SALTICIDAE OF THE WORLD - KEY to groups of genera! - INDEX of Genera
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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prószynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.
Monograph of the Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2014
Introduction to classification of Salticidae
a subchapter

A Key to Salticidae of the Indian Subcontinent
group of genera

trial version

by Jerzy Prószyński & John T.D. Caleb
Version June 1st, 2015

Disclaimer This is a work in progress, continually being developed and revised. Proposed new taxonomic names, included here, are not valid unless subsequently published in accepted taxonomic papers. Note on images This introduction to a classification includes only species with 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. Thumbnails are small versions of illustrations in other parts of the monograph, whera are displayed together with particulars of their sources and permissions.


Type genus - Lyssomanes
Interactive index of genera: Asemonea Goleba Hindumanes Macopaeus Onomastus Pandisus.


LYSSOMANINAE are defined by arrangement of eyes in four rows and by numerous separate teeth on inner posterior margin of chelicerae. Utilization of palp structures for identification require additional comparative research, internal structures of epigyne are simply unknown for majority of genera. The genera may be provisionally separated by their external appearance.
REMARKS. Eyes arrangement in four rows occurs in genera not related to LYSSOMANIDAE: Athamas and Leptathamas belongs to Euophryinae, placement of Orthrus is unclear. For details of diagnostic characters - see comparison of species within particular genera.

Guide for identification of genera by general appearance
and distribution on continents

Gen. Asemonea Pickard-Cambridge O., 1869

Type species Asemonea tenuipes.

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Asemonea tenuipes +b) serrata +c) pallida :: Peckham, Peckham, Wheeler 1889: 243, pl. 12, f. 5, 19 + Proszynski J. 1984c. Atlas: 3. + ©Photo R.R.Jackson, 2000. +Wesolowska W. 2001b. Genus, 12(4): 581-582, f 11-14 + 582, figs 15-20. By courtesy
Asemonea santinagarensis (s. Lyssomanes): Biswas B. Biswas K. 1992: 386, illustrations 17-19..
Asemonea sp.: ©Photo Manisha Shah (Sanjay Gandhi NP, Borivali-Mumbai) +b) ©Photo Dr. S. Chakrabarti.. By courtesy.

Gen. Goleba Wanless, 1980
expected, but not yet reported from Indian Subcontinent

Type species Goleba puella .

Goleba puella +b) sp. :Wanless 1980d. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool), 39 (4): 246-249, f. 22A-E; 23A-C; 29 + Wesolowska, Haddad 2009. African Invertebrates, 50(1): 38, f 53-61 + + ©Photo R.R. Jackson, By courtesy.

Gen. Hindumanes Logunov 2004

Type species Hindumanes karnatakaensis .

Hindumanes karnatakaensis : Logunov D.V. 2004c. Bull. Br. arachnol. Soc. 13 (3): 73-75, f. 1-3. By courtesy.

Gen. Macopaeus Simon, 1900
expected, but not yet reported from Indian Subcontinent

Type species Macopaeus spinosus .

Macopaeus spinosus :Wanless F.R. 1980a. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., 38 (4): 220, ff. 1A-F. By courtesy. (Madagascar)

Gen. Onomastus Simon, 1900

Type species Onomastus nigricaudus .

Onomastus nigricaudus +b) quinquenotatus: Sri Lanka.Wanless 1980c. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., 39 (3):
181-183, f 1A-G +b) 183, f 2A-E. By courtesy.
Onomastus all species described in the monograph: Benjamin S.P. 2010. Zool. Journ. Linnean Soc. 159: 711–745, f 1-28.
Onomastus patellaris: Wanless F.R. 1980c. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., 39 (3): 183-187, f 3A-G. India By courtesy
Onomastus danum: Prósz., Deel.-Rein., 2013. Arthr selecta. 22(2): 135-137, f 91-92, 95-96, 102-103 (Borneo: Sabah)
+ ©Photo P. Koomen
Onomastus complexipalpis + O. danum + O. kaharian + O. simoni : Prósz., Deel.-Rein., 2013. Arthr selecta. 22(2): f 89-92 (diversity). By courtesy.
Onomastus kanoi: Ono H. 1995. Bull. Nat. Sci. Mus. A (Zool.)
21 (3): 165, f 16-21 +©Photo Akio Tanikawa. By courtesy

Gen. Pandisus Simon, 1900

Type species Pandisus scalaris.

Pandisus scalaris +b) decorus +c) indicus: Wanless 1980d. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.), 39 (4): 219, f. 3
+b) 221-222, f 5a-g +c) Proszynski 1992b. Ann. zool., 44, 9: 194, f 24, 27-28 - India. By courtesy.