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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 2001

 Stichius albomaculatus Thorell, 1890 
sensu J. Proszynski 1987  

No. 3806 Sumatra 

Source: Proszynski    J. 1984c. Atlas rysunkow diagnostycznych mniej znanych Salticidae. Zeszyty Naukowe WSRP, Siedlce: 57. 
See also: Logunov D.V. 2001 (nominally 2000) . Redefinition of the Genus Bianor Peckham et Peckham, 1885 and Harmochirus 
Simon, 1885, with establishment of a new genus Sibianor gen. n. ( Aranei: Salticidae ). Arthropoda Selecta, Moscow 9 (4): 236, 281-282
With Author's and Editor's permission. 
Comment by J. Proszynski: Logunov 2001: 281-282 is right that the status of this species is to be clarified after examination of the type specimen
kept in Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Genoa. The specimen from the Thorell collection in Stockholm Museum, ilustrated above, is not the type. 
Prior to that, conclusions on synonymy is premature. However, Logunov states also that after re-examination of the above illustrated specimen he came 
to the conclusion that Stichius albomaculatus "seems to be a junior synonyme of  Bianor  incitatus". It is curious how species with so strikingly
 different palpal organs could be conspecific? And as the above specimen is not the type of the species, how could it be basis for synonymisation of 
both names? 

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