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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
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. Nepalicius Prószyński, 2016, gen. n. (3 species)
[partial synonym for the genus Pseudicius (in part)].

Icius nepalicus Andreeva, Heciak & Prˇszynski, 1984: 372, f. 49-51 (Dm).
Icius nepalicus Bohdanowicz & Prˇszynski, 1987: 71; (Pseudicius nepalicus Prˇszynski in "NOTICE" distributed with Bohdanowicz & Prˇszynski, 1987).
Pseudicius nepalicus Prˇszynski, 1992a: 106, f. 67, 69-72 (m).

Type species Nepalicius nepalicus (= syn. Icius nepalicus Andreeva, Heciak & Prószyński, 1984).
ETYMOLOGY. Name combines words Nepal and Icius, grammar gender assumed masculine.
Diagnosis. Share mutual diagnostic characters of PSEUDICIINES: lateral, subocular row of about 10 short bristles on protuberances, modified tibia of robust leg I, flattened body and characteristic color pattern. Males differ from other genera by bulbus rounded, encircled by embolus, entirely or partially, dorsal ramus of tibial apophysis reduced to semicircular protuberance. Epigyne with a pair of grooves and openings in the posterior part, pockets not discovered. Ducts and spermathecae differ from remaining PSEUDICIINES genera by their arrangement parallel to main axis of the body, not transverse. Copulatory openings small, located near posterior edge of epigyne, ducts, slightly bent "S" like, runs anteriorwards, along almost the whole length of epigyne. Thickness of ducts' wall equal to that of spermathecae. Spermathecae originate just anteriorly to scent openings, semicircularly bent and ending at the level of mid-length of epigyne, their internal surface with network of delicate, vein-like thickenings. Drawings below constitute integral part of the genus definition.
REMARKS.. Suguro and Yahata, 2014: 63(2): 87-97, f 25, 27, 28 match female purporting to be Nepalicius coreanus with male Tasa nipponica as a new combination Tasa coreanica, supposedly based on gene sequencing, but providing no taxonomically or biologically relevant data in support of that. Matching of male and female of Pseudicius koreanus in Bohdanowicz & Prˇszynski, 1987: 67-71, was done by Takeo Yaginuma, who has collected both sexes in Japan: Kochi Pref. 28. VI. 1964, and send me for identification and taxonomic study as a couple of the same species. The detailed drawing of spermathecae of the Japanese female was made to check and confirm original drawings of partly damaged holotype of that species, from North Korea, by Wesolowska (1981, f. 54-55), made in my laboratory. Matching of these spiders was also seconded by Ono, Ikeda, Kono, 2009: 570, f 104-106. In view of the above documentation I declare merging of genera Pseudicius and Tasa invalid and false, and combination Tasa koreanica invalid (see also below)..
DISTRIBUTION. Nepal, India, Korea, Japan.
COMPOSITION. The following species are transferred from genus Pseudicius Simon, 1885: Nepalicius koreanus (Wesolowska, 1981), comb. n., N. nepalicus (Andreeva, Heciak, Prˇszynski, 1984) comb. n., N. seychellensis (Wanless,1983) comb. n., Nepalicius koreanus (Wesolowska, 1981), comb. n., N. nepalicus (Andreeva, Heciak, Prˇszynski, 1984) comb. n.,a., N. seychellensis (Wanless,1983) comb. n.,
REFERENCES. Andreeva, Heciak & Prˇszynski, 1984: 372, f. 49-51; Bohdanowicz & Prˇszynski, 1987: 67-71, Figs 63-76;

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Figures 127-133. Nepalicius nepalicus (Andreeva, Heciak, Prószynski, 1984) , comb. n. - male from Nepal (127-129), and N. koreanus (Wesolowska, 1981), comb. n. - female and male specimens, presumably matched because both collected from Japan: Kochi Pref. 28. VI. 1964, leg. T. Yaginuma (130-132). 127- male palp and abdomen, 128 - tibial apophysis, dorsal view, 129 - leg I - note modified tibia with single spin, and row of stridulatory microsetae on femur, 130 - epigyne, 131 - ducts and spermathecae, 132 - plalpal organ, ventral, dorsal and lateral views. 127-129 - from Proszynski. 1992, © Annales zoologici, 44, 8: 106-107, f. 67, 69-72. 130-132 - from Bohdanowicz, Proszynski 1987. ©Annales Zoologici, 41, 2: 67-71, f 67-73. By courtesy.
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MISMATCHED GENERA: female Nepalicius koreanus and male Tasa nipponica + male Nepalicius koreanus and female Okinawicius okinawensis: Suguro, Yahata, 2014: 63(2): 87-97, f 25, 27, 28. By courtesy.
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NEPALICIUS koreanus : Wesolowska 1981a. Ann. zool.: 60-61, f 52-55 + Peng, Xie, Xiao 1993: 192-194, f 671-679 [MISIDENTIFIED] + Ono, Ikeda, Kono. Salt. Japan 2009: 570, f 104-106. By vourtesy.
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NEPALICIUS seychellensis : Saaristo 2002. 26, f 76-78 + Wanless F.R. 1983. Ann. Mus. roy. Afr. centr., ser. 8. 241: 76-77, f 25a-d.