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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Sitticus zimmermanni (Simon, 1877)

No. 0096 Rocks and sands in C Europe

COLOR PHOT:[by Barbara Knoflach]   DRAWINGS:[ by Zabka]   
A. Lowland forms (S. zimmermanni according to Kronestedt, Logunov  2003) 
type specimen River Neisse shore<---------------------------------------> specimens from Poland 
  hungaricus - Lake Buchillon

B. Highland forms (S. atricapillus according to Kronestedt, Logunov,  2003) 
  Attus atricapillus syntype (labelled nigrocapillatus) from Italy: Basilicata.

     alpicola -f. Yugoslavia
   semivittatus from Hautes Alpes (note variation
 acc. to Logunov - should be classified as 2 species - )
     2. by Metzner - 4 - by Bristowe

Comparison of S. atricapillus and S. zimmermanni - according to Kronestedt and Logunov 2004

     3. Distribution -  by Proszynski 1983 
     4. by Proszynski 1976 <============================> 5. by Logunov, Marusik      2000b
6. Kronestedt T., Logunov D. V. 2003.

Source: Proszynski J. 1980d. Revision of the spider genus Sitticus Simon, 1901 (Aranei, Salticidae), IV. Sitticus floricola (C.L. Koch) group. Annales zoologici, Warszawa, 36: 24, f. 72-74, 77-78. With Author's and Editor's permission.
2. Metzner H. 1999. Die Springspinnen (Araneae, Salticidae) Griechenlands. Andrias 14. Staatliches Museum fur Naturkunde, Karlsruhe: 84-85, 203, f 49a-h, map 52. With Author's and Editor's permission.
3. Proszynski J. 1983. Tracing the History of a Genus from its Geographical Range by the Example of Sitticus (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae). Verh. naturwiss. Verein Hamburg, (NF) 26; 161-179. With Author's and Editor's permission.
4. Proszynski J. 1976. Studium systematyczno-zoogeograficzne nad rodzina Salticidae (Aranei) Regionow Palearktycznego i Nearktycznego. Rozprawy Wyzszej Szkoly Pedagogicznej, 6. Siedlce: map 193.With Author's and Editor's permission.
5. Logunov D.V., Marusik Y.M. 2000. Catalogue of the jumping spiders of northern Asia (Arachnida, Araneae, Salticidae). KMK Scientific Press Ltd., Moscow: 225, map 50. With Author's and Editor's permission.

6. Kronestedt T., Logunov D. V. 2003. Separation of two species standing as Sitticus zimmermanni (Simon, 1877) (Araneae, Salticidae), a pair of altudinally segregated species. Revue suisse de Zoologie. 110 (4): 855-837, f 1-22.

Conclusion: comparison of genital organs do not seem indicate spliting this species into two, lowland and highland species. In any case these forms are apparently closely related; the differences may be due to variation and, or post mortem changes during long preservation in alcohol. It seems that methods of comparison of types and a few specimens available, have served well 40 years ago but are not adequate for the present day requirements (molecular, especially DNA, and behavioral comparisons). J. Proszynski, 2003.

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