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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. Okinawicius Prószyński, 2016, gen. n. (5 species)
[name proposed as partial synonym for the genus Pseudicius ].

Type species Pseudicius okinawaensis Prˇszynski, 1992.
ETYMOLOGY. Name combines words Okinawa and Icius, grammar gender assumed masculine.
DIAGNOSIS.Diagnosis (Figures 133-135). 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. Differs by prominent pockets on surface of epigyne, which are unusually long and prominent. There is a pair of medial depressions on epigyne, with indistinct copulatory openings, visible only after clearing of epigyne. Striking difference is provided by a flat spiral of several concentric membranous coils of copulatory ducts, in a plane parallel to surface of epigyne, visible after staining in Chlorazol Black E. These join narrow and long, sclerotized spermathecae near the prominent armature of scent opening (which in O. modestus is long, chimney-like). Sclerotized parts of these structures is comparable to Nepalicius. Males (matching require confirmation). Embolus arise laterally from bulbus, either in its mid-lenght, or posteriorly. Tibial apophysis with stumpy rami, two or three.
Integral part of the definition are drawings below.

Remarks. Females of O. sheherezadae and males of Pseudicius sindbadi were collected in the same day - April 11th, 1980, in the same locality Thanomah in Saudi Arabia, at the same altitude 2140 m., and by the same collector W. Buettiker, since Salticidae in deserts are sparse and rarely collected, there is good chance that they may match, therefore belong to the same species. If so, morphologically similar male of Pseudicius shirinae from Wadi Harth may also belong to Okinawicius. Suguro, Yahata, 2014: 63(2): 87-97, f 25, 27, 28 proposed to synonymize four species of Pseudicius in Japan, these synonyms are not accepted - for details see chapter below.


Composition. The following species are transferred from genus the Pseudicius Simon, 1885: Okinawicius daitaricus (Prˇszynski, 1992), comb. n., O. delesserti (Caporiacco, 1941), comb. n., O. modestus (Simon, 1885) comb. n., O. okinawaensis (Prˇszynski, 1992) comb. n., O. sheherezadae [+ sindbadi? - conspecific?] (Prˇszynski, 1989) comb. n., O. shirinae (Prˇszynski, 1989) comb. n., O. tokaraensis (Bohdanowicz, Prˇszynski, 1987) comb. n.
REFERENCES. Proszynski Ann. zool.,1984 - 3, 13: 350, f 12-14; 1 992a - 44, 8: 102, f 104-105.

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Okinawicius okinawaensis Proszynski 1992a. Ann. zool., 44, 8: 108, f 98-100 + Ono, Ikeda, Kono 200 : 570, f 111. By courtesy.
b)
Okinawicius sheherezadae +b) sindbadi [conspecific?] : Proszynski J. 1989. F. Saudi Arabia. 10: 49-50, f 46-47 +b) 51-52, f 50-52+ Wesołowska, van Harten 2007. Fauna of Arabia, 23: 253, f 178-181. By courtesy.
b)
Okinawicius shirinae +b) delesserti: Proszynski 1989. F. Saudi Ar. 10: 50-51, f 48-49 + c) Proszynski 1987. Atlas ...: 50 Caporiacco, 1941: 150, f. 65. By courtesy.
Okinawicius[?] vankeeri : Proszynski 2003a. Annales zoologici. 2003a: 151-152, f 594, 605-609.[REMARK 1: Enigmatic placement: palp resembling O. deleserti and O. shirinae, epigynal ducts somewhat like Psenuc, habitus? REMARK 2: palp, epigyne and habitus (see above) were drawn by J. Prószyński on specimens from Israel and communicated privately to H. Metzner, who has has published drawing of palp and description of the supposedly the same species from Rhodes as Pseudicius vankeeri, however epigyne was mismatched, later Logunov, 2009: 909, f 28-29 has drawn similar looking (but rather not conspecific) epigyne of a specimen from Turkey]
Okinawicius daitarica Proszynski 1992b. Ann. zool.44, 9: 202, f 154. By courtesy.
Okinawicius modestus : Proszynski J. 1992b. Annales zool. 44, 9: 203, f 155-157 (also in: Proszynski 1984c and 1987 56).
Okinawicius tokaraensis Bohdanowicz, Proszynski 1987. Ann. zool.: 71-72, f 77-80. By courtesy.
b)
Okinawicius athleta +b) sengwaensis: Wesolowska 2011b. J. Arachnol. 39: 485, f 21-26, 32 +b) Wesolowska & Cumming , 2011: J. Afrotrop. Zool. 7: 93-96, f 70-74. © By courtesy.