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Jerzy Prószyński    2008
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Salticidae (Araneae) of the World

Yllenus albifrons (Lucas, 1846): sensu Logunov, Marusik 2003

No. 3016 Algeria, Tunisia

There is no documentation for Logunov's opinion that this species occurs also in Israel: Negev - Be'er Mashabbim (see also drawings by Proszynski)

Neotype interpreted as belonging to Y. albifrons because collected  in the same country - Algeria and similar landscape (sandy dunes) 
as original specimen of Lucas (which  is lost),
this designation brokes rule of acceptation of  judgement of the first revident (user?) - which was L. di Caporiacco.

Source: Logunov D.V., Marusik Y.M. 2003b. A revision of the genus Yllenus Simon, 1868 (Arachnida, Araneae, Salticidae). KMK Scientific Press Ltd., Moscow, : 23 figs 86-97, 172-173, map 7. With Author's and Editor's permission. - Comment by J. Proszynski: interpretation of the species is done arbitrarily on the basis of assumption that Logunov's specimens must be identical with the lost original types from a distant locality, because of alleged environment similarity. The assumption may be right, but is it? Epigynum is rather special but shoving extensive variation of it (figs 95, 97) Logunov does not provide documentation of internal structure of so different forms, so do they belong to the same species?

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