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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.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

MENEMERINES
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. Leptorchestes Simon, 1868 (7 species)

Type species Leptorchestes berolinensis.
DIAGNOSIS. MENEMERINES are recognizable by broad and fleshy basis of embolus, sitting laterally to bulbus, with tip either double or, if single, followed dorsally by white, unsclerotized structure, usually little visible and known. Ducts in epigyne usually heavily sclerotized.Body ant-like, an impression enhanced by color pattern. Palp resembles Menemerus by location of fleshy basis of embolus along bulbus. Internal structures have special appearance, with heavily sclerotized, almost straight copulatory ducts, running from anterior openings to compact spermathecae with internal convoluted chambers. Drawings below are integral part of the definition.

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Leptorchestes berolinensis : Proszynski 1991: 508, f 1357.1-5 (Type species) + Zabka 1997. Fauna Polski 19: 61-62, f 182-188
+ Greece. ©Photo J. Lissner. By courtesy.
Leptorchestes sikorskii: Proszynski 2003: Ann. zool. 84-85, f 325-329. By courtesy.
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Leptorchestes mutilloides: Wesolowska, Szeremeta, 2001. Ins. Sys. Ev., 32(2): 233, f 61-66 +Logunov 2004b.
Rev. Iber. Arac. 9: 272-27s, f 3-4 + Metzner 1999. Andrias 14: 37-38, 157, table 3a-h. By courtesy.
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Leptorchestes peresi: Proszynski 2003: Ann. zool. 84-85, f 325-329 +Wesolowska, Szeremeta, 2001. Ins. Sys. Ev.,
32(2): 233, f 67-78. By courtesy.
b)c)
Leptorchestes algerinus +b) separatus +c)semirufus [sp. dubius!] : Wesolowska, Szeremeta, 2001. Ins. Sys. Ev., 32(2): 229,
figs 45-47 +b) 235, f. 79-83 +c) Galiano 1963b: 384, t. 26 f. 10. By courtesy.