 498.

Records. Campbell Cave (type locality), Mount Kenya, Timbora.

County. NI, UG.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Lepthyphantes biseriatus infans Simon & Fage, 1922

L. b. i. Simon and Fage 1922: 548.

Record. Campbell Cave.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Lepthyphantes coomansi Bosmans, 1979

L. c. Bosmans, 1979: 67.

Records. Mount Kenya (type locality), Aberdare Mountains.

Counties. NI, TN.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Lepthyphantes kekenboschi Bosmans, 1979

L. k. Bosmans, 1979: 70.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. TN.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Lepthyphantes kenyensis Bosmans, 1979

L. k. Bosmans, 1979: 74.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. TN.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Lepthyphantes locketi van Helsdingen, 1977

L. l. van Helsdingen, 1977: 172; Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 451.

Records. National Museum, City Park, Muthaiga.

County. NB.

Distribution. Angola, Kenya.

* Lepthyphantes nigropictus Bosmans, 1979

L. nigropicta Bosmans, 1979: 77.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Lepthyphantes obtusicornis Bosmans, 1979

L. o. Bosmans, 1979: 81; Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 451.

Records. Mount Kenya (type locality), Aberdare Range.

Counties. NA, NI.

Distribution. Kenya.

^Lepthyphantes tropicalis Tullgren, 1910

L. t.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 356.

Records. Mau Forest.

County. NA.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Limoneta sirimoni (Bosmans, 1979)

Lepthyphantes s. Bosmans, 1979: 92; Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 452.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Kenya, South Africa.

* Locketidium couloni Jocqué, 1981

L. c. Jocqué, 1981: 562.

Record. Gedi Forest.

County. KL.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Mecynidis bitumida Russell-Smith & Jocqué, 1986 (♀)

M. b. Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 449.

Records. Muthaiga (type locality), Amboseli National Park, Ruiru, Lake Naivasha.

Counties. KB, KJ, NB, NK.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Mecynidis muthaiga Russell-Smith & Jocqué, 1986

M. m. Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 448; Scharff 1989: 15.

Record. Muthaiga.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Metaleptyphantes clavator Locket, 1968

M. c.: Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 451.

Records. City Park, Muthaiga, National Museum.

County. NB.

Distribution. DR Congo, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania.

* Metaleptyphantes dentiferens Bosmans, 1979

M. d. Bosmans, 1979: 63.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Metaleptyphantes perexiguus Simon & Fage, 1922

Lepthyphantes p. Simon and Fage 1922: 545; M. p.: Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 451.

Records. Gedi Forest, Shimoni, Nairobi National Museum.

Counties. Kl, NB.

Distribution. Africa, Comoros.

^ Microcyba angulata Holm, 1962

M. a. Holm, 1962: 56.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

^ Microcyba hamata Holm, 1962

M. h. Holm, 1962: 60.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

* Microcyba simulata Holm, 1962 (♀)

M. s. Holm, 1962: 48.

Record. Aberdare Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Microcyba tridentata Holm, 1962

M. t. Holm, 1962: 58.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

* Microcyba vancotthemi Bosmans, 1977 (♀)

M. v. Bosmans, 1977: 451.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Microcyba viduata Holm, 1962 (♀)

M. v. Holm, 1962: 52.

Record. Aberdare Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Microlinyphia aethiopica (Tullgren, 1910)

Linyphia a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 353.

Records. Nairobi, Elmenteita.

Counties. NB, NK.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Microlinyphia sterilis (Pavesi, 1883)

Linyphia s.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 352; Linyphia africanibia: di Caporiacco 1949: 354; Linyphia bonneti di Caporiacco, 1949: 354; Bonnetiella singularis di Caporiacco, 1949: 359; M. s.: van Helsdingen 1969: 156; 1970: 17; Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 452; Warui et al. 2004: 19.

Records. Nairobi, Mau Forest, Mount Kenya, Muthaiga, East of Naivasha, Aberdare Mountain, Nairobi National Museum, Mpala Ranch.

Counties. LK, NA, NB, NI, NK.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa; China.

Mioxena celisi Holm, 1968

M. c.: Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 450.

Record. Lake Naivasha.

County. NK.

Distribution. Congo, Kenya.

^ Murphydium foliatum Jocqué, 1996

M. f. Jocqué, 1996: 238.

Records. Kilifi, Watamu Garden and Beach, Gedi Jilore Forest, Mida Creek.

County. KL.

Distribution. Kenya, Somalia.

Neriene conica (Locket, 1968)

N. c.: van Helsdingen 1969: 176; Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 452.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Angola, Rwanda, Kenya.

Neriene helsdingeni (Locket, 1968)

N. h.: van Helsdingen 1969: 162.

Records. Karura Forest, Cherangany Hills, Muthaiga, City Park.

Counties. NB, TZ.

Distribution. Africa.

Neriene kibonotensis (Tullgren, 1910)

Linyphia bonneti: di Caporiacco, 1949: 354; N. k.: van Helsdingen 1969: 156.

Records. Mau Range, Mount Elgon, Mount Kenya.

Counties. NA, NI, TZ.

Distribution. Africa.

Neriene obtusa (Locket, 1968)

N. o.: van Helsdingen 1969: 118.

Record. Kakamega.

County. KK.

Distribution. Africa.

^ Oreocyba elgonensis (Fage, 1936)

Rhaebothorax e. Fage, in Fage and Simon 1936: 328; O. e.: Holm 1962: 33.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

^ Oreocyba propinqua Holm, 1962

O. p. Holm, 1962: 37.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

Ostearius melanopygius (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1880)

Haemathyphantes denisi di Caporiacco, 1949: 360.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Cosmopolitan.

* Pelecopsis albifrons Holm, 1979

P. a. Holm, 1979: 267.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. TN.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Pelecopsis alticola alticola (Berland, 1936)

Lophocarenum a. Berland, in Fage and Simon 1936: 322; Trichopterna a.: Holm, 1962: 94; P. a. a.: Holm 1979: 268.

Records. Kinangop, Aberdare Range (type locality), Mount Kenya, Kirimeri Forest.

Counties. EM, NA, NI.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Pelecopsis alticola kenyensis (Holm, 1962)

Trichopterna a. k. Holm, 1962: 97; P. a. k.: Holm 1979: 263.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Pelecopsis humiliceps Holm, 1979

P. h. Holm, 1979: 265; Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 450.

Records. Mount Elgon (type locality), Mount Kenya, Kitale Forest, Nairobi.

Counties. NB, NI, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya.

^ Pelecopsis nigriceps Holm, 1962

P. n. Holm, 1962: 116; 1979: 269.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

Pelecopsis physeter (Fage, 1936)

Lophocarenum p. Fage, in Fage and Simon 1936: 324; Trichopterna p.: Holm, 1962: 106.

Records. Cherangany Marakwet, Kitale, Mount Elgon.

Counties. EM, TZ.

Distribution. Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania.

^ Pelecopsis reclinata (Holm, 1962)

Trichopterna r. Holm, 1962: 108.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

* Pelecopsis subflava Russell-Smith & Jocqué, 1986

P. s. Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 440.

Records. Muthaiga (type locality), Lake Naivasha.

Counties. NB, NK.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Pelecopsis tybaertielloides Jocqué, 1984 (♂)

P. t. Jocqué, 1984: 225.

Record. Kitale.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Pelecopsis varians (Holm, 1962)

Trichopterna v. Holm, 1962: 104; P. v.: Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 450.

Records. Mount Elgon, Lake Naivasha.

Counties. NK, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

Prinerigone aethiopica (Tullgren, 1910)

Erigone afroalpina Holm, 1962: 73; Erigone a.: Bosmans and Jocqué 1983: 591; P. a.: Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986:450.

Records. Sirimon Valley, Naro Moru, Ontulili Valley.

Counties. LK, NI.

Distribution. Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania.

* Strongyliceps alluaudi Fage, 1936

S. a. Fage, in Fage and Simon 1936: 320; Holm 1962: 66.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Strongyliceps anderseni Holm, 1962

S. a. Holm, 1962: 69.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

* Toschia aberdarensis Holm, 1962

T. a. Holm, 1962: 160.

Record. Aberdare Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Toschia concolor di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

T. c. di Caporiacco, 1949: 365.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Toschia picta di Caporiacco, 1949

T. p. di Caporiacco, 1949: 363; Rhaebothorax hadzji di Caporiacco, 1949: 368; Holm 1962: 157.

Records. Mau Escarpment, Mount Kenya.

Counties. NA, NI.

Distribution. Congo, Kenya.

* Toschia telekii Holm, 1962

T. t. Holm, 1962: 163; Bosmans 1977: 463.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Trichoncus kenyensis Thaler, 1974 (♂)

T. k. Thaler, 1974: 265.

Record. Fort Jesus.

County. MM.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Trichoncus nairobi Russell-Smith & Jocqué, 1986 (♀)

T. n. Russell-Smith and Jocqué 1986: 444.

Record. Nairobi City Park.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Tybaertiella convexa (Holm, 1962)

Cnephalocotes convexus Holm, 1962: 123; Cnephalocotes compar Holm, 1962:124; T. c. Jocqué 1984: 224.

Records. Mount Elgon, Cherangany Hills, Nakuru, Mount Kenya, Kitale, Lake Naivasha, Nairobi City Park, Muthaiga, Nairobi National Museum.

Counties. NB, NI, NK, TZ.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa.

Tybaertiella krugeri (Simon, 1894)

Lophocarenum bacelarae di Caporiacco, 1949: 372; T. k.: Jocqué 1984: 220.

Records. Mount Elgon, Nairobi, Kitale, Lake Naivasha, Mount Kenya, Endebess, Mathews Range Forest, Kakamega Forest.

Counties. KK, LK, NB, NI, NK, TZ.

Distribution. Africa.

* Venia kakamega Seyfulina & Jocqué, 2009

V. k. Seyfulina and Jocqué 2009: 4.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Walckenaeria aberdarensis (Holm, 1962)

Tigellinus a. Holm, 1962: 181; Tigellinus kenyensis Bosmans, 1977: 467; W. a.: Holm 1984: 141.

Records. Aberdare Range (type locality), Mount Kenya.

Counties. NA, NI.

Distribution. Kenya.

^ Walckenaeria elgonensis (Holm, 1984)

W. e. Holm, 1984: 147.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

* Walckenaeria kulalensis (Holm, 1984) (♂)

W. k. Holm, 1984: 149.

Record. Mount Kulal.

County. TU.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Walckenaeria mauensis (Holm, 1984)

W. m. Holm, 1984: 142.

Record. Elburgon.

County. NK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Walckenaeria microps (Holm, 1984)

W. m. Holm, 1984: 143.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

* Walckenaeria minuscula (Holm, 1984) (♀)

W. m. Holm, 1984: 146.

Record. Aberdare Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Walckenaeria nigeriensis Locket & Russell-Smith, 1980

W. macrops Holm, 1984: 149.

Records. Mount Elgon, Cherangany Hills.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Nigeria, Kenya.

* Walckenaeria ocularis Holm, 1984 (♀)

W. o. Holm, 1984: 146.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Liocranidae Simon, 1897

* Andromma bouvieri Fage, 1936 (♀)

A. b. Fage, 1936: 85.

Records. Turkana (type locality), Maikana.

County. TU.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Cteniogaster hexomma Bosselaers & Jocqué, 2013

C. h. Bosselaers and Jocqué 2013: 16.

Record. Taita Hills.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Mesiotelus pococki di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

M. p. di Caporiacco, 1949: 440.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Toxoniella rogoae Warui & Jocqué, 2002

T. r. Warui and Jocqué 2002: 312.

Record. Taita Hills.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Toxoniella taitensis Warui & Jocqué, 2002

T. t. Warui and Jocqué 2002: 309; Jocqué and Dippenaar-Schoeman 2006: 126.

Record. Taita Hills.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Lycosidae Sundevall, 1833

^ Allocosa delesserti (di Caporiacco, 1941) (♀)

Hogna d.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 335.

Records. Mackinnon Road, Nairobi.

Counties. KW, NB.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

^ Allocosa illegalis (Strand, 1906) (♀)

Hogna i.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 335.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

^ Allocosa iturianella Roewer, 1959 (♀)

A. i. Roewer, 1959: 273.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

Allocosa karissimbica (Strand, 1913) (♀)

A. k.: Roewer 1959: 271.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

Amblyothele togona Roewer, 1960

A. t.: Russell-Smith et al. 2009: 174.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Togo, DR Congo, Kenya.

* Arctosa berlandi (di Caporiacco, 1949) (♀)

Hogna b. di Caporiacco, 1949: 335; A. b.: Roewer 1960: 622.

Record. Elmenteita.

County. NK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Arctosa nyembeensis (Strand, 1916)

Trochosa njembeensis: di Caporiacco, 1949: 337.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Note. Species was described from a juvenile specimen.

* Evippa projecta Alderweireldt, 1991 (♂)

E. p. Alderweireldt, 1991: 368.

Record. Lake Turkana.

County. MS.

Distribution. Known only form type locality.

Foveosa foveolata (Purcell, 1903)

F. f.: Russell-Smith et al. 2007: 61.

Records. Amara River, Lake Naivasha, Diani Beach, Mount Elgon, 65 km NW of Mombasa on Nairobi Road.

Counties. BM, KW, MM, NK, TZ.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa.

Foveosa tintinabulum Russell-Smith, Alderweireldt & Jocqué, 2007

F. t. Russell-Smith et al. 2007: 72.

Record. Nanyuki.

County. LK.

Distribution. Kenya, DR Congo.

Geolycosa gofensis (Strand, 1906)

Trochosa urbana g.: di Caporiacco, 1939: 324.

Record. Moyale.

County. MS.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

* Geolycosa kijabica (Strand, 1916) (♀)

Tarentula k. Strand, 1916a: 110; Scaptocosa k.: Roewer, 1959: 380.

Record. Kijabe.

County. KB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Hippasa cinerea Simon, 1898

H. c.: Alderweireldt and Jocqué 2005: 56.

Records. Mount Elgon, Cherangany Hills.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Africa.

Hogna atramentata Karsch, 1879 (♀)

Trochosa a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 337.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

* Hogna enecens Roewer, 1959 (♀)

H. e. Roewer, 1959: 438.

Records. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Hogna irumua (Strand, 1913)

H. pulloides i.: di Caporiacco 1949: 335.

Record. Elmenteita.

County. NK.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

* Hogna nairobia (Roewer, 1960) (♀)

Lycorma n. Roewer, 1960: 789.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Hogna raffrayi (Simon, 1876) (♀)

H. r.: di Caporiacco 1949: 335.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. East Africa, Zanzibar.

Ocyale atalanta Audouin, 1826

O. a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 338.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. East, North Africa.

Note. Considered as nomen dubium (WSC 2018), although it is type species of the genus.

* Pardosa gastropicta Roewer, 1959

P. g. Roewer, 1959: 87.

Records. Kibwezi, Mount Elgon.

Counties. MK, TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Pardosa injucunda (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876)

P. i.: di Caporiacco 1949: 338; Roewer 1959: 35; Alderweireldt and Jocqué 1992: 82.

Records. Mount Kenya, Kabete, Lake Nakuru, Maralal, Mount Elgon, Ewaso Narok River, Mau.

Counties. KB, LK, NI, NK, SB, TZ.

Distribution. Africa.

Pardosa karagonis (Strand, 1913)

P. k.: di Caporiacco 1949: 338.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

Pardosa messingerae (Strand, 1916)

Lycosa proximella m. Strand, 1916a: 102; di Caporiacco 1949: 339; P. m.: Roewer 1959: 96; Alderweireldt and Jocqué 1992: 86.

Records. Kijabe, Mount Kenya, Nairobi, Aberdare Escarpment, Maralal, Mount Elgon, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Molo, Rusinga Island, Taita Hills.

Counties. HB, KB, NA, NB, NI, NK, SB, TT, TZ.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa.

Pardosa schubotzi (Strand, 1913) (♀)

P. s.: di Caporiacco 1949: 338.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

Pardosa thompsoni Alderweireldt & Jocqué, 1992

P. t. Alderweireldt and Jocqué 1992: 102.

Record. Marsabit, Loiyangalani.

County. MS.

Distribution. Burkina Faso, Kenya, Sudan.

^ Pardosella zavattarii di Caporiacco, 1939

P. z.: di Caporiacco 1941: 66.

Record. Elolo.

County. MS.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

^ Schizocosa hewitti (de Lessert, 1915)

Hogna h.: di Caporiacco 1949: 335.

Record. Elmenteita.

County. NK.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^ Trabea heteroculata Strand, 1913

T. h.: di Caporiacco 1949: 338; Roewer 1960: 583; Alderweireldt 1999: 451.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania.

^ Trochosa masumbica (Strand, 1916)

T. m.: di Caporiacco 1949: 338.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. East Africa.

Trochosa minima (Roewer, 1960)

Varacosa m. Roewer, 1960: 526.

Record. Kibwezi.

County. MK.

Distribution. DR Congo, Kenya.

Trochosa urbana O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876

T. u urbana.: di Caporiacco 1949: 337.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. East, North, Central Africa to India.

^ Wadicosa benadira (di Caporiacco, 1940)

Pardosa b.: Roewer, 1959: 60; W. b.: Kronestedt 2015: 3.

Records. Isiolo, Laikipia, Marsabit, Kwale, Taita-Taveta.

Counties. IS, KW, LK, MS, TT.

Distribution. Somalia, Kenya.

* Wadicosa cognata Kronestedt, 2015

W. c. Kronestedt 2015: 6.

Record. Kajiado.

County. KJ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Wadicosa oncka (Lawrence, 1927)

Pardosa wittei Roewer, 1959: 117; Pardosa o.: Kronestedt 1987: 968.

Records. Mombasa, Tsavo, Maralal, Marsabit, Mudanda.

Counties. MM, SB, TT.

Distribution. Africa.

Migidae Simon, 1889

Moggridgea whytei Pocock, 1897 (♀)

M. w. Pocock, 1897: 733; Griswold 1987: 106.

Record. Kibwezi.

County. MK.

Distribution. Kenya, Malawi, Zaire, Zambia.

Mimetidae Simon, 1881

* Mimetus bishopi di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

M. b. di Caporiacco, 1949: 425.

Records. Mau Range, Nairobi.

County. NA, NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Reo latro Brignoli, 1979

R. l. Brignoli, 1979b: 924.

Record. Arabuko Sokoke.

County. KL.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Miturgidae” Simon, 1886

Note. The family name is taken in inverted commas because the only Kenyan species seems to be erroneously allocated. Miturgidae are not known in Sub-Saharan Africa (WSC 2018).

^ Syrisca drassiformis Strand, 1906 (♀)

S. d.: di Caporiacco 1949: 441.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

Note. Identification based on a juvenile specimen.

Mysmenidae Petrunkevitch, 1928

* Isela inquilina (Baert & Murphy, 1987)

Kilifia inquilina Baert and Murphy 1987: 194.

Record. Kilifi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Ochyroceratidae Fage, 1912

* Speocera bambusicola Brignoli, 1980 (♂)

S. b. Brignoli, 1980: 297.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Speocera fagei (Berland, 1914) (♀)

Theotima f. Berland, 1914: 87; S. f.: Brignoli 1980: 295.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Oecobiidae Blackwall, 1862

Oecobius amboseli Shear & Benoit, 1974

O. a. Shear and Benoit 1974: 717.

Records. Maasai Amboseli Reserves, Nairobi.

Counties. KJ, NB, NR.

Distribution. Eastern Africa, Egypt. Introduced to Europe.

Oonopidae Simon, 1890

* Dysderina granulosa Simon & Fage, 1922

D. g. Simon and Fage 1922: 534.

Record. Shimoni.

County. KW.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Dysderina perarmata Fage & Simon, 1936 (♀)

D. p. Fage and Simon 1936: 314.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Dysderina straba Fage, 1936 (♂)

D. s. Fage, in Fage and Simon 1936: 314.

Record. Charangany Hills.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Gamasomorpha jeanneli Fage, 1936

G. j. Fage, in Fage and Simon 1936: 312.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Gamasomorpha testudinella Berland, 1914 (♀)

G. t. Berland, 1914: 83.

Record. Kikuyu.

County. KB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Khamisia holmi Platnick & Berniker, 2015 (♂)

K. h. Platnick and Berniker 2015: 18.

Record. Meru National Park.

County. ME.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Khamisina kilifi Platnick & Berniker, 2015 (♂)

K. k. Platnick and Berniker 2015: 22.

Record. Kilifi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Kijabe ensifera di Caporiacco, 1949 (♂)

K. e. di Caporiacco, 1949: 328.

Record. No precise records.

County. K.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Kijabe paradoxa Berland, 1914

K. p. Berland, 1914: 72; Simon and Fage 1922: 534.

Records. Kijabe (type locality), Naivasha, Shimoni.

Counties. KB, KW, NK.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Oonops alticola Berland, 1914 (♀)

O. a. Berland, 1914: 63.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Oonops citrinus Berland, 1914 (♀)

O. c. Berland, 1914: 64.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Oonops longipes Berland, 1914 (♂)

O. l. Berland, 1914: 65.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Opopaea berlandi (Simon & Fage, 1922)

Gamasomorpha b. Simon and Fage 1922: 535; O. b.: Saaristo and Marusik 2008: 20.

Record. Shimoni.

County. KW.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Opopaea hoplites (Berland, 1914)

Gamasomorpha h. Berland, 1914: 79; O. h.: Saaristo and Marusik 2008: 25.

Record. Aberdare Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Opopaea kulczynskii Berland, 1914

Gamasomorpha k. Berland, 1914: 80; O. k.: Saaristo and Marusik 2008: 28.

Record. Shimoni.

County. KW.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Opopaea simoni Berland, 1914

Gamasomorpha s. Berland, 1914: 76; O. s.: Saaristo and Marusik 2008: 34.

Records. Mount Kenya, Kijabe, Lake Naivasha, Kikuyu.

Counties. KB, NI, NK.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Orchestina clavigera Henrard & Jocqué, 2012

O. c. Henrard and Jocqué 2012: 24.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Orchestina communis Henrard & Jocqué, 2012

O. c. Henrard and Jocqué 2012: 28.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Ghana to Kenya.

* Orchestina gibbotibialis Henrard & Jocqué, 2012

O. g. Henrard and Jocqué 2012: 55.

Record. Gatamaiyu Forest.

County. KB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Pelicinus marmoratus Simon, 1892

P. m.: Platnick et al. 2012: 18.

Record. Kilifi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Tropical Asia. Introduced to Pacific Is., Caribbean, Brazil, Canary Is., Kenya and Seychelles.

* Triaeris macrophthalmus macrophthalmus Berland, 1914

T. m. m. Berland, 1914: 66; Fage and Simon 1936: 311.

Records. Mount Kenya (type locality), crater of Mount Longonot, Mount Elgon.

Counties. NI, NK.

Distribution. Kenya.

^ Triaeris macrophthalmus cryptops Berland, 1914 (♂)

T. m. c. Berland, 1914: 71.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Kenya, Zanzibar.

* Triaeris macrophthalmus medius Berland, 1914 (♂)

T. m. media Berland, 1914: 70.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Oxyopidae Thorell, 1870

^ Oxyopes africanus Strand, 1906 (♂)

O. a.: di Caporiacco 1939: 337.

Record. Moyale.

County. MS.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

^ Oxyopes bedoti de Lessert, 1915 (♀)

O. b.: di Caporiacco 1949: 339.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. East Africa.

^ Oxyopes delesserti di Caporiacco, 1947 (♂)

O. d.: di Caporiacco 1949: 339.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. Ethiopia, East Africa.

Oxyopes dumonti (Vinson, 1863)

O. d.: di Caporiacco 1949: 340.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. East Africa, Madagascar to Seychelles.

Oxyopes hoggi de Lessert, 1915

O. h.: di Caporiacco 1949: 342.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. East Africa, Angola.

^ Oxyopes falconeri de Lessert, 1915

O. f.: di Caporiacco 1949: 342.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. East Africa.

Oxyopes pallidecoloratus Strand, 1906

O. p.: di Caporiacco 1949: 340; Warui et al. 2004: 19.

Records. Mau, Mpala Ranch.

Counties. LK, NA.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Congo, East Africa, Madagascar.

^ Oxyopes strandi di Caporiacco, 1939 (♂)

O. s. di Caporiacco, 1939: 336.

Record. Moyale.

County. MS.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

^ Oxyopes subabebae di Caporiacco, 1941 (♀)

O. s.: di Caporiacco 1949: 340.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

* Oxyopes toschii di Caporiacco, 1949

O. t. di Caporiacco, 1949: 340.

Record. Elmenteita.

County. NK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Peucetia lesserti van Niekerk & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 1994

P. l. van Niekerk and Dippenaar-Schoeman 1994: 19.

Record. Kangatotha, Turkana District, Lothagam.

County. TU.

Distribution. Kenya, Niger.

^ Peucetia minima Strand, 1906

P. m.: di Caporiacco 1949: 339.

Record. Elmenteita.

County. NK.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

Note. Considered as nomen dubium by van Niekerk and Dippenaar-Schoeman (1994) and WSC (2018).

Peucetia striata Karsch, 1878

P. s. striata: di Caporiacco 1949: 339.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Yemen to South Africa, Comoros. Introduced to St. Helena.

Palpimanidae Thorell, 1870

^ Boagrius incisus Tullgren, 1910

B. i.: Berland 1920b: 115; Warui et al. 2004: 19.

Records. Likoni, Mombasa, Mpala Ranch.

Counties. LK, MM.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Hybosida lesserti Berland, 1920 (♂)

H. l. Berland 1920a: 347; 1920b: 109.

Record. Aberdare: Mount Kinangop.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Hybosida scabra Simon & Fage, 1922 (♂)

H. s. Simon and Fage 1922: 536.

Record. Shimoni.

County. KW.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Philodromidae Thorell, 1870

* Philodromus alboniger di Caporiacco, 1949

P. a. di Caporiacco, 1949: 453.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Note. Identification based on a juvenile specimen.

* Philodromus caporiaccoi Roewer, 1951 (♀)

P. montanus di Caporiacco, 1949: 450; P. c. Roewer 1951: 448.

Record. Mau Forest.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Philodromus legae di Caporiacco, 1941 (♀)

P. l.: di Caporiacco 1949: 450.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

* Philodromus pesbovis di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

P. p. di Caporiacco, 1949: 451.

Record. Elmenteita.

County. NK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Tibellus flavipes di Caporiacco, 1939

T. f. di Caporiacco, 1939: 360; Van den Berg and Dippenaar-Schoeman 1994: 94.

Record. Moyale.

County. MS.

Distribution. East, Southern Africa.

Tibellus kibonotensis de Lessert, 1919

T. k.: di Caporiacco 1949: 450.

Records. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. East, Southern Africa.

Tibellus minor de Lessert, 1919

T. m.: Van den Berg and Dippenaar-Schoeman 1994: 101.

Record. Karura Forest.

County. NB.

Distribution. Africa.

Pholcidae C. L. Koch, 1850

Artema atlanta Walckenaer, 1837

A. a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 326.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Northern Africa and Middle East. Introduced elsewhere (mainly tropical and subtropical regions), Kenya.

^ Buitinga mbomole Huber, 2003

B. m. Huber, 2003: 578.

Record. Shimba Hills.

County. KW.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^ Buitinga nigrescens (Berland, 1920) (♀)

Spermophora n. Berland, 1920b: 137; B. n.: Huber 2003: 568.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Buitinga wataita Huber & Warui, 2012

B. w. Huber and Warui 2012: 22.

Record. Taita Hills.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Crossopriza johncloudsleyi Deeleman-Reinhold & van Harten, 2001

C. j.: Huber and Warui 2012: 18.

Records. Lake Hannington (Lake Bogoria), Lake Baringo, Baringo, Lothagam, Kangatotha, Kajiado.

Counties. BR, KJ, TU.

Distribution. Yemen, Kenya.

Leptopholcus budongo Huber, 2011

L. b. Huber, 2011: 76.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. DR Congo, Kenya, Uganda.

Leptopholcus gracilis Berland, 1920

L. g. Berland, 1920b: 131; Huber 2011: 71.

Records. Taita, Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Jilore Forest, Gedi Forest.

Counties. KL, TT.

Distribution. Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa.

Leptopholcus signifer Simon, 1893

L. s.: Huber 2011: 67.

Record. Langata.

County. NB.

Distribution. Angola, Kenya.

^ Ninetis minuta (Berland, 1920)

Myrmidonella m. Berland, 1920b: 126.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania.

* Pholcus chappuisi Fage, 1936

P. c. Fage, in Fage and Simon 1936: 315; Huber 2011: 186.

Records. Mount Elgon (type locality), Kwaisagat, Kitale Museum Forest, Kitale, Endebess, Cherangani Hills, Thompson Falls, Molo, Mount Kenya, Ruiru, north of Castle Forest Lodge.

Counties. KB, KY, LK, NK, NI, TZ, WP.

Distribution. Kenya.

^ Pholcus fagei Kratochvíl, 1940

P. lucifugus: Simon and Fage 1922: 540; P. f. Kratochvíl, 1940: 4; Huber 2011: 247.

Records. Shimoni Caves, Shimba Hills, Arabuko Sokoke, Kilifi.

Counties. KL, KW.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Pholcus leruthi de Lessert, 1935

P. l.: Huber 2011: 216.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. DR Congo, East Africa.

^ Pholcus kwamgumi Huber, 2011

P. k. Huber, 2011: 264.

Record. Jilore Forest.

County. KL.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Pholcus taita Huber, 2011

P. t. Huber, 2011: 251.

Records.Taita Hills (type locality), Chyulu Hills.

Counties. MK, TT.

Distribution. Kenya.

^ Quamtana nyahururu Huber & Warui, 2012

Q. n. Huber and Warui 2012: 39.

Records. Thompson Falls, Naro Moru, Kikuyu Escarpment, Muthaiga Golf Club, Kirimeri Forest near Runyenjes (Kirimiri?).

Counties. EB, KB, LK, NB, NI.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Smeringopus chogoria Huber, 2012

S. c. Huber, 2012: 29.

Records. Mount Kenya Chogoria Forest (type locality), Mount Elgon, Endebess, Mau Escarpment.

Counties. NA, NI, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya.

^ Smeringopus ngangao Huber, 2012

S. n. Huber, 2012: 31.

Record. Taita Hills.

County. TT.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Smeringopus peregrinoides Kraus, 1957

S. p.: Huber 2012: 100.

Records. Kakamega Forest, Mtembur, Kongelai.

Counties. KK, WP.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

Smeringopus peregrinus Strand, 1906

S. p.: Berland 1920b: 129; di Caporiacco 1949: 327; Huber 2012: 93.

Records. Taita Hills, Kilaguni Camp, Tsavo West, “Région côtière, Kiwi”, Watamu, Kilifi, Malindi, Gedi Forest, Kitale, Lake Naivasha, Longonot Crater, Hell’s Gate N.P, Kajiado, Mpala Ranch, Nairobi, Athi River, Gonkonyi River, Machakos District, Tsavo East and West National Park, Murera, Ol Donyo Sabuk N.P, Kiboko, Mount Kenya, Fourteen Falls, unidentified localities in Kenya: “Ngunga”, “Tana River”, “Fort Hall” (Murang’a?), Elmenteita, Mombasa.

Counties. KB, KJ, KL, KR, KW, LK, MC, MM, MU, NB, NI, NK, TT, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Madagascar.

^ Smeringopus turkana Fage, 1936

S. arambourgi Fage, in Fage and Simon 1936: 319, S. t.: Huber 2012: 38.

Records. Kacheliba, Lodwar, Turkana, Kamatira, Kongelai, Lake Baringo.

Counties. BR, TU, WP.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

* Spermophora berlandi Fage, 1936

S. b. Fage, in Fage and Simon 1936: 31; Huber 2003: 601.

Record. Cherangany Hills.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Spermophora bukusu Huber & Warui, 2012

S. b. Huber and Warui 2012: 32.

Records. Mount Elgon, Kitale Museum Forest.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

* Spermophora kirinyaga Huber & Warui, 2012

S. k. Huber and Warui 2012: 34.

Record. Mount Kenya National Park.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Spermophora maathaiae Huber & Warui, 2012

S. m. Huber and Warui 2012: 29.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Spermophora mau Huber & Warui, 2012

S. m. Huber and Warui 2012: 27.

Record. Mau Escarpment.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Spermophora minotaura Berland, 1920

S. m. Berland, 1920b: 133; 1932: 276; di Caporiacco 1949: 327; Huber 2003: 602.

Records. Mount Kenya (type locality), Eldoret, Mau, Castle Forest Lodge.

Counties. KY, NA, NI, UG.

Distribution. Kenya.

Note. Most likely record of this species from Mau by di Caporiacco (1949) refers to S. mau.

Phyxelididae Lehtinen, 1967

* Kulalania antiqua Griswold, 1990 (♀)

K. a. Griswold, 1990: 125.

Record. Kulal Mountain.

County. TU.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Phyxelida apwania Griswold, 1990 (♀)

P. a. Griswold, 1990: 184.

Record. Shimba Hills.

County. KW.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Phyxelida bifoveata (Strand, 1913)

P. b.: Griswold 1990:177.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. TN.

Distribution. Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zaire.

* Phyxelida carcharata Griswold, 1990

P. c. Griswold, 1990: 162; Jocqué and Dippenaar-Schoeman 2006: 208.

Records. Mau Range, Kericho (type locality).

Counties. KR, NA.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Phyxelida crassibursa Griswold, 1990 (♀)

P. c. Griswold, 1990: 174.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Phyxelida irwini Griswold, 1990 (♀)

P. i. Griswold, 1990: 171.

Record. 22 mi N of Nairobi

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Phyxelida nebulosa (Tullgren, 1910)

Haemilla n.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 323.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Phyxelida pingoana Griswold, 1990 (♀)

P. p. Griswold, 1990: 165.

Records. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Phyxelida sindanoa Griswold, 1990

P. s. Griswold, 1990: 159.

Records. Mount Elgon, Kaptega River (type locality), Kapenguria, Mount Kenya.

Counties. TN, TZ, WP.

Distribution. Kenya.

Pisauridae Simon, 1890

Charminus aethiopicus (di Caporiacco, 1939)

Cispius a. di Caporiacco, 1939: 318; Cispius novus: di Caporiacco, 1949: 333; C. a.: Sierwald 1997: 379.

Records. Elmenteita, Moyale.

Counties. MS, NK.

Distribution. Africa.

Euprosthenops bayaonianus (Brito Capello, 1867)

E. b.: Blandin 1976: 68.

Record. Kilimambogo.

County. KB.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa.

Euprosthenops hilaris (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1877)

E. h.: di Caporiacco 1949: 332.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar.

Note. Considered a nomen dubium (WSC 2018).

Euprosthenops proximus de Lessert, 1916

E. p.: di Caporiacco 1940: 784; di Caporiacco 1949: 332.

Records. Elmenteita, Nairobi, Olorgesailie.

Counties. NB, NK.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa.

Euprosthenopsis armata (Strand, 1913)

Euprosthenops armatus: di Caporiacco 1949: 333.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

* Euprosthenopsis rothschildi Blandin, 1977 (♀)

E. r. Blandin, 1977: 143.

Record. Mount Loroghi.

County. SB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Hygropoda tangana (Roewer, 1955)

H. t.: da Silva 2013: 290.

Record. Shimba hills.

County. KW.

Distribution. Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Madagascar.

Maypacius bilineatus (Pavesi, 1895)

M. b.: di Caporiacco 1949: 333.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Central, East Africa, Madagascar.

Maypacius stuhlmanni (Bösenberg & Lenz, 1895)

Tetragonophthalma s.: Pocock 1898c: 518.

Records. Taru, Samburu.

Counties. KJ, SB.

Distribution. Tanzania (mainland, Zanzibar), Kenya.

Note. Pocock (1898c) mentioned two males from Kenya belonging to the species recorded by Bösenberg and Lenz (1895) or a species closely related to it.

Nilus curtus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876

Dolomedes ingens di Caporiacco, 1939: 320; D. aethiops: di Caporiacco, 1939: 322.

Record. Moyale.

County. MS.

Distribution. Africa.

Nilus margaritatus (Pocock, 1898)

Thalassius margaritatus Pocock, 1898c: 518; T. albopunctatus di Caporiacco, 1949: 334.

Records. Mackinnon Road, Samburu, Taru.

Counties. KJ, KW, SB.

Distribution. Central, East, South Africa.

Perenethis simoni (de Lessert, 1915)

Tetragonophthalma s.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 333; P. s.: Sierwald 1997: 391.

Records. Nanyuki, Nairobi.

Counties. LK, NB.

Distribution. Africa, Comoros.

Perenethis symmetrica (Lawrence, 1927)

P. s.: Sierwald 1997: 395.

Record. Lake Nakuru Preserve.

County. NK.

Distribution. Africa.

Rothus aethiopicus (Pavesi, 1883)

R. a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 333; da Silva and Sierwald 2015: 327.

Records. Elmenteita, Lake Nakuru National Park.

County. NK.

Distribution. Africa, Israel.

Prodidomidae Simon, 1884

This family currently considered as subfamily of Gnaphosidae (WSC 2020).

* Anagrina alticola Berland, 1920

A. a. Berland, 1920b: 100; di Caporiacco 1949: 427.

Records. Aberdare Range (type locality), Mount Kenya, Mau Forest.

Counties. NA, NI.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Prodidomus dalmasi Berland, 1920 (♂)

P. d. Berland, 1920a: 347; 1920b: 98; Cooke 1964: 273.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Salticidae Blackwall, 1841

* Afraflacilla roberti (Wesołowska, 2011)

Pseudicius r. Wesołowska, 2011: 485; A .r.: Prószyński 2017: 43.

Record. Mbita Point.

County. HB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Afromarengo coriacea (Simon, 1900)

A. c.: Benjamin 2004: 66; Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 438.

Records. Gala Estate, Tana River, Warges Hill, Diani Beach, Mombasa.

Counties. KW, MM, MS, SB, TR.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa.

Ansienulina mirabilis Wesołowska, 2015

A. m. Wesołowska, 2015: 478.

Record. Kiseni, Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Kenya, Angola, Namibia.

* Asemonea flava Wesołowska, 2001 (♀)

A. f. Wesołowska, 2001b: 578.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Asemonea murphyae (Wanless, 1980)

A. murphyi Wanless, 1980: 231; A. murphyae: Wesołowska, 2001a: 579.

Records. Naro Moru, Kitale Forest, Mount Elgon.

Counties. NI, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, South Africa.

* Asemonea pallida Wesołowska, 2001 (♀)

A. p. Wesołowska, 2001b: 581.

Record. Cherangany Hills.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Asemonea serrata Wesołowska, 2001 (♂)

A. s. Wesołowska, 2001b: 582.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Asemonea stella Wanless, 1980

A. s. Wanless, 1980: 237; Szűts 2000: 63.

Record. Kilifi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa. Introduced to Australia.

Belippo calcarata (Roewer, 1942)

B. c.: Wesołowska and Wiśniewski 2015: 549.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Angola, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, South Africa.

* Belippo elgonensis Wesołowska & Wiśniewski, 2015 (♂)

B. e. Wesołowska and Wiśniewski 2015: 551.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Belippo milloti (de Lessert, 1942)

B. m.: Wesołowska and Wiśniewski 2015: 552.

Records. Mount Elgon, Kikuyu Escarpment Forest.

Counties. NA, TZ.

Distribution. Nigeria, DR Congo, Kenya.

* Belippo terribilis Wesołowska & Wiśniewski, 2015 (♂)

B. t. Wesołowska and Wiśniewski 2015: 553.

Record. Mlaba Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Bianor ghigii (di Caporiacco, 1949) (♀)

Modunda g. di Caporiacco, 1949: 484.

Record. Elmenteita.

County. NK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Bianor murphyi Logunov, 2001

B. m. Logunov, 2001: 242.

Record. Lake Baringo.

County. BR.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Brancus hemmingi di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

B. h. di Caporiacco, 1949: 466.

Record. Mau Forest.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Brancus poecilus di Caporiacco, 1949

B. p. di Caporiacco, 1949: 468.

Record. Mau Forest.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Brancus signatus Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016 (♀)

B. s. Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 439.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Bristowia afra Szűts, 2004

B. a.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 440.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. DR Congo, Kenya.

Cembalea plumosa (de Lessert, 1925)

C. p.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 441.

Record. Shimba Hills.

County. KW.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa.

* Copocrossa albozonata di Caporiacco, 1949

C. a. di Caporiacco, 1949: 463.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality and by juvenile specimen.

Cyrba boveyi de Lessert, 1933

C. b.: Wanless 1984: 463.

Record. Baringo.

County. BR.

Distribution. Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa.

Cyrba simoni (Simon, 1886)

C. bimaculata: Wanless 1984: 461.

Record. Gedi Forest.

County. KL.

Distribution. Tropical Africa.

* Dendryphantes elgonensis Wesołowska & Dawidowicz, 2014 (♂)

D. e. Wesołowska & Dawidowicz, 2014: 67.

Records. Mount Elgon (type locality), Warges Hill.

Counties. SB, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya.

^ Dendryphantes hewitti de Lessert, 1925

D. h.: Wesołowska 2012: 202; Wesołowska and Dawidowicz 2014: 69.

Records. Mbita Point, Mount Elgon, Mount Kulal, Warges Hill, Aberdare Range, Nairobi, Nakuru.

Counties. HB, NA, NB, NK, SB, TU, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Dendryphantes holmi Wesołowska & Dawidowicz, 2014

D. h. Wesołowska & Dawidowicz, 2014: 69.

Records. Mount Elgon, Cherangany Hills (type locality).

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Dendryphantes luridus Wesołowska & Dawidowicz, 2014

D. l. Wesołowska & Dawidowicz, 2014: 71.

Records. Mount Elgon (type locality), Cherangany Hills.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Dendryphantes minutus Wesołowska & Dawidowicz, 2014 (♂)

D. m. Wesołowska and Dawidowicz 2014: 72.

Records. Nairobi (type locality), Maralal, Mount Elgon.

Counties. NB, SB, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Dendryphantes serratus Wesołowska & Dawidowicz, 2014 (♂)

D. s .Wesołowska & Dawidowicz, 2014: 73.

Records. Cherangany Hills (type locality), Mount Kenya.

Counties. NI, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya.

* Dendryphantes subtilis Wesołowska & Dawidowicz, 2014 (♂)

D. s. Wesołowska and Dawidowicz 2014: 73.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Enoplomischus spinosus Wesołowska, 2005 (♀)

E. s. Wesołowska, 2005: 309.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Euophrys megastylus di Caporiacco, 1949

E. m. di Caporiacco, 1949: 480.

Record. No precise records.

County. K.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Note. Judging from the figures, this species is misplaced in the genus.

^ Evarcha chappuisi de Lessert, 1925

E. c.: di Caporiacco 1949: 466; Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 441.

Records. Mount Elgon, Nairobi.

Counties. NB, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Evarcha culicivora Wesołowska & Jackson, 2003

E. c. Wesołowska & Jackson, 2003: 335.

Record. Mbita Point.

County. HB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Evarcha flagellaris Haddad & Wesołowska, 2011

E. f.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 442.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, South Africa.

Evarcha prosimilis Wesołowska & Cumming, 2008

E. p.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 442.

Record. Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa.

Festucula festuculaeformis (de Lessert, 1925)

F. f.: Azarkina and Foord 2014: 359; Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 442.

Records. Mount Elgon, Lake Nakuru.

Counties. NK, TZ.

Distribution. Eastern Africa.

Goleba puella (Simon, 1885)

G. p.: Wanless 1980: 246.

Record. Kilifi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Ghana, Congo, Kenya, Angola, South Africa.

* Habrocestum naivasha Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016

H. n. Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016: 443.

Records. Lake Naivasha (type locality), Kakamega Forest, Maralal, Nakuru, Trans Nzoia, Cherangany Hills, Mount Elgon.

Counties. KK, NK, SB, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya.

^ Habrocestum subdotatum di Caporiacco, 1940

H. s.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 472.

Record. No precise records.

County. K.

Distribution. Ethiopia, East Africa.

Note. Identification based on a juvenile specimen.

Harmochirus bianoriformis Strand, 1907

H. b.: di Caporiacco 1949: 486; Warui et al. 2004: 20.

Records. Mpala Ranch, Nairobi.

Counties. LK, NB.

Distribution. Central, East Africa, Madagascar.

^ Hasarinella roeweri (de Lessert, 1925)

H. r.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 444.

Records. Kalimoni, Namanga, Shimba Hills, Mount Kulal, Nairobi, Karura Forest.

Counties. KB, KJ, KW, NB, TU.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Hasarius adansoni (Audouin, 1826)

H. a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 487; Wanless 1984: 49.

Records. Mackinnon Road; Nairobi, Watamu.

Counties. KL, KW, NB.

Distribution. Pantropical.

Heliophanus aberdarensis Wesołowska, 1986

H. a. Wesołowska, 1986: 224.

Record. Aberdare Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Kenya, South Africa.

* Heliophanus anymphos Wesołowska, 2003 (♂)

H. a. Wesołowska, 2003: 253.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^Heliophanus crudeni de Lessert, 1925

H. c.: di Caporiacco 1949: 479.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Heliophanus orchesta Simon, 1886

H. decoloratus: di Caporiacco, 1949: 479.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa, Madagascar.

Heliophanus giltayi de Lessert, 1933

H. clercki di Caporiacco, 1949: 477; H. g. Wesołowska 1986: 24.

Records. Mau, Nairobi.

Counties. NA, NB.

Distribution. Kenya to Angola.

Heliophanus gladiator Wesołowska, 1986

H. g. Wesołowska, 1986: 38.

Records. Aberdare Range, Mount Kenya.

Counties. NA, NI.

Distribution. Kenya, Malawi.

Heliophanus imperator Wesołowska, 1986

H. i. Wesołowska, 1986: 25; 2003: 265.

Records. Aberdare Range, Mount Kenya, Mount Elgon, Cherangany Hills.

Counties. NA, TN, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Malawi.

* Heliophanus jacksoni Wesołowska, 2011

H. j. Wesołowska, 2011: 482.

Record. Mbita Point.

County. HB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Heliophanus macentensis Berland & Millot, 1941 (♀)

H. m. Berland and Millot 1941: 323; Wesołowska 1986: 227.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Ivory Coast to Kenya.

* Heliophanus maralal Wesołowska, 2003 (♂)

H. m. Wesołowska, 2003: 272.

Record. Maralal.

County. MS.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Heliophanus minor Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016 (♂)

H. m. Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 445.

Record. Diani Beach.

County. KW.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Heliophanus orchesta Simon, 1886

Heliophanus ambiguus: de Lessert, 1925: 458; di Caporiacco 1939: 369.

Record. Moyale.

County. MS.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa, Madagascar.

Heliophanus pauper Wesołowska, 1986

H. p. Wesołowska, 1986: 228; 2000: 154.

Record. Athi River.

County. MC.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa.

* Heliophanus validus Wesołowska, 1986

H. v. Wesołowska, 1986: 27.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Hispo continentalis (di Caporiacco, 1949)

Astaenorchestes c. di Caporiacco, 1949: 462.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Note. Description based on a juvenile female. Wanless (1981) considered this species as nomen dubium.

Hispo georgius (Peckham & Peckham, 1892)

H. georgii: Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016: 446.

Record. Diani Beach.

County. KW.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa, Madagascar.

Holcolaetis vellerea Simon, 1910

H. v.: Wanless 1985: 255.

Records. Kakamega Forest, Nairobi Muthaiga Golf Course, Kitale, Lake Hannington.

Counties. BR, KK, NB, TZ.

Distribution. Africa.

Holcolaetis xerampelina Simon, 1886

H. x.: di Caporiacco 1949: 461.

Records. Elmenteita, Mackinnon Road, Nairobi.

Counties. KW, NB, NK.

Distribution. Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Holcolaetis zuluensis Lawrence, 1937

H. z.: Wanless 1985: 253; Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 446.

Record. Sagana.

County. KY.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa.

Note. Wanless (1985) mentioned species as occurring in Kenya just in the key, but no data were provided for exact material and collecting locality.

Hyllus dotatus (Peckham & Peckham, 1903)

H. d.: di Caporiacco 1939: 381; Evarcha dotata: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 441.

Records. Mount Elgon, Lake Hannington, Kitale, Moyale.

Counties. MS, TZ.

Distribution. Sudan to Southern Africa, Yemen.

* Hyllus multiaculeatus di Caporiacco, 1949 (♂)

H. m. di Caporiacco, 1949: 465.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Hyllus plexippoides Simon, 1906

Viciria lawrencei: di Caporiacco, 1949: 469; H. p.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 446.

Records. Elgon, Nairobi.

Counties. NB, TZ.

Distribution. Ivory Coast to Sudan, Congo, Kenya, Zambia.

^ Hyllus ramadanii Wesołowska & Russell-Smith, 2000

H. r.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 446.

Record. Shimba Hills.

County. KW.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Hyllus treleaveni Peckham & Peckham, 1902

H. t.: Wesołowska and Cumming 2004: 579.

Record. Sagana.

County. MC.

Distribution. Africa.

Icius grassei (Berland & Millot, 1941)

I. g.: Wesołowska 2017: 253.

Record. Nyeri District.

County. NI.

Distribution. Malawi, Nigeria, DR Congo, Kenya.

* Icius mbitaensis Wesołowska, 2011

I. m. Wesołowska, 2011: 483.

Record. Mbita Point.

County. HB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Icius ocellatus Pavesi, 1883

I. o.: di Caporiacco 1949: 483.

Records. Mau Range, Nairobi.

Counties. NA, NB.

Distribution. East Africa.

^ Icius steeleae Logunov, 2004

I. s.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 446.

Record. Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Sudan, Kenya, Uganda.

* Kakamega holmi Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016

K. h. Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 446.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Kima montana Wesołowska & Szeremeta, 2001 (♀)

K. m. Wesołowska and Szeremeta 2001: 224.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Langelurillus furcatus Wesołowska & Russell-Smith, 2000

L. f. Wesołowska and Russell-Smith 2000: 55; Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 448.

Records. Mount Kisigau, Shimoni.

Counties. KW, TT.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Langelurillus holmi Próchniewicz, 1994 (♂)

L. h. Próchniewicz, 1994: 31.

Record. Diani Beach.

County. KW.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Langelurillus kenyaensis Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016 (♀)

L. k. Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 448.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Langelurillus primus Próchniewicz, 1994

L. p. Próchniewicz, 1994: 28; Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 448.

Records. Meru National Park (type locality), Lake Bogoria.

Counties. BR, ME.

Distribution. Kenya.

^ Langelurillus rufus (de Lessert, 1925)

Langona rufa: di Caporiacco, 1949: 472.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania.

* Langelurillus spinosus Próchniewicz, 1994 (♂)

L. s. Próchniewicz, 1994: 31.

Record. Kikambala Beach.

County. KL.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Langona minima di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

L. m. di Caporiacco, 1949: 473.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Langona pecten Próchniewicz & Hęciak, 1994 (♂)

L. p. Próchniewicz and Hęciak 1994: 36.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.

Menemerus bivittatus (Dufour, 1831)

M. b.: di Caporiacco 1949: 486.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. Pantropical.

Menemerus congoensis Lessert, 1927

M. c.: di Caporiacco 1949: 486.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Sudan to South Africa.

* Menemerus formosus Wesołowska, 1999

M. f. Wesołowska, 1999: 292.

Record. Lake Turkana.

County. MS.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Menemerus niger di Caporiacco, 1949

M. n. di Caporiacco, 1949: 486.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Note. Description based on a juvenile specimen and considered as nomen dubium by Wesołowska (1999) (WSC 2018).

^ Menemerus tropicus Wesołowska, 2007

M. t. Wesołowska, 2007: 522.

Records. Mbita Point, Naivasha.

Counties. HB, NK.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

Mexcala agilis Lawrence, 1928 (♂)

M. a.: Wesołowska 2009: 153; Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 448.

Records. Diani Beach, Mount Elgon, Mombasa.

Counties. KW, MM, TZ.

Distribution. DR Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Namibia.

^Mexcala signata Wesołowska, 2009 (♀)

M. s. Wesołowska, 2009: 177.

Record. Nairobi Airport.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^Mikrus ugandensis Wesołowska, 2001 (♂)

M. u. Wesołowska, 2001b: 586.

Record. Muthaiga.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

Myrmarachne dundoensis Wanless, 1978

M. d.: Wesołowska and Wiśniewski 2015: 555.

Record. Brodericks Falls.

County. BG.

Distribution. Angola, Kenya, Botswana.

*Myrmarachne exultans di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

M. e. di Caporiacco, 1949: 462.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Note. Considered as nomen dubium by Wanless (1978a).

Myrmarachne giltayi Roewer, 1965

M. g.: Wanless 1978a: 36; Wesołowska and Wiśniewski 2015: 556.

Records. Lake Naivasha, Mount Elgon.

Counties. NK, TZ.

Distribution. DR Congo, Angola, Kenya.

Myrmarachne ichneumon Simon, 1886

M. i.: Wanless 1978a: 56.

Records. Kilifi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa.

Myrmarachne kiboschensis de Lessert, 1925

M. k.: Wanless 1978a: 78.

Record. Naro Moru.

County. NI.

Distribution. Botswana to Vietnam.

^Myrmarachne kilifi Wanless, 1978

M. k. Wanless, 1978a: 102.

Record. Kilifi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

*Myrmarachne kitale Wanless, 1978

M. k. Wanless, 1978a: 94.

Records. Kitale (type locality), Lake Naivasha, Naro Moru.

Counties. NI, NK, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya.

Myrmarachne lawrencei Roewer, 1965

M. l.: Wanless 1978a: 32; Wesołowska and Wiśniewski 2015: 558.

Records. Mount Elgon, Cherangany Hills, Nairobi.

Counties. NB, TZ.

Distribution. Gabon, Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia.

Myrmarachne lulengana Roewer, 1965

M. l.: Wanless 1978a: 33.

Record. Lake Naivasha.

County. NK.

Distribution. Ethiopia, DR Congo, Kenya, Botswana, South Africa.

Myrmarachne marshalli Peckham & Peckham, 1903

M. m.: Wanless 1978a: 67.

Records. Nairobi, Kakamega, Takaungu.

Counties. KL, KK, NB.

Distribution. Africa.

Myrmarachne militaris Szombathy, 1913

M. moerens: di Caporiacco, 1949: 461; M. m.: Wanless 1978a: 30.

Records. Elmentaita, Kitale, Mackinnon Road.

Counties. KW, NK, TZ.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa.

*Myrmarachne melanotarsa Wesołowska & Salm, 2002

M. m. Wesołowska & Salm, 2002: 410.

Record. Mbita Point.

County. HB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Myrmarachne naro Wanless, 1978 (♂)

M. n. Wanless, 1978a: 43; Warui et al. 2004: 20.

Record. Naro Moru.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Myrmarachne sansibarica Strand, 1910

M. s.: di Caporiacco 1949: 461.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Note. Considered as nomen dubium by Wanless (1978a).

Myrmarachne uvira Wanless, 1978

M. u. Wanless, 1978a: 86.

Record. Kilifi.

County. KL.

Distribution. A species widely distributed in Africa (Wesołowska and Russell-Smith 2011).

Natta chionogaster (Simon, 1901)

N. chionogastra: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 448.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Mainland Africa and Madagascar.

Natta horizontalis Karsch, 1879

N. h.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 449.

Records. Mount Elgon, Mombasa.

Counties. MM, TZ.

Distribution. Africa, Yemen.

*Natta splendidissima (di Caporiacco, 1949)

Cyllobelus splendissimus di Caporiacco, 1949: 479.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Note. Most likely, this species is a junior synonym of either N. chionogaster or N. horizontalis. Both species are known in Kenya. Considered as nomen dubium by Wesołowska (1993).

*Neaetha alborufula di Caporiacco, 1949 (♂)

N. a. di Caporiacco 1949: 476.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Neaetha catula Simon, 1886

N. c.: di Caporiacco 1949: 475.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. East, Southern Africa.

*Pachyballus flavipes aurantius di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

P. f. a. di Caporiacco, 1949: 464.

Record. Mau Forest.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Pachyballus flavipes flavipes Simon, 1910

P. f. f.: di Caporiacco 1949: 464; P. f.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 449.

Records. Amboseli, Diani Beach, Mount Elgon, Elmenteita.

Counties. KJ, KW, NK, TZ.

Distribution. Africa.

^Pellenes dahli de Lessert, 1915

P. d.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 449.

Record. Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Uganda.

*Pellenes obvolutus Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016

P. o. Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016: 450.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Phintella aequipes (Peckham & Peckham, 1903)

P. a.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 451.

Records. Elgon, Kakamega Forest.

Counties. KK, TZ.

Distribution. Africa.

*Phintella kaptega Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016

P. k. Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 452.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^Phintella lucida Wesołowska & Tomasiewicz, 2008

P. l.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 452.

Records. Mount Elgon, Tsavo West National Park.

Counties. TT, TZ.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

*Phlegra crumena Próchniewicz & Heciak, 1994 (♀)

P. c. Próchniewicz and Heciak 1994: 37.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Phlegra levis Próchniewicz & Heciak, 1994 (♀)

P. l. Próchniewicz and Heciak 1994: 37.

Record. Mount Debasien (Now Mount Kadam).

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Phlegra nuda Próchniewicz & Hęciak, 1994

P. n. Próchniewicz and Hęciak 1994: 37; Logunov and Azarkina 2006: 735.

Record. Cherangany Hills.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Phlegra tristis de Lessert, 1927

P. t.: di Caporiacco 1949: 372; Logunov and Azarkina 2006: 744.

Records. Garse, Nairobi.

Counties. NB, WJ.

Distribution. DR Congo, Kenya.

^Plexippus auberti de Lessert, 1925

P. a.: Wesołowska 2012: 213; Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 453.

Records. Cherangany Hills, Mount Elgon, Mbita Point.

Counties. HB, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

*Plexippus fibulatus Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016 (♂)

P. f. Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 454.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Plexippus paykulli (Audouin, 1826)

P. p.: di Caporiacco 1949: 470.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. Pantropical.

Portia schultzi Karsch, 1878

P. schultzii: Wanless, 1978b: 88

Record. Kilifi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa, Mayotte, Madagascar.

^Pseudicius athleta Wesołowska, 2011

P. a. Wesołowska, 2011: 485.

Record. Mbita Point.

County. HB.

Distribution. Uganda, Kenya.

*Pseudicius elmenteitae di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

P. e. di Caporiacco, 1949: 483.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Rafalus lymphus (Próchniewicz & Heciak, 1994) (♂)

Aelurillus l. Próchniewicz and Heciak 1994: 34.

Record. Lake Paradise.

County. MS.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Yemen.

*Ragatinus maddisoni Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016

R. m. Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 455.

Records. Mount Kenya (type type locality), Aberdare Range.

Counties. NA, TN.

Distribution. Kenya.

Rhene capensis Strand, 1909 (♀)

R. c.: di Caporiacco 1949: 485.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Kenya, South Africa.

Note. Identification based on a juvenile specimen and should refer to other species. Rhene capensis is known by single taxonomic entry from South Africa, known by female and its description is not accompanied by any figures (WSC 2018).

*Rhene kenyaensis Wesołowska & Dawidowicz, 2014 (♂)

R. k. Wesołowska and Dawidowicz 2014: 75.

Record. Shimba Hills.

County. KW.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Rhene lingularis Haddad & Wesołowska, 2011 (♂)

R. l.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 456.

Record. Naivasha.

County. NK.

Distribution. Kenya, South Africa.

*Rhene mombasa Wesołowska & Dawidowicz, 2014 (♀)

R. m. Wesołowska and Dawidowicz 2014: 75.

Records. Bamburi, Diani Beach (type locality).

Counties. KW, MM.

Distribution. Kenya.

Sibianor kenyaensis Logunov, 2001

S. k. Logunov, 2001: 268.

Record. Kilifi.

County. KL

Distribution. Botswana, Kenya.

Sibianor victoriae Logunov, 2001

S. v. Logunov, 2001: 276.

Record. Naivasha shrubs.

County. NK.

Distribution. Kenya, South Africa.

*Stenaelurillus albopunctatus di Caporiacco, 1949

S. a. di Caporiacco, 1949: 474; Wesołowska 2014: 597; Logunov and Azarkina 2018: 17.

Record. Nairobi (type locality), Elmenteita, Naivasha.

Counties. NB, NK.

Distribution. Kenya.

^Stenaelurillus darwini Wesołowska & Russell-Smith, 2000

S. d. Wesołowska and Russell-Smith 2000: 98; Wesołowska 2014: 598.

Records. Kwale, Mount Kisigau.

County. KW.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^Stenaelurillus mirabilis Wesołowska & Russell-Smith, 2000

S. m.: Logunov and Azarkina 2018: 78.

Records. Taita Discovery Centre.

County. TT.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^Stenaelurillus strandi di Caporiacco, 1939 (♂)

S. s. di Caporiacco, 1939: 374.

Record. Moyale.

County. MS.

Distribution. WSC (2018) indicates Ethiopia, but it seems that it occurs in Kenya and Ethiopia.

Stenaelurillus uniguttatus de Lessert, 1925

S. u.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 456.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya.

*Thiratoscirtus elgonensis Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016

T. e. Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 456.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Thiratoscirtus minimus Dawidowicz & Wesołowska, 2016

T. m. Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 458.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Thyene bucculenta (Gerstaecker, 1873) (♂)

Phidippus bucculentus Gerstaecker, 1873: 475; T. b.: di Caporiacco 1949: 471.

Records. Mombasa (Type locality), Elmenteita, Mackinnon Road.

Counties. KW, MM, NK.

Distribution. Eastern and Southern Africa.

Thyene coccineovittata (Simon, 1886)

T. c.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 458.

Record. Mombasa.

County. MM.

Distribution. West, South Africa, East Africa; France.

Thyene imperialis (Rossi, 1846)

T. i.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 458.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Southern Palaearctic, East Africa and South Asia.

Thyene inflata (Gerstaecker, 1873)

Phidippus inflatus Gerstaecker, 1873: 476; T. i.: di Caporiacco 1940: 863.

Record. Wanga.

County. KK.

Distribution. Africa, Madagascar.

Thyene leighi Peckham & Peckham, 1903 (♂)

T. l.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 460.

Records. Nairobi, Elgon.

Counties. NB, TZ.

Distribution. Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa.

Thyene natalii Peckham & Peckham, 1903

T. n.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 461.

Record. Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa.

*Thyene nigriceps (di Caporiacco, 1949) (♀)

Paramodunda n. di Caporiacco, 1949: 470.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^Thyene ogdeni nyukiensis de Lessert, 1925

T. o. n.: di Caporiacco 1949: 472.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Tanzania, Kenya.

^Thyene orbicularis (Gerstaecker, 1873) (♂)

T. o.: di Caporiacco 1939: 376.

Record. Moyale.

County. MS.

Distribution. East Africa.

^Thyene splendida di Caporiacco, 1939 (♂)

T. s.: di Caporiacco 1949: 471.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

^Thyene subsplendens di Caporiacco, 1947 (♀)

T. s.: di Caporiacco 1949: 472.

Records. Elmenteita, Mackinnon Road.

Counties. KW, NK.

Distribution. East Africa.

^Thyene striatipes (di Caporiacco, 1939)

Paramodunda s.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 470

Records. Elmenteita, Nairobi.

Counties. NB, NK.

Distribution. East Africa.

Thyene thyenioides (de Lessert, 1925)

Parmodunda t.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 470; T. t.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 461.

Records. Elgon, Mau, Nairobi.

Counties. NA, NB, TZ.

Distribution. Africa.

*Tomomingi holmi (Prószyński & Żabka, 1983)

T. h. Prószyński and Żabka 1983: 572; Szűts and Scharff 2009: 1364.

Records. Aberdare Mountains (type locality), Mount Kenya.

Counties. NA, TN.

Distribution. Kenya.

*Tomomingi keinoi (Prószyński & Żabka, 1983)

Tomocyrba k. Prószyński and Żabka 1983: 571; T. k.: Szűts and Scharff 2009: 1366.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Tomomingi kikuyu (Prószyński & Żabka, 1983) (♂)

Tomocyrba k. Prószyński and Żabka 1983: 572; T. k.: Szűts and Scharff 2009: 1364.

Record. Kikiuyu Escarpment.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^Tomomingi sjostedti de Lessert, 1925

T. t.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 463.

Record. Mount Kulal.

County. MS.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Tusitala barbata Peckham & Peckham, 1902

T. b.: di Caporiacco 1940: 868; Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 464.

Records. Mount Elgon, Kakamega Forest.

Counties. KK, TZ.

Distribution. West, East, Southern Africa.

Note. di Caporiacco (1940) mentioned that this species occurring in Kenya only in a distribution note without providing any data. This species was known at that time only from South Africa.

Tusitala lyrata (Simon, 1903)

T. l.: Dawidowicz and Wesołowska 2016: 464.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Africa.

Scytodidae Blackwall, 1864

Scytodes leprosula Strand, 1913

S. l.: di Caporiacco 1949: 326.

Records. Mackinnon Road, Nairobi.

Counties. KW, NB.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

Segestriidae Simon, 1893

^Ariadna brevispina di Caporiacco, 1947 (♀)

A. b.: di Caporiacco 1949: 328.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^Ariadna kibonotensis Tullgren, 1910 (♀)

A. k.: di Caporiacco 1949: 328.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Selenopidae Simon, 1897

Selenops lumbo Corronca, 2001: 55

S. l.: Corronca 2002: 22.

Records. 17 km S of Maktau, Kibwezi.

Counties. MK, TT.

Distribution. Kenya, Mozambique.

Selenops radiatus Latreille, 1819

S. r.: di Caporiacco 1949: 449.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. Mediterranean, Africa, India, Myanmar, China.

Selenops vigilans Pocock, 1898

S. werneri: Berland, 1922: 62; S. v.: di Caporiacco 1949: 449; Benoit 1968: 136; Corronca 2002: 29.

Records. Giriama, Mount Kenya, Athi River, 24 km SW of Nairobi, Nairobi, Mount Loroghi.

Counties. KL, MC, NB, SB, TN.

Distribution. West, Central, East Africa, Madagascar.

*Selenops viron Corronca, 2002 (♀)

S. v. Corronca, 2002: 30.

Record. Kanapoi.

County. TU.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Sicariidae Keyserling, 1880

Loxosceles meruensis Tullgren, 1910

L. m.: Lotz 2012: 22.

Record. Meru.

County. ME.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania.

Note. Although Lotz (2012) indicated that it was described from Kenya; judging from Tullgren’s (1910) publication, its type locality is Tanzania.

^Loxosceles neuvillei Simon, 1909 (♀)

L. n.: Lotz 2012: 22.

Record. No precise records.

County. K.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya.

^Loxosceles pallidecolorata (Strand, 1906) (♀)

Loxoscella p. Strand, 1906: 668.

Records. Elmenteita, Nairobi.

Counties. NB, NK.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

Loxosceles smithi Simon, 1897

L. s.: Lotz 2017: 489.

Records. 50 km southwest of Nairobi, Tiwi Beaches, Teita Province.

Counties. KW, NB, TT.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania.

Sparassidae Bertkau, 1872

Eusparassus vestigator Simon, 1897

E. v.: Moradmand 2013: 44.

Records. Northern Turkana, Lake Baringo, Mangu.

Counties. BR, KB, TU.

Distribution. Eastern Africa.

Heteropoda venatoria (Linnaeus, 1767)

Olios regius Gerstaecker, 1873: 482; H. v.: Pocock 1898c: 519; di Caporiacco 1949: 449.

Records. Changamwe, Mombasa, Nairobi, Taveta.

Counties. NB, MM, TT.

Distribution. Tropical Asia. Introduced to Pacific Is., North, Central and South America, Macaronesia, Europe, Africa.

^Olios chiracanthiformis (Strand, 1906) (♀)

O. c.: di Caporiacco 1941: 123.

Record. Elolo.

County. MS.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

^Olios quesitio Moradmand, 2013

Eusparassus concolor: di Caporiacco, 1939: 353.

Record. Moyale.

County. MS.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

Note. The species described, based on a juvenile specimen.

^Palystes hoehneli Simon, 1890

P. h.: Croeser 1996: 70.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. LK.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Pseudomicrommata longipes (Bösenberg & Lenz, 1895)

P. l.: Moradmand 2015: 429.

Record. Kibwezi.

County. MK.

Distribution. Africa.

Telemidae Fage, 1913

*Apneumonella taitatavetaensis Zhao & Li, 2017

A. t. Zhao and Li, in Song et al. 2017: 7.

Record. Taita Hills.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Guhua kakamegaensis Zhao & Li, 2017

G. k. Zhao and Li, in Song et al. 2017: 3.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Tetrablemmidae O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873

*Hexablemma cataphractum Berland, 1920 (♂)

H. c. Berland, 1920b: 167; Simon and Fage 1922: 542; Tetrablemma c.: Shear, 1978: 12; H. c.: Lehtinen 1981: 72.

Records. Kikuyu: Blue Post Hotel (type locality), Mount Kenya, Shimoni Caves.

Counties. KB, KY, KW.

Distribution. Kenya.

Tetragnathidae Menge, 1866

^Leucauge amanica Strand, 1907

L. a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 347.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. East Africa.

^Leucauge brevitibialis Tullgren, 1910

L. b.: di Caporiacco 1949: 346.

Records. Nairobi, Mau Range.

Counties. NA, NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^Leucauge camelina di Caporiacco, 1940 (♀)

L. c.: di Caporiacco 1949: 347.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

Leucauge festiva (Blackwall, 1866)

L. f.: di Caporiacco 1939: 340; 1949: 347.

Records. Moyale, Nairobi.

Counties. MS, NB.

Distribution. Africa.

^Leucauge kibonotensis Tullgren, 1910

L. k.: di Caporiacco 1949: 346.

Records. Mau, Nairobi.

Counties. NA, NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Leucauge levanderi (Kulczyński, 1901)

L. l.: di Caporiacco 1949: 347.

Records. Elmenteita, Kabete, Nairobi.

Counties. KB, NB, NK.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Congo, Kenya, South Africa.

^Leucauge medjensis de Lessert, 1930 (♀)

L. metschensis: di Caporiacco, 1949: 347.

Records. Mackinnon Road, Nairobi.

Counties. KW, NB.

Distribution. DR Congo, Kenya.

^Leucauge meruensis Tullgren, 1910

L. m.: di Caporiacco 1949: 346.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Leucauge ungulata (Karsch, 1879)

Meta u.: Pocock 1898c: 513.

Record. Taru.

County. KJ.

Distribution. West, East Africa, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko), São Tomé and Príncipe.

^Metellina merianopsis (Tullgren, 1910) (♀)

Meta m.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 404.

Records. Mackinnon Road, Mau.

Counties. KW, NA.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^Metellina meruensis (Tullgren, 1910)

Meta m.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 404.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^Pachygnatha mucronata Tullgren, 1910

P. m.: di Caporiacco 1949: 351; Bosmans and Bosselaers 1994: 327.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Tanzania, Kenya.

Note. Bosmans and Bosselaers (1994) found di Caporiacco’s description doubtful as it was based on Tullgren’s (1910: 147) description of the female without examination of the vulva. They suggested that the species recorded by di Caporiacco probably belongs to P. procincta.

^Pachygnatha palmquisti Tullgren, 1910

P. p.: Bosmans and Bosselaers 1994: 327.

Record. Eldoret.

County. UG.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Pachygnatha procincta Bosmans & Bosselaers, 1994

P. p. Bosmans & Bosselaers, 1994: 337.

Records. Mau Escarpment, Timboroa.

Counties. BR, NA.

Distribution. Cameroon, Burundi, Kenya.

Pachygnatha zappa Bosmans & Bosselaers, 1994

P. z. Bosmans & Bosselaers, 1994: 332.

Record. Mount Elgon.

County. TZ.

Distribution. Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa.

^Sancus bilineatus Tullgren, 1910

S. b.: Kuntner and Álvarez-Padilla 2006: 119.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. LK.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Tetragnatha boydi O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898

T. b.: di Caporiacco 1949: 347.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Mexico to Brazil, Africa, Seychelles, India to China.

^Tetragnatha brachychelis di Caporiacco, 1947

T. b. di Caporiacco, 1947: 145; 1949: 348.

Records. Mau, Voi.

Counties. NA, TT.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Tetragnatha jaculator Tullgren, 1910

T. j.: di Caporiacco 1949: 348.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Africa to China, New Guinea. Introduced to Barbados, Trinidad.

*Tetragnatha kolosvaryi di Caporiacco, 1949

T. k. di Caporiacco, 1949: 349.

Records. Elmenteita (type locality), Nairobi, Mau Range.

Counties. NA, NB, NK.

Distribution. Kenya.

^Tetragnatha latro Tullgren, 1910

T. l.: di Caporiacco 1949: 348.

Records. Elmenteita, Nairobi.

Counties. NB, NK.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

*Tetragnatha roeweri di Caporiacco, 1949 (♂)

T. röweri di Caporiacco, 1949: 348.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Theraphosidae Thorell, 1869

^Eucratoscelus constrictus (Gerstaecker, 1873)

Harpactira constricta Gerstaecker, 1873: 486; E. longiceps: Pocock 1898c: 500; E. c.: Gallon 2002: 227.

Records. Mbuyuni, Voi, Dschagga, Taveta.

Counties. MM, TT.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^Pelinobius muticus Karsch, 1885

P. m. Karsch, 1885: 134; Phoneyusa gregori Pocock, 1897: 761; Phoneyusa bettoni Pocock, 1898c: 503; Citharischius crawshayi Pocock, 1900: 493; Phoneyusa rufa: Berland 1932: 273; P. m.: Gallon 2010: 44.

Records. Iveti Mountains: Kilungu, Voi, Kenani, Kibwezi, Tsavo National Park, Amboseli and Mombasa.

Counties. KJ, MC, MK, TT.

Distribution. Tanzania, Kenya.

*Pterinochilus alluaudi Berland, 1914

P. a. Berland, 1914: 46; 1932: 273; Smith 1990: 94; Gallon 2002: 205.

Record. Maji ya Chumvi.

County. KW.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Pterinochilus andrewsmithi Gallon, 2009 (♀)

P. a. Gallon, 2009: 363.

Record. Northern Turkana.

County. TU.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Pterinochilus chordatus (Gerstaecker, 1873)

Harpactira chordata Gerstaecker, 1873: 487; P. affinis: di Caporiacco 1949: 322; P. c.: Gallon 2002: 206.

Records. Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, Massai Mara Game Reserve, Tsavo National park, Amboseli, Naivasha, Taita Taveta.

Counties. NK, NR, KJ, TT.

Distribution. Eastern Africa.

Pterinochilus murinus Pocock, 1897

P. m.: Pocock 1898c: 501; Gallon 2002: 21.

Records. Hunter’s Lodge Hotel, Taru Desert, Taveta Forest, Mombasa, Lake Victoria, Mbuyuni, Manjewa, Fort Hall, Tsavo East National Park.

Counties. HB, KB, KJ, MM, TT.

Distribution. Central, East, Southern Africa.

*Pterinochilus raygabrieli Gallon, 2009 (♂)

P. r. Gallon, 2009: 361.

Record. Mount Thatha.

County. KT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Theridiidae Sundevall, 1833

*Anelosimus monskenyensis Agnarsson, 2006

A. m. Agnarsson, in Agnarsson and Zhang 2006: 16.

Record. Mount Kenya.

County. TN.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Argyrodes argyrodes (Walckenaer, 1841)

Conopista gibbosa: di Caporiacco 1949: 400.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Mediterranean to West Africa, Seychelles, Kenya.

*Argyrodes exlineae (di Caporiacco, 1949) (♀)

Conopistha exlinae di Caporiacco, 1949: 400; A. e.: Brignoli 1983: 393.

Record. Kabete.

County. KB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Argyrodes kratochvili (di Caporiacco, 1949) (♀)

Conopistha k. di Caporiacco, 1949: 402; A. k.: Brignoli 1983: 393.

Records. Nairobi (type locality), Elmenteita.

Counties. NB, NK.

Distribution. Kenya.

Argyrodes zonatus (Walckenaer, 1841)

A. z.: Berland 1920b: 141.

Record. Taveta.

County. TT.

Distribution. Equatorial Guinea (Bioko), East Africa, Madagascar, Réunion, Mayotte.

*Ariamnes jeanneli Berland, 1920 (♀)

A. j. Berland, 1920b: 139.

Record. Ramisi.

County. KW.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Coleosoma blandum O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1882

C. b.: Caporiacco 1949: 396.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known from Seychelles to Japan (WSC 2018). Record from Kenya is north-westernmost in the range.

^Crustulina incerta Tullgren, 1910

C. i.: Berland 1920b: 170; di Caporiacco 1949: 375.

Records. Mount Kenya, Mau, Nairobi.

Counties. NA, NB, NI.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

*Crustulina jeanneli Berland, 1920

C. j. Berland, 1920b: 170.

Record. Naivasha.

County. NK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Crustulina obesa Berland, 1920

C. o. Berland, 1920b: 173; di Caporiacco 1949: 376.

Records. Kikuyu: Kijabe (type locality), Nairobi.

Counties. KB.

Distribution. Kenya.

*Dipoena bristowei di Caporiacco, 1949

D. b. di Caporiacco, 1949: 377.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality and by a juvenile specimen.

*Dipoena quadricuspis di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

D. q. di Caporiacco, 1949: 378.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Episinus hickmani di Caporiacco, 1949

E. h. di Caporiacco, 1949: 398.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality and by a juvenile specimen.

Euryopis bifascigera Strand, 1913 (♀)

E. b.: di Caporiacco 1949: 400.

Record. Elmenteita.

County. NK.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

Latrodectus cinctus Blackwall, 1865

L. c.: Berland 1920b: 166; di Caporiacco 1949: 376.

Records. Elmenteita, Naivasha.

County. NK.

Distribution. Cape Verde Is., Africa, Kuwait, Iran.

Latrodectus geometricus C.L. Koch, 1841

L. g.: Berland 1920b: 166. L. g. geometricus: di Caporiacco 1949: 376; L. g. subalbicans di Caporiacco, 1949: 376; L. g. modestus: di Caporiacco, 1949: 376; L. g. obscuratus: di Caporiacco, 1949: 377.

Records. Nairobi, Naivasha, Kabete, Mackinnon Road.

Counties. KB, KW, NB, NK.

Distribution. Africa. Introduced to many parts of the world.

Latrodectus tredecimguttatus (Rossi, 1790)

L. t. lugubris: di Caporiacco 1949: 376.

Records. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. Mediterranean to China. Also recorded in Kenya.

Moneta spinigera O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871

M. s.: Berland 1920b: 147.

Record. Mount Kenya: Amboni.

County. KY.

Distribution. Africa, Asia.

^Phoroncidia kibonotensis kibonotensis (Tullgren, 1910)

P. k. k.: di Caporiacco 1949: 374.

Records. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

*Phoroncidia kibonotensis concolor (di Caporiacco, 1949) (♀)

Ulesanis k. c. di Caporiacco, 1949: 374; P. k.: Brignoli 1983: 409.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Platnickina kijabei (Berland, 1920)

Theridion k. Berland, 1920b: 153.

Record. Kijabe (type locality).

County. NA.

Distribution. Cape Verde Islands, Kenya.

Rhomphaea nasica (Simon, 1873)

R. argenteola: Berland 1920b: 144; R. a. argenteola and R. a. nasica: di Caporiacco, 1949: 403.

Records. Mount Kenya, Amboni, Mau.

Counties. KY, NA.

Distribution. Canary Islands, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Africa, St. Helena.

^Rhomphaea sjostedti Tullgren, 1910 (♀)

R. s.: Berland 1920b: 146.

Record. Mount Kenya: Amboni.

County. KY.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Steatoda paykulliana (Walckenaer, 1806)

Lithyphantes payullianus: di Caporiacco 1949: 375.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Europe, Mediterranean to Central Asia, Kenya.

Note. Record is based on a subadult female, and most likely record refers to other species.

Steatoda rubrocalceolata (Simon, 1907) (♀)

Lithyphantes rubrocalceolatus: Berland 1920b: 178; di Caporiacco 1949: 375.

Records. Nairobi, Naivasha, Mount Kenya: Burgurett, Amboni, Mau: Molo.

Counties. KY, NA, NB, NK.

Distribution. Equatorial Guinea (Bioko), Kenya.

^Steatoda singoides (Tullgren, 1910)

Teutana s.: Berland 1920b: 176; di Caporiacco 1949: 375.

Records. Mau, Nairobi.

Counties. NA, NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^Steatoda tigrina (Tullgren, 1910)

S. t.: di Caporiacco 1949: 375.

Records. Mount Kenya, Mau.

Counties. NA, NI.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^Steatoda tristis (Tullgren, 1910)

S. t.: Warui et al. 2004: 20.

Record. Mpala Ranch.

County. LK.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

^Steatoda variabilis (Berland, 1920)

Teutana v. Berland, 1920b: 176; di Caporiacco 1949: 375.

Records. Naivasha, Mau, Mbuyuni.

Counties. MM, NA, NK.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

*Theridion angusticeps di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

Theridium a. di Caporiacco, 1949: 388.

Records. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^Theridion banksi Berland, 1920

T. b. Berland, 1920b: 160; Theridium b.: di Caporiacco 1949: 386.

Records. Kijabe (type locality), Mount Kenya: Amboni.

Counties. KB, KY.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

*Theridion brunneonigrum di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

Theridium b. di Caporiacco, 1949: 380.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^Theridion bullatum Tullgren, 1910 (♂)

Theridium b.: di Caporiacco 1949: 386.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

*Theridion chamberlini di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

Theridium c. di Caporiacco, 1949: 391.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Theridion charitonowi di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

Theridium c. di Caporiacco, 1949: 383.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^Theridion clypeatellum Tullgren, 1910

T. c.: Berland 1920b: 158; Theridium c.: di Caporiacco 1949: 385.

Records. Londiani, Mau, Naivasha.

Counties. KR, NA, NK.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

*Theridion comstocki Berland, 1920 (♀)

T. c. Berland, 1920b: 162.

Record. Kijabe.

County. KB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Theridion convexisternum di Caporiacco, 1949

Theridium c. di Caporiacco, 1949: 393.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Theridion emertoni Berland, 1920 (♀)

T. e. Berland, 1920b: 157; Theridium e.: di Caporiacco 1949: 384.

Records. Nairobi, Ramisi (type locality).

Counties. KW, NB.

Distribution. Kenya.

*Theridion femoratissimum di Caporiacco, 1949 (♂)

Theridium f. di Caporiacco, 1949: 387.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^Theridion kibonotense Tullgren, 1910 (♀)

Theridium k.: di Caporiacco 1949: 385.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Theridion lacticolor Berland, 1920

T. l. Berland, 1920b: 159; Knoflach and van Harten 2000: 215.

Record. Shimoni.

County. KW.

Distribution. Kenya, Yemen, Madagascar.

*Theridion mauense di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

Theridium m. di Caporiacco, 1949: 386.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Theridion meneghettii di Caporiacco, 1949

Theridium m. di Caporiacco, 1949: 390.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality and by juvenile specimen.

*Theridion nasinotum di Caporiacco, 1949 (♂)

Ttheridium n. di Caporiacco, 1949: 395.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Note. Judging from the modified carapace, it does not belong to Theridion or related genera.

*Theridion nigroplagiatum di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

Theridium n. di Caporiacco, 1949: 389.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Theridion petrunkevitchi Berland, 1920 (♀)

T. p. Berland, 1920b: 155.

Record. Kikuyu: Kijabe.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^Theridion pluviale Tullgren, 1910 (♀)

Theridium p.: di Caporiacco 1949: 379.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Theridion sabinjonis Strand, 1913

Theridium s.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 385.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

*Theridion teutanoides di Caporiacco, 1949 (subadult ♂)

Theridium t. di Caporiacco, 1949: 385.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Theridion trifile Simon, 1907 (♀)

Theridium trifle: di Caporiacco 1949: 379.

Records. Mau, Nairobi.

Counties. NA, NB.

Distribution. West, East Africa.

*Theridion trizonatum di Caporiacco, 1949

Theridium t. di Caporiacco, 1949: 382.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality and by a juvenile specimen.

*Theridion zebra di Caporiacco, 1949

Theridium z. di Caporiacco, 1949: 381.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality and by a juvenile specimen.

*Theridula albonigra albonigra di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

T. a. a. di Caporiacco, 1949: 396.

Record. Mau Forest.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Theridula albonigra vittata di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

T. a. v. di Caporiacco, 1949: 397.

Record. Mau Forest.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

*Theridula pulchra Berland, 1920 (♂)

T. p. Berland, 1920b: 150.

Record. Kijabe.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Theridula opulenta (Walckenaer, 1837)

T. o.: di Caporiacco 1939: 397.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. North America. Introduced to southern Europe.

^Thwaitesia argenteoguttata (Tullgren, 1910)

T. a.: Berland 1920b: 149; di Caporiacco 1949: 398.

Records. Mau, Nairobi, Mount Kenya: Amboni.

Counties. KY, NA, NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

*Thymoites chopardi (Berland, 1920) (♂)

Sphyrotinus c. Berland, 1920b: 164.

Record. Kikuyu: Kijabe.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Tidarren cuneolatum (Tullgren, 1910)

Theridion c.: Berland 1920b: 155; Theridium c.: di Caporiacco 1949: 379.

Records. Mau, Elmenteita, Fort Hall.

Counties. MU, NA, NK.

Distribution. Cape Verde Is., Canary Is., Africa, Yemen.

Theridiosomatidae Simon, 1881

*Theridiosoma kikuyu Brignoli, 1979 (♀)

T. k. Brignoli, 1979a: 487.

Record. Lake Naivasha.

County. NK.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Thomisidae Sundevall, 1833

Diaea albicincta Pavesi, 1883

D. a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 459.

Records. Mau, Nairobi.

Counties. NA, NB.

Distribution. Congo, Ethiopia, East Africa.

*Diaea taibeli di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

D. t. di Caporiacco, 1949: 459.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Firmicus campestratus Simon, 1907

F. c.: di Caporiacco 1949: 459.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. West Africa, DR Congo, Kenya.

Note. Identification based on juvenile specimens.

^Heriaeus latifrons de Lessert, 1919 (♀)

H. l.: di Caporiacco 1949: 461.

Record. Elmenteita.

County. NK.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

*Misumena pallescens di Caporiacco, 1949 (subadult ♀)

M. p. di Caporiacco 1949: 457.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Monaeses gibbus Dippenaar-Schoeman, 1984

M. g.: Warui et al. 2004: 20.

Record. Mpala Ranch.

County. LK.

Distribution. Kenya, South Africa.

Monaeses pustulosus Pavesi, 1895

M. p.: di Caporiacco 1940: 776; di Caporiacco 1949: 455; Dippenaar-Schoeman 1984: 112; Warui et al. 2004: 20.

Records. Elmenteita, Mpala Ranch.

Counties. LK, NK.

Distribution. Ethiopia to South Africa.

Mystaria budongo Lewis & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2014 (♂)

M. b. Lewis and Dippenaar-Schoeman 2014: 114.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. DR Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda.

^Mystaria soleil Lewis & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2014

M. s. Lewis and Dippenaar-Schoeman 2014: 130.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Uganda, Kenya.

Mystaria stakesbyi Lewis & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2014

M. s. Lewis & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2014: 131.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. DR Congo, Liberia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda.

Mystaria variabilis variabilis (de Lessert, 1919)

Paramystaria v. v.: di Caporiacco 1949: 454; M. v. v.: Lewis and Dippenaar-Schoeman 2014: 133.

Records. Lake Baringo, Lodwar, Nairobi.

Counties. BR, NB, TU.

Distribution. Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda.

*Mystaria variabilis delesserti (di Caporiacco, 1949) (♀)

Paramystaria v. d. di Caporiacco, 1949: 454; M. v. d.: Lewis and Dippenaar-Schoeman 2014: 135.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Note. It is very likely that this subspecies name is a synonym of M. v. variabilis, because the specimens assigned to these two subspecies have been collected in the same locality.

^Oxytate concolor (di Caporiacco, 1947) (♀)

Dieta c.: di Caporiacco 1949: 454.

Records. Mau, Nairobi.

Counties. NA, NB.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

Runcinia aethiops (Simon, 1901)

R. a.: di Caporiacco 1949: 458; Dippenaar-Schoeman 1983: 46.

Records. Karura Forest, Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Africa

Runcinia carae Dippenaar-Schoeman, 1983

R. a. Dippenaar-Schoeman, 1983: 41.

Record. Lake Nakuru.

County. NK.

Distribution. Botswana, Kenya.

Runcinia depressa Simon, 1906

R. d.: di Caporiacco 1949: 458; Dippenaar-Schoeman 1983: 44.

Records. Elmenteita, Mau, Nairobi.

Counties. NA, NB, NK.

Distribution. Africa.

Runcinia erythrina Jézéquel, 1964

R. e.: Dippenaar-Schoeman 1983: 43

Record. Lake Nakuru.

County. NK.

Distribution. East, West, Southern Africa (Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa).

Runcinia flavida (Simon, 1881)

R. proxima: di Caporiacco 1949: 458; R. f.: Dippenaar-Schoeman 1983: 39.

Records. Mackinnon Road, Nairobi, Lake Nakuru.

Counties. KW, NB, NK.

Distribution. Spain, Africa.

Runcinia tropica Simon, 1907

R. affinis tropica: di Caporiacco 1949: 458.

Records. Nairobi, Mau.

Counties. NA, NB.

Distribution. Africa.

*Stiphropus lugubris Gerstaecker, 1873 (♂)

S. l. Gerstaecker, 1873: 479; S. l.: Benjamin 2011: 20.

Record. Jipe Lake (type locality), Kakamega Forest.

County. KK, TT.

Distribution. Kenya.

Note. Benjamin (2011) mentioned that the species was collected during the expedition to Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) although its type locality is clearly indicated as ‘See Jipe’ (=Jipe Lake). The lake is located on the border between Kenya and Tanzania.

Sylligma theresa Lewis & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2011

S. t. Lewis & Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2011: 129.

Record. Homa Bay.

County. HB.

Distribution. Nigeria, Rwanda, Kenya.

^Synema concolor di Caporiacco, 1947 (♀)

S. c.: di Caporiacco 1949: 460.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Synema diana (Audouin, 1826)

S. d.: di Caporiacco 1949: 460.

Records. Elmenteita, Mau, Nairobi.

Counties. NA, NB, NK.

Distribution. Tunisia to Saudi Arabia, Kenya.

Thomisops pupa Karsch, 1879

T. p.: di Caporiacco 1939: 361; Dippenaar-Schoeman 1989: 327.

Records. Maktau, Kilifi, Diani Beach.

Counties. KL, KW, TT.

Distribution. Africa.

Thomisus blandus Karsch, 1880

T. malevolus ocellitibiis di Caporiacco, 1949: 457; T. a.: Dippenaar-Schoeman, 1983: 13.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Africa, Yemen.

Thomisus kalaharinus Lawrence, 1936

T. k.: Dippenaar-Schoeman 1983: 27.

Record. Sankuri.

County. TR.

Distribution. Africa, Yemen.

Thomisus scrupeus (Simon, 1886)

T. caffer: di Caporiacco 1949: 457; T. s.: Dippenaar-Schoeman1983: 17.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Africa.

Note. Species was identified by di Caporiacco (1949), based on a juvenile female. Dippenaar-Schoeman (1983) seems to refer to the di Caporiacco identification.

Thomisus citrinellus Simon, 1875

T. spinifer spinifer: di Caporiacco 1949: 456; T. spinifer simoni: di Caporiacco 1949: 456; T. spinifer maculitibiis: di Caporiacco 1949: 456; T. spinifer obscurus: di Caporiacco 1949: 456; T. c.: Dippenaar-Schoeman 1983: 22.

Records. Elmenteita, Mackinnon Road, Nairobi, Kabete.

Counties. KB, KW, NB, NK.

Distribution. Mediterranean, Africa, Seychelles, Yemen (mainland, Socotra), Iraq.

Thomisus stenningi Pocock, 1900

T. weberi: di Caporiacco 1949: 456.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Africa, Seychelles, Yemen.

Tmarus malleti de Lessert, 1919

T. m.: di Caporiacco 1949: 454.

Record. No precise records.

County. K.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

Tmarus planetarius Simon, 1903

T. p.: Dippenaar-Schoeman 1985: 125.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. Africa.

*Tmarus toschii di Caporiacco, 1949 (♂)

T. t. di Caporiacco, 1949: 454.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Xysticus jugalis larvatus di Caporiacco, 1949

X. j. l. di Caporiacco, 1949: 458.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Xysticus subjugalis nigerrimus di Caporiacco, 1941 (♂)

X. j. n..: di Caporiacco 1949: 459.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Ethiopia, Kenya.

Titanoecidae Lehtinen, 1967

Pandava laminata (Thorell, 1878)

P. l.: Almeida-Silva et al. 2010: 34.

Records. Gedi Coastal Forest, Kilifi, Ocean Spot Hotel.

County. KL.

Distribution. Eastern Africa to China and French Polynesia, introduced to Europe.

Trachelidae Simon, 1897

* Orthobula milloti di Caporiacco, 1949

O. m. di Caporiacco, 1949: 441.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Patelloceto media Lyle & Haddad, 2010

P. m. Lyle & Haddad, 2010: 377.

Record. Kakamega Forest.

County. KK.

Distribution. From easternmost DR Congo to eastern Tanzania.

^ Trachelas chubbi de Lessert, 1921

T. c.: di Caporiacco 1949: 443.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Trachelas sylvae di Caporiacco, 1949 (♂)

T. s. di Caporiacco, 1949: 443.

Record. Mau Range.

County. NA.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Trochanteriidae Karsch, 1879

Platyoides grandidieri Simon, 1903

P. g.: Platnick 1985: 12.

Record. Malindi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Kenya, Madagascar, Seychelles, Réunion.

Uloboridae Thorell, 1869

Uloborus plumipes Lucas, 1846

U. p.: di Caporiacco 1949: 325.

Records. Mau, Nairobi.

Counties. NA, NB.

Distribution. Europe, Africa, Yemen, Pakistan, Philippines. Introduced to Argentina, Japan.

Zodariidae Thorell, 1881

The family is relatively well studied in Kenya due to several revisional works (Jocqué 1987, 1990, 1991, 2009; Jocqué and Billen 1987; Henrard and Jocqué 2015).

* Akyttara mahnerti Jocqué, 1987 (♀)

A. m. Jocqué, 1987: 151.

Record. Malindi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Akyttara ritchiei Jocqué, 1987 (♂)

A. r. Jocqué, 1987: 151.

Record. Kora National Reserve.

County. TR.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Cydrela albopilosa Simon & Fage, 1922 (♂)

C. a. Simon and Fage 1922: 538.

Record. Shimoni.

County. KW.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Diores brevis Jocqué, 1990 (♂)

D. b. Jocqué, 1990: 35.

Record. Oloolua Forest.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Diores delesserti di Caporiacco, 1949 (♀)

D. d. di Caporiacco, 1949: 342; Jocqué 1990: 77.

Record. Nairobi.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^Diores initialis Jocqué, 1990

D. i. Jocqué, 1990: 37.

Records. Kora National Reserve, Mount Suswa.

Counties. KJ, TR.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Diores kenyae Berland, 1920 (♀)

D. k. Berland, 1920a: 348; 1920b: 118; Jocqué 1990: 78.

Record. Amboni.

County. NI.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Diores murphyorum Jocqué, 1990

D. m. Jocqué, 1990: 39.

Record. Kilifi.

County. KL.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

* Diores naivashae Berland, 1920 (♀)

D. n. Berland, 1920b: 120; Jocqué 1990: 74.

Records. Naivasha (type locality), Kikuyu.

Counties. KB, NK.

Distribution. Kenya.

Diores strandi di Caporiacco, 1949

D. s. di Caporiacco, 1949: 343; Jocqué 1990: 48; Warui et al. 2004: 20.

Records. Nairobi, Kibwezi, Mount Suswa, National Museum, Mpala Ranch, Langata.

Counties. LK, MK, NB, NR.

Distribution. Kenya, Rwanda, DR Congo.

* Diores tavetae Berland, 1920 (♀)

D. t. Berland, 1920b: 121; Jocqué 1990: 76.

Record. Taveta.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Hermippus schoutedeni de Lessert, 1938 (♂)

H. s. de Lessert, 1938: 433; Jocqué 1986: 18.

Record. Ziwani.

County. NB.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

^ Mallinella kibonotensis (Bosmans & van Hove, 1986)

Langbiana k. Bosmans & van Hove, 1986: 26.

Record. Kajiado.

County. KJ.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Mallinella nyikae (Pocock, 1898) (♂)

Storena n.: di Caporiacco, 1949: 342.

Record. Mau.

County. NA.

Distribution. Kenya, Malawi.

* Mastidiores kora Jocqué & Billen, 1987

M. k. Jocqué and Billen 1987: 168; Jocqué 1987: 158.

Record. Kora National Reserve.

County. TR.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Suffrica chawia Henrard & Jocqué, 2015 (♂)

S. c. Henrard & Jocqué, 2015: 5.

Record. Taita Hills.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Systenoplacis biunguis (Strand, 1913) (subadult ♀)

Cydrela b. (?): Berland 1920b: 117.

Record. Victoria-Nyanza.

County. HB.

Distribution. Central, East Africa.

* Systenoplacis falconeri (di Caporiacco, 1949) (♂)

Cydrela f. di Caporiacco, 1949: 344; Capheris f.: Jocqué 1991: 117; S. f.: Jocqué 2009: 88.

Record. Mackinnon Road.

County. KW.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Systenoplacis maculatus (Marx, 1893)

S. m.: Jocqué 2009: 91.

Records. Kajiado, Taita Hills.

Counties. KJ, TT.

Distribution. From Eastern DR Congo to Eastern Tanzania and Kenya.

* Systenoplacis michielsi Jocqué, 2009

S. m. Jocqué, 2009: 96.

Record. Mount Kisigau.

County. TT.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

* Systenoplacis multipunctatus (Berland, 1920)

Cydrela multipunctata Berland, 1920a: 348; Berland 1920b: 115; S. m.: Jocqué 2009: 100.

Records. Mount Kenya (type locality), Mount Meru, Wambugi (Wamugi?), Kirimeri Forest (Kirimiri), Ngaia Forest.

Counties. EB, KY, ME, TN

Distribution. Kenya.

^ Systenoplacis waruii Jocqué, 2009

S. w. Jocqué, 2009: 112.

Records. Taita, Kibwezi.

Counties. MK, TT.

Distribution. Kenya, Tanzania.

Zoropsidae Bertkau, 1882

^ Pseudoctenus meneghettii di Caporiacco, 1949

P. m. di Caporiacco 1949: 448; Jocqué 2009: 709.

Records. Mau Range, Mount Kenya.

Counties. NA, NI.

Distribution. Kenya, Burundi.

Conclusion

The results indicate that Kenya has a diverse spider species and many endemic spiders. However, intensive collection in Kenya has taken place in only a few counties, with nine counties having no collections. It is evident that the number of species in this checklist does not reflect the actual number of spiders in the country, with many areas requiring further exploration. Our data do not extend beyond 2018 and more species have been discovered since our compilation of this list. The majority of the collections were also from only a few collectors, showing that there is a need for capacity building within arachnological studies in the country. People should be presented with the opportunity to learn about the importance of spiders which may generate interest in spiders of this area and thus promote their conservation.

Acknowledgements

The manuscript benefited greatly from comments by Galina N. Azarkina (Novosibirsk, Russia), Sergei Zonstein (Tel Aviv, Israel) and Ansie S. Dippenaar-Schoeman (Pretoria, South Africa). Sarah Crews (San Francisco, USA) checked the English of the final draft. We appreciate Rudy Jocqué (Tervuren, Belgium) who provided us with data on Kenyan spiders from his collection; Charles M. Warui (Murang’a, Kenya) who provided faunistic papers for Kenyan spiders; Charles Haddad (Bloemfontein, South Africa) for providing a list of species and Adalberto Santos (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) for detailed comments and pointing missing species. Much appreciation also goes to Laban Njoroge (Nairobi, Kenya) who assisted in accessing the data of spiders within the National Museum of Kenya collection. We acknowledge Kenya permitting agencies that helped us in acquiring research permits for this spider research: the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the Kenya Forest Service (KFS), the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). The study was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China to Shuqiang Li (NSFC-31530067). Grace Kioko would also like to thank the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for offering her a scholarship to do her Master’s degree.

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