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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.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
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. Panachraesta Simon, 1900 (1 species) (comb. reinstated)

Panachraesta paludosa Simon, 1900b: 405 (Df).
Panachraesta paludosa: Simon, 1901a: 504, f. 596-597 (f).
Panachraesta paludosa: Prˇszynski, 1987: 74 (f unnumbered)
Myrmarachne paludosa: Benjamin 2015: 21-26, illustrations 13a-b (Figs 14a-16d show DIFFERENT SPECIES mixed up).

Type species Panachraesta paludosa Simon, 1900
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Remarks. This monotypic genus does resemble MYRMARACHNINES by epigyne with two white "windows" and translucent, long "pipes" of spermathecae (Figure 74). The internal structure of epigyne and palps were studied recently by Benjamin 2015: 21, his drawings of spermatheca (fig. 15E-H) indicate resemblance to genus Myrmage Prószyński, 2016c, the appearance of palp (fig. 16A-C) does not contradicting that possibility. They could be even congeneric. There is also some similarity to some Toxeus (T. cuneatus (Badcock, 1918), comb. n. or T. jajpurensis (Prószynski, 1992), comb. n.). However, his excellent documentation seem to indicate mixing up several species of the genus, in particular female (his Figures 14a-16d), show different shape of abdomen, broadest at 2/3rd of its length and triangular posterior tip of abdomen. That could possibly be explanable if the photographed female was pregnantt, with abdomen swollen with eggs - but that need confirmation. While placement in Toxeus require confirmation, the transfer of Panachraesta paludosa to the genus Myrmarachne is not accepted, and the original combination is hereby reinstated, pending further research.
COMPOSITION. Single species described from Sri Lanka.
REFERENCES. Prószyński [1987. P. 74]. Simon [1901. P. 504].

Panachraesta paludosa.: Prószyński 1987: 74 - one of two original females in the Simon's collection in the MNHN-Paris, comparable, with minor differences, with Benjamin 1915 photos 13A-B (conspecific??), but differing by shape of abdomen from photos 14F-G, which excludes conspecific status of the latter. + Benjamin 2015: 21-26, illustrations 13a-b [as Myrmarachne paludosa], (Figs 14a-16d may show DIFFERENT SPECIES mixed up, no license to display). From ©Prószyński 1987 ( illustrations from Benjamin cannot be compared here because of lack of license to display them) .