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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library by Jerzy Proszynski 2006

Regional  Guides for Identification of Salticidae 

A pictorial key to genera of the Latin America Salticidae

Fissidentati

See also pictorial indexes for: Palaearctic Region, Oriental Region, Indian Subcontinent, Tropical Africa, N America, 
Latin America, Pacific Islands, N Zealand, Galapagos, Hawaii, Australia also Browser to the World's genera 
This page is followed by analytical pages (under construction):  
1.Traditional    division into FISSIDENTATI    PLURIDENTATI  UNIDENTATI 
 2 .By  subfamilies and groups of genera (as recognized now) Amycoida ][ Dendryphantinae][Euophryinae][Freinae]  [Heliophaninae]   [Lyssomaninae][Marpissinae]
 3. Experimental guides: ANT-LIKE APPEARANCE.
The first character is like this:
. III/1. Sternum strongly attenuated  in front and the coxae of the first pair of legs very close together. Posterior  legs (usually)
 unarmed or very sparsely spined. Fourth pair of legs much longer  than the third pair. . . .  . . . . . 2 
- Sternum very little attenuated in front, broadly truncate  and the coxae of the first pair of legs separated by a space at least as
 wide  as the labium . . ...................................................................................................... . . . . 4. 
III/2 (1). Cephalothorax short and broad, the pars  thoracica shorter than the ocular quadrangle, or at least not longer, without 
 thoracic groove (with the exception of Siloca). Ocular quadrangle much wider behind  than in front, and the small eyes of the 
second row far closer to the anterior  laterals than the posteriors.. [63a)58. SIMAETHEAE 830  [Beata,] 
Beata sp. Beata aenea (
syn. Dryphias aeneus)
- Cephalothorax low and long, the pars thoracica much longer than the ocular quadrangle, and with a thoracic groove. Ocular quadrangle with parallel sides or slightly narrower behind than in front. Small eyes of the second row not very much closer to the anterior laterals than the posteriors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 III/3 (2). Cephalothorax very low, not depressed behind the eyes, pars thoracica more than twice as long as the pars cephalica, with a very minute punctiform thoracic groove, about midway between the posterior eyes and the posterior margin of the cephalothorax. Ocular quadrangle with parallel sides. Small eyes of the second row midway between the anterior and posterior laterals. Posterior legs completely unarmed 64. ..RUDREAE 850 Rudra ) [Rudra]
Rudra cf minensis Rudra geniculata
- Cephalothorax rather low, with a transverse depression behind the eyes and a thoracic groove. Posterior legs with few minute spines.. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [63b]59. MAEVIEAE 844 (cf Maevia(Maevia
) Maevia inclemens (N America only) III/4 (1). Ocular quadrangle very large, longer than the pars thoracica or at least not shorter . ... . 5
- Ocular quadrangle wider than long, and shorter than the pars thoracica. . ...............  . . . . . . . . . 7 
III/5 (4). Small eyes of the second row midway between the anterior    and posterior laterals or occasionally behind the 
midpoint. Anterior legs with    the femur broadly clavate and the tibia very broad, disciform, and strongly  fringed.. . . . .
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 - Small eyes of the second row far closer to the anterior laterals than to the posteriors. Anterior legs not fringed .. 6 
III/6 (5). Cephalothorax short, ocular quadrangle very large, much longer than the short and sloping pars thoracica. Anterior
 legs with broadly    clavate femur, the other segments slender and cylindrical . 67. ZYGOBALLEAE 863 (cf.) 
 Rhetenor[Zygoballus,] 

Rhetenor sp. Costa Rica          Rhetenor diversipes


 Zygoballus tibialis               Zygoballus rufipes
- Cephalothorax long and ovate, pars thoracica roughly equal in length to the ocular quadrangle. Anterior legs with the femur
 clavate, the patella and tibia thick and slightly angled..  21 and [71)69. PECKHAMIEAE 494, 868 (cf. Peckhamia )
 [Consingis, Peckhamia]   

Consingis semicana

Peckhamia americana                 Peckhamia argentinensis

, Peckhamia
III/7 (4). Thoracic groove lacking . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . .................. . . 8 
   - Thoracic groove present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . . . . . . , ........................... . . . 9 
III/8 (8). Cephalothorax short and high. Ocular quadrangle much    wider than long. Small eyes of the second row midway
 between the anterior and    posterior laterals. Posterior legs with minute but numerous spines . . 67. BELLIENEAE 856 
(cf. Belliena ) [Belliena, Nagaina] 

Belliena biocellosa

 Nagaina  incunda  

   - Cephalothorax long and with virtually parallel sides. Small eyes of the second    row much closer to the anterior laterals than the posteriors. Posterior legs    unarmed or nearly so. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . . . . . . . . . 68. HYETUSSEAE 859 (cf. Hyetussa ) [Hyetussa, Tanybelus,    Atomosphyrus] 
III/9 (7). Anterior eyes in a strongly recurved, semicircular line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............ . . 10 
   - Anterior eyes in a straight or only slightly recurved line. . . . . . . .    . . . . . . . . . ................... .12 
III/10 (9). Cephalothorax high but flat above and abruptly sloping    behind, so that the posterior face is nearly vertical. 
Ocular quadrangle with parallel sides. Posterior legs very sparely and minutely spined .
 - Cephalothorax extremely high, strongly sloping both in front and behind, ocular quadrangle much narrower behind than 
in front. Posterior legs usually with strong numerous spines ....................................................... 11 
III/11 (10). Anterior lateral eyes situated behind the anterior  medians almost as in Lyssomanes. Labium wider than long. 
The four posterior legs similar to one another in length..   
   - Anterior lateral eyes normal. Labium much longer than wide. Third pair of legs much longer than the fourth pair.
III/12 (9). Posterior legs with numerous strong spines . . .    . . . . . . . . ........... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 
   - Posterior legs (at least the metatarsi of the fourth leg) sparsely and weakly spined, sometimes unarmed. 17
III/13 (12). Inferior margin of the chelicerae with a small carina with three or four serrations.
 - Inferior margin of the chelicerae with an emarginate or bifid carina . . .    . ................. . . . . . . . 14 
III/14 (13). Posterior eyes small. Eyes of the second row distinctly closer to the anterior than the posterior laterals, separated 
from the posterior eyes by much more than an eye width. Anterior eyes form a rather recurved line  
- Posterior eyes large. Small eyes of the second row midway between the anterior and posterior laterals, separated from the 
posterior eyes by no more than an eye width . . . . .................................................................... 15 
III/15 (14). Labium wider than long, semicircular. Sternum broadly heart-shaped, no longer than wide
- Labium much longer than wide. Sternum ovate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . ..................... . . . . . . 16 
III/16 (15). Superior margin of the chelicerae bidentate . 56. HASARIEAE 768 Hasarius ) [ Semnolius, 
Nebridia,   Marma,Coryphasia, Ocnotelus, Tariona, Tylogonus,Asaphobelis, Sidusa, Chloridusa, Siloca, Chapoda] 
- Superior margin of the chelicerae with 3 or 4 teeth 

Asaphobelis fasciiventris
  
Chapoda festiva                                                                             Chapoda panamana
  
Chloridusa sp.                                                                                                 viridiaurea

Coryphasia albibarbis

Marma baeri 

Nebridia semicana  

Ocnotelus  imberbis

Semnolius chrysotrichus
  
Sidusa sp                    S. gratiosa
         
Siloca  campestrata                                                                                   Siloca  sanguiniceps
 
Tariona gounellei

Tylogonus putumayo [Attention: listed in both Unidentati and Fissidentati]