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SALTICIDAE OF THE WORLD - Abstract - INDEX of Genera - FOREWORD & KEY to groups of genera! - AEURILLINES - Comparison HISTORICAL classification of Aelurilleae - AMYCINES- AMYCOIDA VARIA - ASTIAINES - BELIPPINES - CHRYSILLINES - COCALODINES - COLONINES [=Thiodinines] - DENDRYPHANTINES - DIOLENINES - EUOPHRYINES-PART 1 Introduction-Donoessus- EUOPHRYINES-PART 2 Echeclus-Pystira - EUOPHRYINES- PART 3 Rhyphelia-Zenodorus - EUPOAINES - EVARCHINES - FOSSILS - HABRONATTINES - HARMOCHIRINES - HELIOPHANINES - HISPONINES - HYLLINES - ICIINES - LAPSIINES - LIGONIPEINES - LYSSOMANINES - MENEMERINES - MYRMARACHNINES - NOTICIINES - PELLENINES - PSEUDICIINES - SIMAETHINES - SITTICINES - SPARTAEINES - THIRATOSCIRTINAE - YAGINUMAELLINES - YLLENINES - UNCLASSIFIED TEMPORARY - Maddison's views on Salticidae phylogeny 2014 - Omoedus synonymy
OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.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
ICIINES
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.Cosmophasis Simon, 1901(13 species on this page )
ATTENTION: Cosmophasis is a popular genus in Eastern Hemisphere tropics, recognizable in the field by irridescent light reflecting body
(due to transparent scale coverage) and bright color patter. However, there are several groups of species differing strikingly by shape of
palps and spermathecae. Drawings suggesting splitting Cosmophasis into different genera and eventual reclassificatio are shown below.

Group of species Cosmophasis (tristriatus group) (5 species)

Reprentative species "Cosmophasis" tristriatus. Diagnostic drawings below are integral part of definition.

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Cosmophasis tristriatus Zabka, Waldock 2012.Ann. zool.: 62(1): ©Ann. zool.: 62(1): 128, f 30–31, 61F ( HOLOTYPE)
+ Berry, Beatty, Proszynski. 1997. J. Arachnol. 25(2): 124-125, figs 61-65. By courtesy.
Cosmophasis arborea Berry, Beatty, Prószyński 1997. J. Arachn. 25(2):109-136, f 49-57. By courtesy.
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Cosmophasis baehrae Żabka, Waldock 2012. Female PARATYPES ©Ann. zool.: 62(1): 128-129, f 32–35, 62A
+ ©Photo I.R. Macaulay + R. Whyte. By courtesy.
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Cosmophasis ombria Proszynski 1984c: 25-26. "2737. Cosmophasis viridifasciata Dol. Amboina /Nim. gen./" Coll.Simon," +b) Maevia ombria Thorell, m, typus, Kandari (Celebes), 1874, O. Beccari.Mus. Civ. Storia Nat., Genova. C ©Phot J. Gardzinska.
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Cosmophasis obscura : Żabka, Waldock 2012. ©Ann. zool.: 62(1): 120, f 5–6, 61B +b) ©Photo I.R. Macaulay + R. Whyte.
Cosmophasis triopina Barrion A.T., Litsinger J.A. 1995: 73, f. 34a-g. By courtesy.