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SALTICIDAE OF THE WORLD - Abstract - INDEX of Genera - FOREWORD & KEY to groups of genera! - AEURILLINES - Comparison HISTORICAL classification of Aelurilleae - AMYCINES- AMYCOIDA VARIA - ASTIAINES - BELIPPINES - CHRYSILLINES - COCALODINES - COLONINES [=Thiodinines] - DENDRYPHANTINES - DIOLENINES - EUOPHRYINES-PART 1 Introduction-Donoessus- EUOPHRYINES-PART 2 Echeclus-Pystira - EUOPHRYINES- PART 3 Rhyphelia-Zenodorus - EUPOAINES - EVARCHINES - FOSSILS - HABRONATTINES - HARMOCHIRINES - HELIOPHANINES - HISPONINES - HYLLINES - ICIINES - LAPSIINES - LIGONIPEINES - LYSSOMANINES - MENEMERINES - MYRMARACHNINES - NOTICIINES - PELLENINES - PSEUDICIINES - SIMAETHINES - SITTICINES - SPARTAEINES - THIRATOSCIRTINAE - YAGINUMAELLINES - YLLENINES - UNCLASSIFIED TEMPORARY - Maddison's views on Salticidae phylogeny 2014 - Omoedus synonymy
OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.
Monograph of the Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2015

Abstract
by Jerzy Prˇszynski

Version January 1st, 2016

Disclaimer. This is a work in progress, continually being developed and revised. Proposed taxonomic names included here are not valid unless subsequently published in accepted taxonomic papers. Note on images. This introduction to a classification of Salticidae includes only speciesdefined by diagnostic illustrations in the taxonomic literature, arranged by similarities of embolus and spermophor. Images are displayed as thumbnails to save space and allow for rapid scanning of theoretically closely-related species. Sources and permissions of illustrations are displayed in the main chapter of the monograph http://www.peckhamia.com/salticidae/

Abstract (4568 species)

Size prevents printing this e-publication on paper. The main aim of taxonomy is identification and ordering of taxa: species, genera and suprageneric taxa. The employed methods are based on characters visible and controllable, invisible and uncontrollable features are impractical for identification. Crucial part of taxonomic procedures is identifications of genera, because species within genera are usually recognizable by similarity. Genera are joined into groups, in the present publication, by visible similarities to facilitate identification, a zoologist expects that such similarities indicate affinities, but establishing phylogeny of taxa is not an immediate aim of this publication. This publication does not group genera into subfamilies because these are ill defined by ceaseless shifting of genera during last 100 years, without taxonomic revisions and lack of operational definitions, made their usage impractical. Further progress in research may, revalidate that taxon.
Survey of similarities of diagnostic characters, provided in this e-publication indicate that classification of many species, genera, and groups of genera is incidental, the data existing in the literature are full of gaps and inconsistencies. This "Introduction ..." initiates process of regrouping of taxa, but is far from being completed. It is hoped that pointing to the lack of sufficient documentation for changes proposed in various publication may contribute to raising quality of taxonomic revisions in the future.

This publication is not intended to produce array of new taxa, however, some change in the system become necessary as a side effect of attempts to create more homogenous units, easier identifiable in keys. That results in delimiting some new genera and subgenus from existing assemblages of species. These are:
Logunyllus gen. n., Marusyllus gen. n., Miricius gen. n., Myrma gen. n., Myrmage gen. n., Myrmagua gen. n., Myrmanu gen. n., Myrmapana gen. n., Myrmapeni gen. n., Myrmaplata gen. n., Myrmatheca gen. n., Myrmavola gen. n., Myrmele gen. n., Nandicius gen. n., Nepalicius gen. n., Okinawicius gen. n., Orienticius gen. n., Psenuc gen. n., Rudakius gen. n., Sittipub gen. n.
New subgenus is delimited: Pellenes (Pellap) Prószyński, 2016 subgen. n.
One new species is described (actually re-named misidentified species): "Myrmavola yamasakii-Q Prószyński, 2016 sp. n.. DISLAIMER. Formal descriptions of the above new taxa are now in press, will become valid after publication in accordance with the ICZN rules].

The following groups of genera (operational equivalents of subfamilies) are defined and/or described in the paper: AEURILLINES - Comparison HISTORICAL classification of Aelurilleae - AMYCINES- AMYCOIDA VARIA - ASTIAINES - BELIPPINES - CHRYSILLINES - COCALODINES - COLONINES [=Thiodinines] - DENDRYPHANTINES - DIOLENINES - EUOPHRYINES- EUPOAINES - EVARCHINES - FOSSILS - HABRONATTINES - HARMOCHIRINES - HELIOPHANINES - HISPONINES - HYLLINES - ICIINES - LAPSIINES - LIGONIPEINES - LYSSOMANINES - MENEMERINES - MYRMARACHNINES - NOTICIINES - PELLENINES - PSEUDICIINES - SIMAETHINES - SITTICINES - SPARTAEINES - THIRATOSCIRTINAE - YAGINUMAELLINES - YLLENINES. A number of descriptions and definitions of earlier described genera are added - they could be quickly located in the text with a help of INDEX of Genera.

This monograph, freely accessible on Internet, was developed gradually during years 1995-2015 (with some additions of newest data after that time), as a service to all arachnologist, with subsequent versions updated at six months intervals, with new data and comments added. In a result various versions are circulated on DVD and stored parallel on some servers, are not updated and do not follow my progress. In particular, outdated version displayed at http://salticidae.org/salticid/main.htm represents my views of 2007, but was quoted as a source even in some papers published in 2015. Therefore I must stress that the only versions authorized now by myself are those accessible at:
http://www.peckhamia.com/salticidae/Subfamilies/ (part I) and http://www.peckhamia.com/salticidae/ (part II).