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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
MYRMARACHNINES
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. Myrmapana Prószyński, 2016 gen. n. (5 species)
[proposed as partial synonym for the genus Myrmarachne (in part)].

Type species Myrmarachne panamensis Galiano, 1969.
ETYMOLOGY. Name combines words Myrmarachne and panamensis, grammar gender assumed female.

Diagnosis (Figures 47-66)."Pipes-like" sclerotized spermathecae are relatively short, with broad anterior dilatation, resembling Asiatic genera Emertonius* Peckham & Peckham, 1892 and Toxeus Koch C.L., 1846. Copulatory ducts are not demonstrated in drawings of internal structures of epigyne, by analogy to other genera could have shape of membranous coils. Males have almost circular bulbus, encircled with coils of embolus inside semitranslucent sheath. Spermophor broad with distinct additional loop. Tibial apophysis (RTA) short, straight, slightly inclined. Male chelicerae long, dorsally flattened and broad, ventrally with row of tiny individual teeth row along internal posterior edge, fang is very long.
Body is not constricted, that of females is shown on Figure 52, of males on Figure 51. Bulbus with distinct additional loop of spermophor, "U" shaped and opened anteriorwards, tibial apophysis straight, slightly inclined (Figures 49-50). Chelicerae long (Figures 53-54), dorsally flat, relatively broad.
Integral part of the definition are drawings below.

Remarks. South and Central America species.

Composition. The following species are transferred from genus Myrmarachne MacLeay, 1839: Myrmapana brasiliensis (Mello-Leitao, 1922) comb. n., M. centralis (Peckham & Peckham, 1892) comb. n., M. mocamboensis (Galiano,1974) comb. n., M. panamensis (Galiano, 1969) comb. n., M. parallela (Fabricius, 1794) comb. n.

Figures 47-54. Myrmapana panamensis (Galiano, 1969) comb. n. 47 - epigyne, 48 - spermathecae, 48-49 - male palp, lateral and ventral view, 51 - body of male, dorsal and lateral views, 52 - body of female, dorsal and lateral views, 53-54 chelicerae of male, lateral and dorsal views. From Galiano, 1969. Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia (Ent.) 3: 136, f. 11-12, 21-23, 34-35, 42, 46-48, 62, 66. © Dra Cristina Scioscia. By courtesy.
COMPOSITION. Myrmapana brasiliensis (Mello-Leitao, 1922) comb. n., M. centralis (Peckham & Peckham, 1892) comb. n., M. mocamboensis (Galiano,1974) comb. n., M. panamensis (Galiano, 1969) comb. n., M. parallela (Fabricius, 1794) comb. n.
REFERENCES. Galiano M. E. 1969. Vol. 3. N. 2. P. 107-148.
Myrmapana brasiliensis (135, 142, 158), M. centralis (133, 140-141,149-150, 155-156), M. panamensis (134, 138-139, 147-150), M. parallela (132, 136-137, 143-146, 157) ( all new combinations: Myrmarachne b.+ c. + p. + p.).:
132-134 - internal structures of epigyne; 143-144, 147-148, 149-150 - habitus of male, dorsal and lateral views; 145-146,
151-152 - habitus of female, dorsal and lateral views; 153-158 - male chelicerae, dorsal and lateral views. (from S and C America). After Galiano 1969b. Rev. Mus. Argen. Cienc. Nat., Ent. 3 (2): 107-148, f 1-70.figs 1, 2, 28, 29, 39, 58-60.
Myrmapana mocamboensis (comb. n. Myrmarachne m.): Galiano M.E. 1974b. Physis C. 33 (87): 227, f. 13-18.