I - About this database
This "Monograph ..." purports to be a taxonomic
research tool for studies on Salticidae and an educational facility. For
each species it provides diagnostic drawings and photographs for comparison,
literature quotations, outlines of their geographical distribution
and collection repository data. Its structure of
relational database MSQL allows for quick searches of interrelated
data. The small illustrations can be enlarged, their comparison between
different species can be facilitated by loading the database twice, side
by side, on a single screen. Database of the “Monograph …” summarizes
data contained in more than 2,144 publications and collections of photographs,
and 58 collections of specimens, created by 10 generations of arachnologists
over a period of 250 years. It contains data on more than 6,420 nominal
species - including 1,876 species having diagnostic illustrations for both
sexes, 2,415 with drawings for only one sex.
1,577 species have no diagnostic drawings and cannot therefore be recognized.
The database also contains 524 "species" that
have not yet been described and constitute raw material for future descriptions.
In reality, the number of recognizable species is even smaller, owing to
the inadequate quality of many of the original drawings. My subjective
evaluation of the reliability of the current state of knowledge of particular
species is expressed by designating them as accepted, incompletely
known, inquireda, dubious,
nomina nuda and nomina museorum. These are defined as
follows: Accepted – species
in which both sexes have diagnostic drawings, or photographs, displayed
in the database; Incomplete – species
in which specimens of only one sex have diagnostic drawings, or photographs,
displayed in the database; Inquireda – species
for which no adequate diagnostic drawings, or photographs are displayed
in the database - BUT for which whereabouts of type (or
at least authoritatively identified) specimens is localized, which permits
future redescription; Dubius – species
for which exist no adequate diagnostic drawings, or photographs, and whereabouts
of type specimens is not localized; Nomina
nuda – specific
names mentioned in the literature but having no published description (labels
which sometimes discriminate species with sufficient information but presented
in an unusual way); Nomina museorum – specimens
kept in some collection, named but without published description; Undescribed -
specimens having drawings, or photographs available in the database for
future identification and/or description. I propose some changes
in classification and in synonymy, pending confirmation by further research.
As a resource for future taxonomists, unpublished data on diversity
(forms undescribed, or only partially identified) are provisionally provided.
The preliminary classification of genera into supergeneric groupings is based on the latest publications, supplemented by highly speculative, provisional filling of existing gaps.
Navigating the database
The efficient use of all resources and facilities in this relational database will require some time spent learning how to use it because of its size and complication. The database is accessible in three versions: two "dynamic" on the Internet and on DVDs, on which all search facilities are available, and the static "printout" pdf version of selected parts, read only, which can be downloaded directly from the Internet, although with the current version running at 3731 pages it is rather large for printing, and intended rather for storage on hard disc, or DVD.
Some simplification of quotations from the literature
in the present Monograph
OTHER WWW SALTICIDAE PAGES
http://wsc.nmbe.ch -World Spider Catalog. NH Museum Bern (formerly by
http://www.miiz.waw.pl/research/spiders/checklist/0-0-salticidae-selected-countries-main.htm - Keys and checklists of Salticidae of selected countries by Jerzy Prószyński, 2008 (for Poland, Ukraine, European Russia, Turkey, Israel and China - some in national languages)
http://www.tolweb.org/tree?group=Salticidae - Tree of Life: Salticidae, by Wayne Maddison. http://tolweb.org/accessory/Jumping_spiders_of_America_North_of_Mexico?acc_id=66 - of America North of Mexico by Wayne Maddison
http://peckhamia.com/ - Peckhamia page - by Peckhams Society (ed. by David Hill )
http://www.arachne.org.au/default.asp - working page on Australian spiders edited by R. Whyte.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertwhyte/show/ - slides show of Australian spiders by R. Whyte. photography info
https://www.flickr.com/people/robertwhyte/ - expert advice on how to photography spiders by R. Whyte.
http://www.peckhamia.com/nhs/nhs_videos.php - a collection of videos on Salticidae of North America, and some other spectacular animals - by Dick Walton.
http://orionmystery.blogspot.com/2012/01/tropical-spiders.html - Photos of spiders and insect from Malaysia (Peninsula, Danum Valley, Maliau Basin)
wiki.britishspiders.org.uk/index.php5?title=Category:Site_Map British Arachnological Society Site Map
http://www.xs4all.nl/~ednieuw/australian/salticidae/Salticidae.html. Australian spiders by Ed Nieuwenhuys
http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/Spiders/Salticidae/Salticidae.htm - Spiders of Northwest Europe, by Ed Nieuwenhuys http://yvanmontardi.perso.sfr.fr/montardi/salticidae/index.html - Guide to French Salticidae, by Yvan Montardi
http://www.jumping-spiders.com/index.php - Arachnida:Araneae:Salticidae by Heiko Metzner
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/jumpingspider/studycenter/ - Jumping Spider Study Center of Japan, by Hiroyoshi Ikeda
http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/pub/spiders/NewFiles/home.html - California Habronattus Homepage, by Marshal Hedin
http://www.arachnology.org/Arachnology/Pages/Salticidae.html - Salticid section of Arachnology Homepage, by William Piel & Herman Vanuytven
http://www.jorgenlissner.dk/Salticidae.aspx - Spiders of Europe and Greenland: part Salticidae, by J. Lissner
http://www.rkwalton.com/jump.php - Videos of N American Salticidae - Dick Walton "Natural History Services"
http://www.araneae.unibe.ch/index.html - spiders of Europe, by Wolfgang Nentwig, Theo Blick, Daniel Gloor, Ambros Hänggi & Christian Kropf
http://www.european-arachnology.org/reports/fauna.shtml - Fauna Europea.
http://szmn.sbras.ru/Personal/logunov/logunov.htm - personal www page of D.V.Logunov
http://szmn.sbras.ru/Personal/azarkina/azarkina_e.htm - personal www page of G.N. Azarkina
http://www.peckhamia.com/salticidologists.html - "Salticidologist" page
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/TaxBrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=1273 - Salticidae page in Barcode of Life Database Bold Systems.
http://spiders.ir/Salticidae.htm Salticidae - in: The Checklist of the Spiders of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae) --- Version 2015.
View maps in 3D with the Google Earth Plugin
Original texts of publications could be found in the Peckham Society http://peckhamia.com/,
monumental work of Eugene Simon 1901-1903 online is at http://revue-arachnologique.fr/chargements.html,
by courtesy of J.-C. Ledoux. Page of the Bulletin of the British Arachnological
Many other texts are available on numerous www sites of particular Journals,
Publishers and Institutions.
ATTENTION: new www sites dealing with Salticidae and collections of photos keep appearing in the Internet.
Validity as publication
The present 2011 version of the "Monograph ..." is the updated
continuation of the "Monograph of the Salticidae (Araneae) of the
which has been available on the Internet in subsequent semiannual
versions since 1995 and has become an official electronic publication,
(as defined by the 1999 edition of the International Code of Zoological
Nomenclature [Chapter 3, Article 7, Par 8.6]) in 2003, and again recently,
with the publication date June 30th, 2007 (ISBN 978-83-881470-6-7).
The DVD copies of this publication are deposited in:
1) the Library, Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii, Polska Akademia Nauk, ul. Wilcza 64, 00-679, Warszawa, Poland (from which copies could be also obtained);
2) the Library, Natural History Museum (British Museum), London, UK;
3) the Library, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle - Paris; 4) the Library, Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft - Frankfurt a. Main;
5) the American Museum of Natural History - New York;
6) Biblioteka Narodowa - Warszawa.
and will be also sent to some other Libraries.
Copies of this publication on DVD are available at the Library, Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii, Polska Akademia Nauk, ul. Wilcza 64, 00-679, Warszawa, Poland. Free access (on currently updated version) on Internet at http://www.peckhamia.com/salticidae/.
Disclaimer. Because of automatic functions of the computer, some data in this database may get mixed up. To ensure accuracy the user is advised to check data against Platnick's World Spider Catalogue, which is particularly reliable.
Copyright © for
each drawing and photograph included in this monograph
(all reproduced here with permission) is retained by the original copyright holders.
Copyright © 2012 for the “Monograph …” as a whole by Jerzy Prószynski.
Individual users are herewith granted a restricted license to copy and to distribute the monograph
for personal, or for nonprofit, noncommercial purposes.