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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.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 1995-2015. Introduction to alternative classification of Salticidae
Classification of the Salticidae genera of the World
group of genera
EUOPHRYINES
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. Lycidas Karsch, 1878 (20 species)

Type species Lycidas - vacant -after transfer of the original type species L. anomalus to Maratus.
REMARKS. The species below are left provisionally in Lycidas, until taxonomic revision (this is NEW! procedure outside Nomenclatorical Codex, but apparently reasonable one, limiting repeated transfers of whole lists of nominal species).
REMARKS 2. Genera Jotus, Hypoblemum, Lycidas, Maratus, Saitis and probably some related, require taxonomic revision of ALL species. Their definitions are unclear and incomplete, due to fragmentary knowledge of their morphology and biology. The practice of wholesale transfer of large number of species, following their incidentally designated type species, creates chaos. These genera are closely related, which is demonstrated by structure of their palps and spermathecae, their behavioral mark is signaling during courtship (and other encounters) by lifting third pair of legs and abdomen,. Following brilliant observations by J. Otto genus Maratus enrich display by spreading lateral flaps of abdomen ("wings"), however Lycidas anomalus, type species of genus Lycidas has not such flaps - so its reclassification to Maratus is disputable - but it forces transfers of large number of Lycidas species, about whose behavior we know nothing.
DIAGNOSIS. Absence of white third tarsus of legs in males (proposed provisional difference with Maratus and related genera).
Diagnostic drawings below are integral part of definition.


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Lycidas auripes : Davies Todd, Zabka 1989. Mem. Queens. Mus., 27 (2): 238, 244, t. 46 + ©Photo Otto, Hill 2012b. Peckhamia 103(1): 5-7, f [plates] 2-6 + [as Jotus a.] ©Zhang J., Maddison 2015: Zootaxa 3938 (1): 29, f 491-496.© Magnolia Press. By courtesy.
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Lycidas anomaliformis +b) bitaeniatus: Zabka M. 1987b. Ann. zool., 40, 1: 473-474, ff. 52-55 +b) 458-460, ff. 23-24. By courtesy.
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Lycidas braccatus +b) chlorophtalmus +c) griseus +d) heteropogon : Zabka M. 1987b. Ann. zool., 40, 1: 464-465, ff. 34-37 +b) 477-478, ff. 60-61 +c) 457-458, ff. 19-22 +d) 474-475, ff. 56-57. By courtesy.
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Lycidas karschi +b) kochi +c) minutus : Zabka M. 1987b. Ann. zool., 40, 1: 468-469, ff. 44-45 +b) 460, f 25-26 +c) 478, ff. 62-63478, ff. 62-63. By courtesy.
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Lycidas michaelseni : Zabka M. 1987b. Ann. zool., 40, 1: 462, f 8, 25. + Davies Todd, Zabka 1989. Mem. Queens. Mus., 27 (2): 238, t. 45 + ©Photo R. Whyte. By courtesy.
Lycidas scutulatus : Zabka M. 1987b. Ann. zool., 40, 1: 460-462, ff. 27-28 + ©Photo R. Whyte. By courtesy.
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Lycidas nigriceps +b) obscurior +c) piliger : Zabka M. 1987b. Ann. zool., 40, 1: 470, ff. 46-47 +b) 467-468, ff. 42-43 +c) 463-464, ff. 32-33. By courtesy.
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Lycidas pilosus +b) sp : Zabka M. 1987b. Ann. zool., 40, 1: 475-476, ff. 58-59 +b) Davies Todd, Zabka 1989. Mem. Queens. Mus., 27 (2): 239, t. 41.. By courtesy.
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Lycidas vittatus +b) cf vittatus +c) frosti +d) furvus: Proszynski 1984c. Atlas ...: 56 +b) ©Photo R. Whyte +c)Peckhams 1901b. 13 (1): 332, t 25, f 12; T. 26 F. 9 +d) Song D. et al. 1999: 533, figs 302L. By courtesy.