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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
PELLENINAE
trial version

by Jerzy Prószyński & John T.D. Caleb
Version June 5th, 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 defined by diagnostic illustrations in the taxonomic literature and Internet, arranged by similarities of embolus and spermophor. Images are displayed as thumbnails to save space and allow for rapid scanning of supposedly closely-related species. Thumbnails are small versions of illustrations in other parts of the monograph, where are displayed together with particulars of their sources and permissions.

Introduction

Definition. Epigyne with prominent, median, sclerotized pocket, followed on both sides by shallow, sclerotized grooves. Males with embolus inside thick, fleshy sheath structure (see scan of Pellenes lapponicus), in some species with complicated apical structures . Spermathecae and ducts in a form of either compact, sclerotized bodies, internally convoluted, or complicated loops.

Identification of Pelleninae by male palps

Identification of Pelleninae by internal structure of epigyne

Identification of Pelleninae by appearance of epigyne

Identification of Pelleninae by color pattern

Gen. Dexippus Thorell, 1891

Type species Dexippus kleini.

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Dexippus kleini +b) taiwanensis : Proszynski 1984c. Atlas ..: 33 [Sumatra] +b) Peng X, Li S. 2002c. Zool. Studies
41 (3): 339-340, figs 5-8. [Taiwan]. By courtesy.
Dexippus topali : Proszynski 1992b. Ann. zool. 44, 9: 170-171, f 12-19. By courtesy. [India].

Gen. Pellenes Simon, 1876

Type species Pellenes tripunctatus.

Pellenes(Pellenes) tripunctatus : Proszynski 1984c. Atlas ...: 103 + ©Photo J. Lissner. [Type species, Europe, Azerbaijan, Madagascar ???].By courtesy.
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Pellenes seriatus [compared with tripunctatus] :Logunov, Marusik 1994. Arthr. Sel., 5 (1/2): 106, f. 4A-E
+ ©Photo A. Noordam. + A. Sengle + Shazia Quasin - India: Nanda Devi National Park (2000-4000 m). By courtesy.
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Pellenes (Pelmultus) nigrociliatus : Proszynski. Ann. zool., 2003a, 53 (1): 116-117, figs 460, 471-472, 729-733
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[Europe, Central Asia]. .
Pellenes allegrii : Proszynski 1984c: 100 [Urdukas (Karakorum) m 4000; VI. 1929. Coll. Caporiacco. Mus.Florence].
Pellenes allegrii : Logunov, Marusik,Rakov 1999, 33: 113-117, figs 60-70, 80-82, 89, 90,92 - from Kazakhstan
and Kyrghyzstan, suposed to by conspecific.
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Pellenes gobiensis : Wesolowska 1981b. Ann. zool., 36: 152-153, ff. 70-71+ Logunov 1992b. Arthr. Sel., 1 (2): 60-61, f 5a-h.
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Pellenes(Pelpaucus) limbatus : Logunov, Marusik, Rakov 1999: 33: 105, f. 10, 15, 17
+ Prószyński 1982 Ann. hist. nat. Mus. hung., 74: 285-287, ff. 37-40. [Central Asia] By courtesy.
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Pellenes ostrinus + (=?) diagonalis: Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool. 53 (1): 117-119, f 461-462, 476-482 + f 483. Mediterranean.
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Pellenes ostrinus (?) : Israel: Judean foothils. ©Photo Amir Weinstain + Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool.,
53 (1): 113, f 462. By courtesy.
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Pellenes lapponicus: Proszynski 1991: 512-514 ff. 1369.1-4 + Paquin, Duperre 2006. Zootaxa 1133: 21-23, f 41-46.
Logunov, Marusik 1999c. Arthr. Sel. 8(4): 269, f 22-23. [Finlandia, Alps, Siberia, Canada]. By courtesy.