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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.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

Disclaimer,This is a work in progress, continually being developed and revised. Proposed taxonomic names included here are not valid unless subsequently published in accepted taxonomic papers. 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. Stenaelurillus Simon, 1885 (28 species)

Type species Stenaelurillus nigricaudus.
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.
Resembles other species of the genus by bulbus covered entirely by tegulum and coil of embolus hidden behind tegulum, there are some processes of bulbus emerging together with embolus from underneath of tegulum, or protuberances and fringes developed on tegulum, their structure not yet sufficiently understood. Tibial apophysis single.
Appearance of epigyne not yet sufficiently understood, its internal structures consist of spherical body, or two, or elongate vessel, copulatory ducts short and indistinct. Color patter unusually rich and vivid for this group of genera: face may display vivid areas of striking colors, or light reflecting scales. Basic color of body includes striking light streaks on carapace and abdomen, the latter may have also a pair of small but distinct white round dots. Some species may be covered by light reflecting scales, this pattern should be documented by macrographs of live specimens, whenever possible. Diagnostic drawings below are integral part of definition.

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Stenaelurillus nigricaudus : Berland, Millot 1941: 12, 2: 313, f 14. + Szuts, Scharff 2005. A. zool. Hungar. 51: 372, f 7a-c, 8a-d + Wesołowska W. 2014. ©Zoosystema 36 (3): 610-612, f 9. .
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Stenaelurillus lesserti : ©Photo J. Caleb + Kartikheyan. By courtesy
Stenaelurillus natalensis : Haddad, Wesolowska, 2006. Ann. zool., 56(3): 580-586, f 20-36, map 37. By courtesy
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Stenaelurillus cristatus : Wesolowska, Russel-Smith. 2000. Trop. Zool., 13 (1): 96-98, f 261-268 +b) Szuts, Scharff 2005.
Acta zool. Acad. Sci. Hungar. 51: 375, f 7D-E, 9A-D. By courtesy. By courtesy
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Stenaelurillus darwini +b) fuscatus : Wesolowska, Russel-Smith. 2000. Trop. Zool., 13 (1): 98-101, f 269-276 b) 101-102,
f 277-280. By courtesy
Stenaelurillus glaber : Wesolowska, Russel-Smith, 2011 . Ann. zool., 56(3): 580-586, f 20-36, map 37. By courtesy
Stenaelurillus guttiger : Haddad, Wesolowska 2006. Ann. zool., 56(3): 576-580, f 1-19. By courtesy
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Stenaelurillus hirsutus : Lessert, 1927: 433, f 18 + ©Photo T. Szuts (hirsutus (?) from Ghana). By courtesy.
Stenaelurillus iubatus : Wesołowska, Russel-Smith 2011. Ann. zool. 61(3): 594-595, f 155-160, 241-243. By courtesy
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Stenaelurillus striolatus +b) leucogrammus +c) albopunctatus : Wesołowska, Russel-Smith 2011. Ann. zool. 61(3): 597-598, f 153-154, 247-249 +b) Proszynski 1984c. Atlas ...: 139 +Wesolowska & Cumming, 2011: J. Afrotrop. Zool. 7: 98-99, f 81-84 +c) Wesołowska 2014. ©Zoosystema 36 (3): 597-598, f 1. By courtesy.
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Stenaelurillus furcatus: Wesołowska 2014. ©Zoosystema 36 (3): 601-602, f 3. By courtesy.
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Stenaelurillus kavango: Wesołowska 2014. ©Zoosystema 36 (3): 604-605, f 5. By courtesy.
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Stenaelurillus latibulbis: Wesołowska 2014. ©Zoosystema 36 (3): 606-607, f 6. By courtesy.
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Stenaelurillus modestus: Wesołowska 2014. ©Zoosystema 36 (3): 608-610, f 8. By courtesy.
Stenaelurillus pecten: Wesołowska 2014. ©Zoosystema 36 (3): 612, f 10, 16a-c. By courtesy.
Stenaelurillus specularis: Wesołowska 2014. ©Zoosystema 36 (3): 612-616, f 11. By courtesy.
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Stenaelurillus sudanicus: Wesołowska 2014. ©Zoosystema 36 (3): 616-618, f 12, 16D. By courtesy.
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Stenaelurillus zambiensis : Wesołowska 2014. ©Zoosystema 36 (3): 618, f 14. By courtesy.
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Stenaelurillus lesserti : Proszynski 1984c. Atlas ...: 139 + Photos by courtesy of M. Freudenschuss (Syntype: India: NHM Wien) + Sebastian et al. 2015. W Ghats. Zookeys. 491: 72–77, f 4A–C, 5A–G, 6A–C, 7B, 10A–J, 11A–F +b) Personal gift from Wesolowska - photo of specimen from Sri Lanka [display of diagnostic drawings of syntype specimen publshed in Oriental Insects 2013: 47(4) not allowed by Francis & Taylor Ltd.]. By courtesy.
Stenaelurillus albus : Sebastian et al. 2015. W Ghats. Zookeys. 491: 65-72, f 1A–B, 2A–G, 3A–C, 7A, 8A–I, 9A–F. By courtesy.
Stenaelurillus pilosus: Wesołowska, Russel-Smith. 2011. Ann. zool. 61(3): 595-596, f 161-166, 244-246. By courtesy
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Stenaelurillus ignobilis +b) mirabilis : Wesolowska & Cumming, 2011: J. Afrotrop. Zool. 7: 96-98, f 79-80
+b) Wesolowska W., A. Russel-Smith. 2000. Trop. Zool., 13 (1): 102, f 281-289. By courtesy.
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Stenaelurillus setosus + sp [setosus?] : Proszynski 1984c. Atlas ...: 138 ["Tenasserim, Burma" - coll. Oates] + sp [setosus?] India: Mangalore. ©Photo Marashetty Seenappa, Facebook. By courtesy. [ W. Wesolowska 2013: 202 consider this species
irrecognizable, hence name nudum. I propose to wait until fauna of Burma, ALL species living there, will be known. J. Prˇszynski.]
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Stenaelurillus soricinus +b) sp [Kenya] +c) Uganda, Kadam : Proszynski 1984c. Atlas ...: 138 +b) Proszynski 1984c: 140
[Kenya. Diani Beach] +c) [Uganda, Kadam]. By courtesy
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Stenaelurillus triguttatus +b) werneri +c) uniguttatus : Proszynski 1984c. Atlas ...: 138 ["thibet chinois"]
+b) Proszynski 1984c. Atlas ...: 139 [Afrika: Mongalla.] +c) Lessert 1925a. 31 (13): 478 f 64, 65. By courtesy
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Stenaelurillus abramovi +b) marusiki +c) hainanensis +d) minutus : Logunov, 2008. Acta arachn., 57(1): 43-44, figs 1-7
+b) Logunov 2001. Arthr. Sel., 10 (1): 66, f 27-30 +c) Peng X. 1995. Acta zootax. sin. 20, 1: 35-38, f 1-12 +d) Song, Zhu, Chen 1999: 560, f 317M-N. By courtesy
Stenaelurillus kronestedti : Prochniewicz , Heciak 1994. Annales zoologici, 45: 39, f 7a-k, 8a-e.. By courtesy
Stenaelurillus sarojinae. : Caleb, Mathai, 2014b. JEZS 2 (5): 64-65, f 24-30 (Andhra Pradesh) + Caleb et al. 2015.
Peckhamia 124,1: 12-17, 57-81. By courtesy.
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Stenaelurillus metallicus. : ©Photo J. Caleb Tamil Nadu. Caleb, Mathai 2016. Zootaxa 4103 (2): 185–188. © 2016 Magnolia Press. By courtesy.
Stenaelurillus digitus. : Prajapati et al. 2016. Zootaxa 4171 (2): 327, f. 1C–D, 6A–D, 7A–E, 8A–C, 9A–D, 11. ©Magnolia Press. By courtesy.
Stenaelurillus gabrieli : Prajapati et al. 2016. Zootaxa 4171 (2): 323, f.1A–B, 2A–C, 3A–F, 4A–C, 5A–D, 10. ©Magnolia Press. By courtesy.