Monograph of the Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2015. Part I: Introduction to alternative classification of Salticidae

Jerzy Prószyński

Appendix No 7 -Maddison's views on Salticidae phylogeny 2015

W.P. Maddison has published, with collaborators, a number of very interesting and important papers on evolution of Salticidae during years 2003-2015. Here is an excerpt on classification and phylogeny from the 2015 paper [Maddison W.P. 2015. A phylogenetic classification of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae). Journal of Arachnology 43:231Ė292].

As views of Maddison, oriented at phylogeny, differs significantly from those of Prószyński (elsewhere), oriented at identification of genera, it is interesting to see Maddison's evaluation of Prószyński contributions to taxonomy of Salticidae (below).
Page 233. ... In order to assess morphological similarities and synapomorphies, besides consulting the literature, I made heavy use of Průszynskiís (2015) compilation of drawings, and to a lesser extent Metznerís (2015). Not only does Průszynskiís compilation bring together in one place most of the illustrations in the literature, but it also includes many illustrations of Průszynskiís that are not otherwise published, including of type specimens. This resource had an important influence at every stage of this project, for every tribe and subtribe, even where not directly cited below. Without it, the current classification would have taken far longer to achieve.
... Since Průszynskiís (1976) work, the male palp has been an important focus of salticid systematics. It provides convincing or potential synapomorphies for many groups
Tables from Maddison 2015
Maddison W.P. 2015. A phylogenetic classification of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae). Journal of Arachnology 43:231Ė292, illustrations 1-124. By courtesy.