Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Cryptic salticids, mottled brown or grey, stealthy and not seen to jump. on tree trunks and mossy rocks in rainforest. General remarks: Salticids in this group tend to be very cryptic and live in rainforest habitats although some specimens have been collected in gardens near rainforest.Genus: Mintonia. This genus was erected by Wanless as recently as 1984. The shape of the cephalothorax of Mintonia is similar to that of Cocalus, but is a little broader and lacks the cephalic bump. The oval abdomen is not a great deal longer, often narrower, but occasionally a little wider, than the carapace. The legs are moderately long and spiny. For M. ramipalpis, the carapace is yellowish-brown in colour with the cephalus amber and the eye surrounds black. There are patches of dark brown hairs on the thorax. The abdomen is pale yellowish brown with a covering of pale and dark amber hairs. The legs are pale yellow to yellow-brown. The colour and patterns of some species can vary noticeably from those of M. ramipalpis. Distribution: Apart from a recent record from Australia, Mintonia is known only from the south of our area in Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 326. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.
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