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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

Unidentati

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: or outer posterior edge of chelicerae not developed, single tooth with several cones on inner edge (Sitticinae)

II/1. Posterior margin of the cephalothorax  and the pedicel visible from above. Coxae of the second pair of  legs separated  
from the coxae of the third pair of legs. The fourth pair of legs with the coxae  not shorter than the trochanter, or at least not
 much shorter. . . ................................................................................................. ................... click  3
 - Posterior margin of the cephalothorax and the pedicel invisible from above,  covered by the abdomen. All coxae on both 
sides contiguous . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................................................ . . click 5
 
 II/3(2). Pars cephalica higher than the pars thoracica. Sternum truncate in front,  not attenuated, anterior ae separated from 
one another more widely, or at least  not more narrowly, than the rest of the coxae. Inferior margin of the chelicerae  with a 
single tooth. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ZUNIGEAE  [ Sarinda,  Simprulla, Zuniga,] 
              

Sarinda sp Sarinda nigra Simprulla nigricolor, Zuniga magna - Pars cephalica not higher than pars thoracica. Sternum attenuated in front and the coxae of the first pair of legs close together. . Inferior margin of the chelicerae with a single tooth. First pair of legs robust, femur clavate and tibia ovate. [ Bellota, Chirothecia, Descanso,Osericta, Semora, Semorina, Sebastira]

Bellota wheeleri -


Chirothecia clavimana    

  
Descanso discicollis         Descanso ventrosus


Osericta chelifer 

  
Semora 

                           
Semorina brachychelynae     Semorina megachelynae    

 
Sebastira    instrata                                             plana      
II/5.  Inferior margin of the chelicerae without a tooth or with only a very minute and fine tooth ....click          6 
-  Inferior margin of the chelicerae with a strong conical tooth.         . . . . . . . ................... . .... . . click          9
   6. without tooth                  9. large tooth      II/6(1).          Third pair of legs much longer than the fourth pair of legs          . . . . . . . . . . . . ......... . . . . . click  7
 - Third pair of legs much          shorter than the fourth pair of legs . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................          . . . . .click           

8 II/7(6).  Pars cephalica strongly tuberculate near the eyes, depressed on each side  between the eyesț Sternum wide,
hardly at all attenuate in front, and  broadly truncate, the coxae of the first pair of legs widely separated.... [Corythalia] 
  
Corythalia sp. 1                                                              Corythalia argentinensis 

Corythalia sp. 2. 

- Pars cephalica flat, not impressed on the sides. Sternum strongly attenuated in front,  and the coxae of the first pair of 
 legs close together. [ Saitidops]

 II/8(6). Pars thoracica  impressed with a thoracic groove behind the eyes. Legs with numerous strong  spines . SITTICEAE 
  577 (cf           Sitticus ) [Sitticus,          Ailluticus, ] 

     Sitticus canus                                                                         Sitticus leucoproctus

Ailutticus nitens
- Pars thoracica without a thoracic groove. Legs weakly and sparingly spined [ Jollas, Semiopyla, ] Jollas amazonicus Type species Jollas geniculatus (from Venezuela) Semiopyla cataphracta (1 mm long!),
  II/9(5). Tibia and patella of the third pair of legs longer (or at least not shorter) than the tibia and patella of the fourth
   pair of legs. ........................................................................................................          . .click           10 
 -Tibia and patella of  the third pair of legs shorter than the tibia and patella of the fourth  pair of legs click          17 
 
 II/10(9). Ocular quadrangle large, with sides parallel or  wider  behind than in front,  but narrower than the cephalothorax
  behind. Posterior eyes (of 3rd row) of moderate size, separated from the small eyes of the  2nd row by more than the 
  width of one posterior eye. Pars cephalica tuberculate on each side and depressed between the eyes. Posterior legs with
   numerous strong spines. Sternum strongly  attenuate in front.. [ Diagondas, Frigga), Nycerella  ,Phiale          ]   
Diagondas
                   
Frigga                sp. cf.  coronigera Frigga                 coronigera
      
Frigga                crocuta (transpacific: S America to Australia)     
Nycerella delecta from Costa Rica Nycerella volucripes [Attention: distinct similarities to European Icius] Phiale guttata - Ocular quadrangle with sides often narrower behind than in front, or parallel ................................................ . click 13
II/13 (10). Labium not longer than its width at the base. Sternum short, not attenuated in front, and broadly truncate.
 [ Ilargus, Maeota] 
 
Ilargus  coccineus 

 Maeota  dichrura

- Labium distinctly longer than wide. Sternum more or less attenuated in  front. Ocular quadrangle much narrower behind
  than in front, small eyes of the 2nd row located much closer to the anterior laterals than to the  posterior laterals (3rd row)
  [Attention: cuplets 10-16 repeat the same state of characters as difference - to be checked on specimens - JP.] click 16 
II/16 (15). [Asaracus,          Chira (= ?Shira), Vinnius,          ]
   
Asaracus sp. - Brazil Asaracus megacephalus
           
Chira  cf. distincta Chira trivittata         

 Vinnius    subfasciatus 

Ocular  quadrangle a little narrower behind than in front. Posterior eyes large,  separated from the small eyes of the 2nd row by 
less than the width of  the posterior eye (or at least not more). Small eyes midway between the anterior and posterior laterals or 
perhaps slightly closer to the posteriors. PLEXIPPEAE 710 [ Capidava, Eustiromastix,  Freya, Plexippus, Thiratoscirtus, ]  

Capidava auriculata  
    
Eustiromastix sp.        Eustiromastix obscurus
  
 Freya regia                                                                  Freya chionopogon                               Freya maculatipes
  
Plexippus paykulli 
      
Thiratoscirtus patagonicus [possibly African genus, type mislabelled by Simon - see. T. Szuts]

- II/17(9).          Small eyes of the second row much further from the posterior laterals than from the anterior ..click   18 
- Small eyes of the second row midway (or nearly) between the anterior          and posterior laterals.... 24 

 II/18 (17). Ocular quadrangle much wider behind than in front . . . . . . .          . . . . . . . . . . ........ . . . 19 
 - Ocular quadrangle with virtually parallel sides .Cephalothorax  normal, gradually sloping behind. Anterior 
 legs more robust than the others          .....click          22 
II/19 (18). Posterior legs with numerous strong spines. Pars thoracica marked with a short oval thoracic groove
 distinctly behind the eyes (except Atelurius).. HURIEAE 583  Hurius)          [Atelurius, Hurius,  Scoturis, ]

Atelurius segmentatus

Hurius vulpinus 

Hurius aeneus           

Scoturis tigris

 - Posterior legs with only a few minute spines,  usually unarmed, except for the metatarsi and the apical whorls of spines  20

II/20 (19).  Pars thoracica longer than the pars cephalica, and marked by a thoracic  groove behind the eyes DENDRYPHANTEAE
(in part) [ Ashtabula, Avitus, Bagheera, Dendryphantes, , Hentzia, Lurio,   Paradamoetas Sassacus, Thammaca]   

    
Ashtabula zonura                           dentata                                                               sexguttata
  
Avitus longidens        diolenii
 
Bagheera kiplingi

Dendryphantes - Palaearctic species: D. rudis  

Dendryphantes  - Palaearctic species: D. hastatus (type species)

Dendryphantes  mordax - species from Uruguay:
  
Hentzia palmarum - type species
  
Lurio  sp.                                    Lurio  solennis

Paradamoetas formicina
  
Sassacus papenhoei - type species from USA 

 Sassacus flavicinctus

Thammaca coriacea
    
- Cephalothorax very wide. Pars thoracica shorter than the pars cephalica or at least 
not longer, either without a thoracic groove, or a with a very minute, hardly visible one between the eyes .[Alcmena, Bianor]

Alcmena psittacina
 
Bianor biocellosus (single S American species)
 II/22 (21). Sternum strongly attenuated in front, almost as much as in Marpissa. Ocular quadrangle with parallel sides
- Sternum hardly at all attenuated in front and widely truncate between the anterior coxae. Ocular quadrangle slightly 
  narrower behind than in front . . . .  . . .................................................................................          . . . click          23

 II/23 (22). Anterior eyes in a recurved line. 4th pair of legs unarmed, long, with the trochanters hardly shorter than the coxae.[ Itata]   .

Itata  sp.

 Itata   tipuloides     

Anterior eyes in a straight or very slightly procurved line. Fourth pair of legs normal, with few minute spines [Cotinusa]         

        
Cotinusa sp         distinct            trifasciata                           puella - unclear - is it pluridentaot or unidentati?
[Attention: Simon 1901a list  Cotinusa as Pluridentati (pages 456-468) and Gophoa as Unidentati) (p.588-589) (synonymyzed by Galiano 1963b: 360)] 
 II/24 (17). Sternum strongly attenuated in front and the coxae of the first pair of legs subcontiguous. Thoracic groove rather
 long, situated a little behind the posterior eyes. Anterior legs usually strongly spined. Posterior metatarsi longer than the tarsi
 40. MARPISSEAE 590  Marpissa          ) [ Breda, Deloripa,          Helvetia,          Marpissa,          Menemerus] 
 
Breda   milvina                             apicalis

Deloripa semialba 
 
Helvetia sp.                     Helvetia santrema
  
"Marpissa"              magna                                        broadwayi 
  
Menemerus semilimbatus (immigrant)
-  Sternum not attenuated in          front and widely truncate between the anterior coxae . . ................          . .click           26
  II/26(24). Posterior legs with numerous strong spines. Thoracic groove very minute, hardly discernible . 
..................... EUOPHRYDEAE 568           Euophrys) [Akela, Euophrys,          Rhyphelia] 

Akela ruricola
  
Euophrys frontalis (Europe, type) Euophrys  mapuche  (Chile) 

Rhyphelia variegata

- Posterior legs with a few minute spines. Thoracic groove rather long, situated a little behind the eyes .Cephalothorax high,
almost as in Viciria. Inferior margin of the chelicerae oblique and not lobed, armed with a strongly pointed, triangular tooth 
 rather far from the base of the fang. [Tutelina,  Tylogonus, ] 
 
Tutelina similis (N America)

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

Genera described recently


Theriella tenuistyla

Yepoella crassistyli