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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.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. Maratus Karsch, 1878 (31 species)

Type species Maratus amabilis.
REMARKS. 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 raised 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. Group of genera waving third pairs of legs during display has, as a correlated character, white third tarsus in males, among these genera Maratus itself is recognizable by strickingly colored dorsal surface of abdomen, with erectible abdominal lateral flaps.
Diagnostic drawings below are integral part of definition..

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Maratus amabilis :Zabka M. 1987b. Annales zoologici, 40, 1: 479, ff. 64-66 + Otto, Hill 2011c. Peckhamia 96.1: 1-3, pl 1-3. By courtesy.
Maratus anomalus : RECLASSIFIED Proszynski 1984c. Atlas ... 159 (Holotype,No. 1771. Mus. Berlin) + Otto, Hill 2012b. + ©Peckhamia 103(1): 23-31, f [plates] 28-38 [seems to have no flaps!].. By courtesy.
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Maratus chrysomelas : Zabka M. 1987b. Ann. zool., 40, 1: 457-458, ff. 19-22 + Otto, Hill 2012b. ©Peckhamia 103(1): 32, f [plate] . By courtesy.
Maratus harrisi : Otto, Hill 2012b. ©Peckhamia 103(1): 4-9, pl 4-10. By courtesy.
Maratus linnaei : Otto, Hill 2012b. © Peckhamia 96.1: 10-11, pl 11-12. By courtesy.
Maratus mungaich : Otto, Hill 2012b. © Peckhamia 96.1: 12-13, pl 13-14. By courtesy.
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Maratus nigromaculatus : Zabka M. 1987b. Ann. zool., 40, 1: 456-457, ff. 17-18 + Otto, Hill 2012b. ©Peckhamia 103(1): 103(1): 33, f [plate] 40 [seems to have no flaps!]. . By courtesy.
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Maratus pavonis : Otto, Hill 2012b. ©Peckhamia 103(1):89.1: 2-15, pl 2. . By courtesy.
Maratus purcellae : Otto, Hill 2013.NS Wales, Peckhamia 105.1: 1-8, pl 1-6. . By courtesy.
Maratus rainbowi : Hill, Otto, 2011. Sydney. Peckhamia 89.1: 2-15, pl 3. . By courtesy.
Maratus robinsoni : Otto, Hill 2012b. ©Peckhamia 103(1): 36-42, f [plates] 43-51. . By courtesy.
Maratus sp C [Tasmania: Stanley] : Otto, Hill 2011c. ©Peckhamia 96.1: 24, pl 29. By courtesy.
Maratus speciosus : Otto, Hill 2012b. © Peckhamia 103(1): 42-46, f [plates] 52-59. By courtesy.
Maratus speculiferus : Zabka M. 1987b. Ann. zool., 40, 1: 465-466, ff: 38-41 + .Otto, Hill 2012b. © Peckhamia 103(1): 47, f [plate] 60. By courtesy.
Maratus spicatus : Otto, Hill 2012b. © Peckhamia96.1: 12-13, pl 13-14. By courtesy.
Maratus velutinus : Otto, Hill 2012b. ©Peckhamia 103(1): 51-55, f [plates] 67-69. By courtesy.
Maratus vespertilio : Otto, Hill 2011c. Peckhamia 96.1: 17-18, pl 21-22.. By courtesy.
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Maratus volans : J. Proszynski 1984c. Atlas ...: 126 + Zabka M. 1987b. Ann. zool., 40, 1: 479-481, ff. 67-69 + Simon E. 1901a. 559, figs 675-682 (C-E) + ©Photo M. Stevens 2011 + Otto, Hill 2011c. Peckhamia 96.1: 12-13, pl 13-14. By courtesy.
Maratus jactatus : Otto, 2015. S Queensland 2015. ©Photo J. Otto. By courtesy. By courtesy.
Maratus sceletus : Otto & Hill , 2015. Peckhamia.Otto, 2015. S Queensland 2015. By courtesy.
Maratus proszynski : Waldock, 2015. Otto, 2015. Rec. W.Austral. Mus. 30: 144-150, f 1-9. ©Photo J. Otto. By courtesy.