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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prószynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.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 alternative 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 3rd, 2015

Disclaimer This is a work in progress, continually being developed and revised. Some proposed taxonomic names (WRITTEN IN CAPITAL LETTERS) are not valid unless subsequently published in accepted taxonomic papers. Note on images This introduction to a classification of Myrmarachninae includes only species with diagnostic illustrations in the taxonomic literature arranged by similarities of spermathecae. 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 vacat. Interactive index of genera. Chinattus Habrocestoides , Orienticius, Phaulostylus, Phausina,


DEFINITION. Genera resembling Chrysilinae and Iciinae, differing by embolus bending transversally in front of anterior edge of bulbus, alone or with part of the basis. In a few genera spermathecae have form of a pair of oval chambers parallel to epigynal plate, with copulatory ducts short, arching anteriorly to plate. In other genera, however, these structures are more complicated. Occur mainly in Australian Region, with three genera living in Southern and Eastern Asia.
ETYMOLOGY. Name of the subfamily combines root of term NOT-ogea and ICIINAE relating to occurrence in Notogea (Australian and Pacific zoogeographical realms) and supposed relationship to Iciinae. The name NOTICIINAE could be translated also as the "Australian Iciiane".

Palps and epigyne in and Asian Noticiinae

Gen. Chinattus Logunov, 1999

Type species Habrocestoides szechwanensis.
DIAGNOSIS. Palp and epigyne resembling Habrocestoides but basis of embolu enlarged platelike, and bent medialwards at the edge of bulbus, embolus short and bent claw like in front of bulbus. Posterior edge of epigyne triangular (more or less) with strange small, circular struture, considered by Logunov 1999: 142 as modified epigynal pocket, structure of spermatheca and ducts not yet sufficiently understood.

Chinattus szechwanensis : Proszynski 1992a. Ann. zool., 44, 8: 94, f 22-27 + Explanation of reasons for generic transfer -Logunov 1999a. Bull. Brit. Arachn. Soc., 11 (4): 147.
Chinattus caucasicus Logunov, 1999 . Bull. British Arachn. Soc., 11 (4): 146-147, figs 40-47. By courtesy.

Chinattus sp [unpublished and unnamed]: Bhutan (col. Martens). Drawn by Prószynski, 0.

Gen. Habrocestoides Prószynski, 1992

Type species Habrocestoides bengalensis.
DIAGNOSIS. Recognizable by basis of embolus inclined towards mid line of bulbus, gradually narrowing into embolus. Posterior edge of epigyne triangular (more or less) with strange small circular structure, considered by Logunov 1999: 142 as modified epigynal pocket. Palp and epigyne resembling Chinattus.

Habrocestoides bengalensis : Proszynski 1992a. Ann. zool.,44, 9: 174-176, figs 38-42
Habrocestoides micans +b ) pulchokiensis : Logunov D.V. 1999. Bull. Brit.Arachn. Soc., 11 (4): 143-144, figs 22, 23, 28-31 +b)144-145, figs 35-39. By courtesy. [Bengal].
Habrocestoides nitidus : Logunov 1999a. Bull. Brit. Arachn. Soc., 11 (4): 144, f 1, 3-5, 17, 18, 32-34. [Bengal].
Habrocestoides darjeelingus Logunov, 1999. Bull. British Arachn. Soc., 11 (4): 142-143, figs 6-9, 24-27 [Bengal].
Habrocestoides indicus: Prószynski,1992b. Ann. zool., 44, 9: 176, f 44-47.
(from Nepal)
Diversity of Habrocestoides sp [unpublished and unnamed]: Iran + Nepal (col. Martens). Drawn by Prószynski, 0.

Gen. ORIENTICIUS gen. n.
expected, but not yet reported from Indian Subcontinent

[name unpublished, proposed as partial synonym for the genus Pseudicius (in part)].

Type species Attus vulpes Grube 1861: 23.
ETYMOLOGY. Name combines words Pseudicius and orientalis, grammar gender assumed male.
DIAGNOSIS. Differs from Pseudicius by absence of a row of stridulatory spines on protuberances, below eyes lateral and lack of modifications on tibia I. Structure of embolus excludes it in turn from the genus Icius.
DISTRIBUTIOB. Asiatic Russia: Far East and Baikal area, China, Korea, Japan.
COMPOSITION. Orienticius chinensis (Logunov, 1995) comb. n., O. vulpes (Grube 1861) comb. n.

ORIENTICIUS vulpes Grube 1861 comb. n.

Attus vulpes Grube 1861: 23.
Pseudicius orientalis Kulczynski 1895b: 59, illustrations t 2, f 12-14.
Evophrys breviaculeis Bösenberg Strand 1906: 340, illustrations t 14, f 387 Unambigous Synonym.
Breda lambda-signata Bösenberg Strand 1906: 345, illustrations t 9, f 136; t 13, f 352.
Evophrys undulatovittata Bösenberg Strand 1906: 339, illustrations 376 Unambigous Synonym.
Icius vulpes: in Andreeva Heciak Prószynski 1984: 357, illustrations 15-19. Prószynski 1984c, 68, illustrations 68
Prószynski 1987, 151-152, f 151-152/ Song D. 1987, 303, illustrations 258/ Chikuni 1989b, 149, illustrations 13/
Chen Z. Zhang 1991, 300,f 317.1-2/

Type Attus vulpes Grube 1861: 23.
ETYMOLOGY. Name combines words Oriental and Pseudicius vulpes, grammar gender assumed male. DIAGNOSIS. DESCRIPTIONS.
DISTRIBUTIOB. Asiatic Russia: Far East and Baikal area, China, Korea, Japan.

ORIENTICIUS vulpes: Proszynski J. 1971d. Annales zoologici, 28: 220, f 30-32 + ©Photo Ono, Ikeda, Kono . By courtesy

ORIENTICIUS chinensis Logunov 1995a. (comb. n.) Zoosystematica Rossica, 3, 2: 242, f 28, 29, 31. By courtesy

Gen. Phaulostylus Simon, 1902
expected, but not yet reported from Indian Subcontinent

Type species Phaulostylus .

Phaulostylus furcifer Proszynski 1984c. Atlas ...: 105. [Madagascar] + Simon E. 1903a: 726, f 872 (= C-D).

Gen. Phausina Simon, 1902

Type species Phausina flavofrenata .

Phausina flavofrenata : Proszynski J. 1987. Atlas ...: 75. [Type species, Sri Lanka]. By courtesy.