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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.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

LIGONIPEINES
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. Name formation: Ligonipes- Ligonipeines

Gen. Damoetas Peckham & Peckham,1886 (1 species)

Type species Damoetas nitidus .
DIANGNOSIS. Group of genera LIGONIPEINES are recognizable by general ant-likeness, with tibia I strikingly flattened and broadly expanded, intensively black (however, not developed in Damoetas), cheliceral teeth saw-like (multicusp on common sclerotized basis) on expanded lobe of cheliceral retrolateral edge, male chelicerae short. Resembles MYRMARACHNINES by appearance of epigyne and pipes-like spermathecae, stretching parallel along axial diameter of epigyne, with small anterior dilatation. Copulatory ducts membranous, joining "pipes" posteriorly, visible on cleared and stained epigyne preparation. Palps with bulbus oval, encircled by embolus, usually twice, with spermophor along margin of bulbus, with additional, small loop. .
DESCRIPTION. Coloration in D. nitidus dark (Fig. 13) with pattern of bars of white scales on abdomen. There are also undescribed specimens with somewhat different color pattern and constriction of abdomen, photographed by R. Whyte (Figs 11-12). Differs from other "Ligonipedeae" by tibia I not enlarged. Drawings below are integral part of the definition.
COMPOSITION. The genus contains single described species, and a few undescribed, in Australia.
REFERENCES. Davies Todd V., Zabka M. [1989. P. 200. Plate 9]
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Damoetas nitidus : Davies Todd V., Zabka M. 1989. Mem. Queensland Mus., 27 (2): 204, t. 11 + © Photo: Robert Whyte . By courtesy.