Proszynski (unpublished note) identified the same as Pellenes resembling P. nigrociliatus, maderianus or
semiater. He has further noted that " in Lucas' drawing of P. ravoisiei it differs by absence of striking white ventral margin
on carapace and white spots on eye field marked by Lucas [Lucas 1846: 165, t 8, f 4], besides characters marked on the
drawing may fit several Pellenes species and therefore are not sufficient for undoubtful identification]. Identical with
"Pellenes semiater E. Simon, Auctor det. 1898. Mustapha, P. Lesne Mus. Paris (12. III. 93)". NON TYPE - [syn.
P. arcigerus]. ... Coloration close to P. simoni with some difference, and epg. somewhat different. ... Differs in coloration
of legs, cphth. and abd. from specimen idetified as P. maderianus from Israel."
Conclusion: Even without examination of the type specimen of Lucas, the ageement of opinion of Simon 1876: 101,
interpretation by Wanless and Proszynski to accept this species as Pellenes. Interpretation of species remains open.
J. Proszynski, 2005