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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library Supplement
Geographical Distribution of Salticidae
by Jerzy Proszynski, 1999
New Zealand - List of Species of Salticidae
Conclusions from that paper are quoted below.
"30 genera and 200 species of Salticidae can be expected in New Zealand. The
fauna is highly endemic, both on a generic and a specific levels. Among the
endemics, two groups of species and genera, "planiceps" and "auricoma", are
the most diverse; Trite planiceps
and "Trite" auricoma being the best
known representatives of every group, respectively. Surprisingly, and despite
the results from many other spider families, the relationships between the
Salticidae of New Zealand and other areas, especially Australia are limited
to single representatives of Opisthoncus,
Ocrisiona , Helpis ,
"Clynotis" or Hypoblemum ). Also
wide-spread genera (Bianor,
Neon) are poorly represented. A few pantropical species (e.g.
Hasarius adansoni) are found in the warmer climate of North Island. To
a limited extent New Zealand is a source of fauna for other Pacific archipelagos.
For example, species of Trite, are found in New Caledonia and Caroline Islands.
Of about 50 salticid species formally described from New Zealand, only some
have been properly diagnosed and are recognisable. The majority of species
were put within wrong genera (Attus, Marpissa,
Salticus ), many other genera and
species are to be described."
With Authors' permission.
12 species, 8 genera
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