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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.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
PSEUDICIINES
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. Festucula Simon, 1901 (9 species)

Type species Festucula vermiformis Simon, 1901.
ETYMOLOGY. Name derived from Latin, meaning "little straw", grammar gender feminine.
DIAGNOSIS. Share mutual diagnostic characters of PSEUDICIINES: peculiar stridulatory apparatus "femur I-carapace" with striking lateral, subocular row of about 10 short bristles on protuberances, modified tibia of robust leg I, flattened body and characteristic color pattern. Differs by enormously elongated and narrow abdomen, 2.4 times longer than carapace, resembling narrow bodied spiders hiding on straw of grass, cryptically colored green or brownish yellow. Shape of epigyne and its internal structures are shown rather special, could be compared with some difficulty to Rudakius. Male palp with tibial apophysis biramous, widely diverging rami, also resembling Rudakius. Drawings below constitute integral part of the genus definition.
REMARKS . Originally classified by Simon [1901-1903] in the group Marpisseae and Marpissinae by Petrunkevitch [1928], in list by Bonnet […: 5053] placed in the Salticinae subfamily.

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Festucula vermiformis +b) sp. : Proszynski. Ann. zool. 2003a: 63, f. 241-243 +b) Festucula sp. - Azarkina & Foord, 2014: African Invertebrates 55(2): 353, f. 1-4 - characters. By courtesy .
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Festucula festuculaeformis : Wesolowska W. 1992. J. African Zool., 106 (1): 46-52, ff. 2-25 +b) 52, f. 1 + . Azarkina & Foord, 2014. African Invertebrates, 55(2): 359, f. 16, 25, 45-60. By courtesy.
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Festucula australis: Azarkina & Foord, 2014: African Invertebrates 55(2): 355, f. 14, 22, 27-44. By courtesy.
Festucula haddadi Azarkina & Foord, 2014: African Invertebrates 55(2): 362, f. 17, 24, 61-76. By courtesy.
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Festucula lineata: Wesolowska W. 1992. J. African Zool., 106 (1): 46-52, ff. 2-25 +b) 52, f. 12, f. 15 + Azarkina, Foord 2014. African Invertebrates, 55(2): 369, f. 104-112. By courtesy.
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Festucula lawrencei : Wesolowska 1992. J. African Zool. 106 (1): 50-52, ff. 26-27 + Haddad, Wesołowska 2011. © Afr. Invertebr. 52(1): 70, f 40 +b) Berland L., Millot J. 1941. 12, 2: 345 f. 48 + Azarkina & Foord, 2014: African Invertebrates, 55(2): 365, f. 15, 77-87. By courtesy.
Festucula monticola : Berland L., Millot J. 1941. 12, 2: 345 f. 48.
Festucula leroyae Azarkina & Foord, 2014: African Invertebrates 55(2): 366, f. 8-9, 19, 88-103. By courtesy.
Festucula robustus Azarkina & Foord, 2014: African Invertebrates 55(2): 371, f. 113-128. By courtesy. .