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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.
Monograph of the Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2014 Introduction to alternative classification of Salticidae

Classification of the Salticidae genera of the World
group of genera

AELURILLINES

by Jerzy Prószyński
Version December 31st, 2015

Note on illustrations. This introduction to classification of Salticidae includes only species defined by diagnostic illustrations in the taxonomic literature, arranged by similarities of embolus and spermophor. Images are displayed as thumbnails to save space and allow for rapid scanning of theoretically closely-related species. Thumbnails are small versions of illustrations in other parts of the monograph, whera are displayed together with particulars of their sources and permissions.

Gen. Aelurillus Simon, 1884 (59 species)

Type species Aelurillus v-insignitus.
DIAGNOSIS. Confront to general characteristics of AELURILLINES which have the whole bulbus covered by opaque sclerotized tegulum and a coil of embolus hidden behind anterior part of tegulum, from where only its tip protrudes. Bulbus usually ends posteriorly by sharp pointed triangle, sometimes with narrow "tail". There is often also a small, conical protuberance ("bump") on tegulum. Tibial apophysis is short and robust, sometimes sclerotized and hook like, often accompanied dorsally by fleshy protuberance. Female epigyne, usually in a form of sclerotized flat plate, with indistinct, small copulatory openings, but often with sclerotized "wings" or edges, sclerotized chambers of spermathecae in a form of a pair of compact bodies with convoluted internal chambers, or a chain of irregular chambers. Copulatory ducts are sclerotized, or short and indistinct, even invisible.
More detailed features of the genus Aelurillus include short and bent sclerotized tibial apophysis, followed by triangular, fleshy protuberance. Epigyne anteriorly with sclerotized, transverse, semi arched "wings", spermathecae compact, with internal convoluted ducts. Color pattern dark gray with white streaks and spots. Diagnostic drawings below are integral part of definition.

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Aelurillus v-insignitus - form [species] black : Żabka 1997. Salticidae. F. Polski 19: 37-38, 117, f 38-46 + Proszynski, 1971e. Ann. zool., 28: 236, f 8-26 + ©Photo J. Lissner. By courtesy
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Aelurillus v-insignitus - form [species] gray : Zabka 1997. Salticidae. F. Polski 19: 36-37, 115-116, f 25-37 + COMPARISON
OF EMBOLUS in gray and black forms + Proszynski, 1971e. Ann. zool., 28: 236, f 8-26. By courtesy
Aelurillus kochi: Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool.: 30-32, f 17, 23, 29, 35, 61-62, 65-69. By courtesy.
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Aelurillus aeruginosus+b) angularis : Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool., 2003, 53 (1): 20-22, f 8, 13-14, 21, 27, 33,
39-42, 46-49, 53-56 +b) 22, f 57-60 + ©Phot by R. R. Jackson.
By courtesy.
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Aelurillus basseleti : Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool.: 36, f 94, 95 + Azarkina, Logunov 2006. Bull. Br. arachn. Soc. 13: 234, f 13-31.
Aelurillus bokerinus: Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool.: 22-24, f 20, 26, 32, 38, 43-45, 50-52, 63-64. By courtesy.
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Aelurillus catherinae +b) cognatus +c) jerusalemicus: Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool.: 53 (1): 24-25, f 18, 24, 30
+b) 25-27, f 63, 64 +c) 30, f 90.. By courtesy.
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Aelurillus concolor (s. iranus) : Proszynski 1966. Senck. biol., 47: 463-467, f 2-4.7 + Wesolowska 1996.
Arthr. Sel., 5 (1/2): 21-23, f 2a-c, 3 a-c. By courtesy.
Aelurillus conveniens: Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool.: 27-28, f 11, 15-16, 22, 28, 34, 70-74. By courtesy.
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Aelurillus faragallai : Proszynski 1993. Fauna of Saudi Arabia. 13: 29, f 1-8. + ©photo Tamas Szuts (types: male and female).
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c)
Aelurillus gershomi+b) politiventris : Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool.53, 1: 28-30, f 75-78, 84-85 +b) 34-35, f 10, 79-81, 82-83 +c) ©Photo Asaf Uzan. By courtesy.
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Aelurillus hirtipes: A) verification by drawings of not examined holotype with newly identified specimen + reasons for synonymy + terra typica of holotype - Djaned Oasis with newly identified specimen collected somewhere in Tibesti Mountains; B-C) Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool.: 8(4): 236, f 16-19[A. sinaicus - paratype from Sinai] + Azarkina, Logunov 2006. Bull.Br. arachnol. Soc. 13: 237, f 33-45. By courtesy.
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Aelurillus lutosus : Proszynski 1979. Ann. zool. 34: 303, f 1 (holotype). + Azarkina. 2002b. Arthr. Sel., 11 (1): 97-103, f 50-63.
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Aelurillus m-nigrum +b) nabataeus: Proszynski J. 1979. Ann. zool.: 34: 303, f 2-7 + Azarkina 2002. Bull. Bri. arachn. Soc.,
12 (6): 259-255, f 71,72-80 +b) Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool. 53, 1: 32-34, f 9, 719-720. By courtesy.
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Aelurillus plumipes [+syn? cervinus & mayeti ]: Proszynski 1976: f 319-322 (Holotype "Algeria, Bona) + 184, f 313-318
+ 2003a. Ann. zool. : 36, f 91- 93 + Azarkina, Logunov 2006. Bull. Br. arachn. Soc. 13: 245, f. 99-108 (Holotype of A. mayeti).
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Aelurillus afghanus +b) balearus +c) bosmansi +d) blandus : Azarkina 2006a. A. zool. bulg., Suppl. 1: 64-65, f 1-5
+b) 65-66, f 6-16 +c) 67-68, f 7-26 +d) Azarkina 2002. Bull. British arachn. Soc. 12 (6): 250-251, f 1-8 + Metzner 1999.
Andrias 14: 73-74, 193, 197, f 39a-h, 43k. By courtesy.
Aelurillus ater : Azarkina G. N. 2002b. Arthr. Sel., 11 (1): 89-93, f 1-14, t 1. By courtesy.
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Aelurillus cretensis +b) kronestedti : Azarkina, 2002 Bull. British arachn. Soc.: 251, f. 9-18 +b) Azarkina 2004.
Bull. British arachn. Soc.13 (2): 49-51, figs 1-10 + Caleb et al. 2015. Tamil Nadu. Peckhamia 124.1: 2, f 1-5. By courtesy.
b)c)
Aelurillus improvisus +b) laniger +c) lopadusae : Azarkina, 2002a Bull. British arachn. Soc.: 12 (6): 253, f 19-30 +b) Logunov,
Marusik 1999. Arthr. Sel. 8 (4): 265, f 1-6 +c) ©photo Tomasinelli - det.by Azarkina [see also: Cantarella 1983: 53, f. 1-9, 13-16].
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Aelurillus logunovi +b) marusiki : Azarkina 2004. Bull. Bri. arachn. Soc.13 (2): 51-52, figs 10-24 +b) Azarkina 2002 Bull.
Brit. arachn. Soc12 (6): 255-257, f 44-53. By courtesy.
Aelurillus minimontanus : Azarkina 2002. Bull. Brit. arachn. Soc., 12 (6): 257, f. 54-62. By courtesy.
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Aelurillus minutus : Azarkina 2002. Bull. Brit. arachn. Soc., 12 (6): 258-259, f 64-70, 71. By courtesy. ATTENTION: this is not a Rafalus, matching of this female with Rafalus stanislawi is mistake, distribution - as interpreted by Azarkina 2006a - improbable. JP.
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Aelurillus muganicus +b) cypriotus : Azarkina G. N. 2002b. Arthr. Sel., 11 (1): 103, f 64-75, t 1 + Azarkina 2006a.
A. zool. bulgarica, Suppl. 1: 68-70, f 28-37. By courtesy.
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Aelurillus nenilini +b) helvenacius : Azarkina 2002a. Brit. arachn. Soc., 12 (6): figs 71, 81-85 + 2002b. Arthr. Sel., 11 (1):
f. 77-80 +b) Logunov 1993c. Arthr. Sel., 2(2): 47-49, f 1a-b. By courtesy.
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Aelurillus monardi : Azarkina 2002a. Brit. arachn. Soc., 12 (6): figs 71, 81-85 + 2002b. Arthr. Sel., 11 (1):
f. 77-80 +b) Logunov 1993c. Arthr. Sel., 2(2): 47-49, f 1a-b + Azarkina, Logunov 2006. Bull. Br. arachnol. Soc. 13: 243, f 1-8, 83-97 + Lucas 1846: 156, t 7, f 2 + ©Photo J. Holstein. By courtesy.
Aelurillus madagascariensis : Azarkina 2009. J. afrotr. Zool.: 5: 174-176, f 14-28, 33-34. By courtesy.
Aelurillus russelsmithi : Azarkina, 2009. J. afrotr. Zool.: 5: 171-174, f 1-13, 30-32, 35. By courtesy.
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Aelurillus unitibialis +b) leipoldae : Azarkina 2002a. Bull. Brit. arachn. Soc.,Soc., 12 (6): 261-262, f 86-96 +b) 253, f 31-43.
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Aelurillus luctuosus : Azarkina, Logunov 2006. Bull. Br. arach. Soc. 13: 238, f 9-12, 46-8 + Lucas 1846: 139, t 5, f 7.
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Aelurillus brutus : Wesolowska 1996. Arthr. Sel., 5 (1/2): 23-24, f 4a-b + Azarkina 2002b. Arthr. Sel.,
11 (1): 93-94, f 15-28, t 1. By courtesy.
Aelurillus dubatolovi : Azarkina 2002b. Arthr. Sel. 11(1): 95-97, f 29-49. By courtesy.
Aelurillus subaffinis : Szuts, Azarkina 2002. Ann. Hist.-Nat. Hung., 94: 209-215, f 1-6 (Lectotype) + ©photo T. Szuts, 2001.
b)c)d)
Aelurillus galinae +b) jocquei +c) guecki +d) andreevae: Wesolowska,van Harten, 2010. Arthr. Fauna UAE. 3: 28, f 1-7,
photo 1-2 +b) Wesołowska,Russel-Smith 2011 Ann. zool. 61(3): 557, f 215, 216 +c) Metzner 1999. Andrias 14: 74-75, 194, 197,
f 40a-k, 43i, map 42. By courtesy.
Aelurillus kopetdaghi : Wesolowska W. 1996. Arthropoda Selecta, 5 (1/2): 24-25, f 5a-d, 6a-c. By courtesy.
Aelurillus mirabilis : Wesolowska 2006b. African Entomology, 14 (2): 225-256, f 1-16. . By courtesy.
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Aelurillus reconditus [MISPLACED] +b) tumidulus: Wesolowska, van Harten 1994: 2-4, f 3-5 [placement?]
+b) Wesolowska, Tomasiewicz, 2008. J. Afrotr. Zool. 4: 4-5, f 1-4 . By courtesy.
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Aelurillus lucasi : ©Phot J. Holstein©Photo J. Lissner. By courtesy. [see also: Wunderlich, 1995b: 420, f. 39-41].
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Aelurillus numidicus b) steinmetzi : Lucas 1846: 152, t 6, f 10. +b) Metzner H. 1999. Andrias 14: 76-77,
195, 197, f 41a-k, 43h . By courtesy.
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Aelurillus schembri +b) steliosi +c) tenebrosus : Cantarella T. 1982b. Animalia, 9 (1/3): 239-244, f 1-4, 10-18
+b) Butt, Beg 2000 Pakist. J. Zool. 32 (1): 75, f 1a-d. By courtesy.

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