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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.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
HELIOPHANINES
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. Heliophanillus Prˇszynski, 1989 (5 species)

Type species Heliophanillus fulgens.
ETYMOLOGY. Name related to resemblance to the genus Heliophanus, and to very small size of specimens.
DIAGNOSIS. Differs from Heliophanus by absence of femoral apophysis on palpal tibia and very small tibial apophyses, bulbus passing smoothly into embolus; abdomen black with pairs of white dots. Epigyne resembling rather Icius than Heliophanus. Drawings below are integral part of definition.

Heliophanillus fulgens : Type Species [compare Icius] Proszynski 2003b. Ann. zool. 2003: 71-72, f 261-268
+ ©Photo B. Knoflach. By courtesy.
QUESTION: ISN'T THIS SPECIES MORE RELATED TO CHRYSILLINAE?
Heliophanillus lucipeta: [comb. Heliophanus?, Pseudicius?, Icius?]: Wesolowska 1988a. Ann. zool., 41: 395-397, ff. 1, 2-9.
Heliophanillus suedicola : from Aden - Wesolowska, van Harten 1994.86: 33, fig. 68-74.
Wesolowska, van Harten 2002. Faun. Arab. 19: 378, figs 30-32. By courtesy.
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Heliophanillus [?] conspiciendus + metallifer: Wesolowska, van Harten. United Arab Emirates, 2010: 3: 34, f 17-21 + 35, f 22-24. By courtesy.