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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.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. Pseudicius Simon, 1885 (9 species)

Type species Pseudicius encarpatus [= syn. Aranea encarpata Walckenaer, 1802] from Europe.
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 epigyne with oval depression and usually indistinct pockets. Copulatory duct is sclerotized and resembles flattish bow, oriented horizontally, and joining elongate and narrow spermatheca, also bow like and oriented transversally. Male bulbus relatively short, more or less rounded, with short embolus arising from its antero-prolateral edge. Tibial apophysis short, either stumpy with minute side spine, or split into three short rami. Drawings below constitute integral part of the genus definition.
REMARKS. The first discovered species, was designated the type species, being little representative for the whole, originally delimited genus, as often happens. That was due to European fauna being studied first and the best known for the arachnologists of XIX century. Splitting original Pseudicius into smaller derivates, especially Afraflacilla, has reduced importance of these differences. Genus Pseudicius is distributed mainly in Europe, marginal area for PSEUDICIINES, as a whole.

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Pseudicius encarpatus : Proszynski 1992a. Ann. zool. 44, 8: 102-103, f 104-105 + Andreeva, Heciak, Proszynski 1984.
Ann. zool. 3, 13: 350, f 12-14 + I. Rödel ©Arachnologische Gesellschaft e.V. +Flanczewska 1981. Ann. zool. 36: 221,
f 94-95 + Zabka 1997. F. Polski 19: 5-187, f 278-289.
By courtesy.
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Pseudicius badius : Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool. 53, 1 : 156, f 633-634 +Metzner 1999. Andrias 14: 90, 209, f 55a-h . By courtesy .
Pseudicius amicus : Proszynski J. 2000. Arthr. Sel. 8(4): 257-258, f 99-101. By courtesy .
Pseudicius palaestinensis : Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool. 152-154, f 598, 601-602, 610-611. By courtesy.
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Pseudicius courtauldi : Bristowe 1935 (reprinted by Metzner 1999. Andrias 14: 90-91, 210, f 56a-g) + Andreeva, Heciak, Proszynski 1984. Ann. zool. 3, 13: 373, f 57-60 + Wesolowska 1996. Arthr. Sel. 5 (1/2): 38, f 28a-c + Logunov 1993b. Arthr. Sel. 2(1): 51-55, f 4a-j, Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool. 152-154, f 598, 601-602, 610-611. By courtesy.
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Pseudicius picaceus +b) cultrifer : Flanczewska 1981. Ann. zool. 36: 221, f. 96 + Andreeva, Heciak, Proszynski 1984. Ann. zool. 3, 13: 373-374, f 61-62 +b) Metzner 1999. Andrias 14: 91, 210, f 56f-g, map 61 (from di Caporiacco 1948b). By courtesy .
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Pseudicius kulczynskii : Andreeva , Heciak, Proszynski 1984. Ann. zool. 3, 13: 373, f 52-56 + Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool. 53, 1: 149-150, f 595-596, 599-600 (left abdomen). By courtesy .
Pseudicius cf. kulczynskii from "Syria": Proszynski 2003a. Ann. zool. 53, 1: 149-150, f 595-596, 599-600 (right abdomen) . . By courtesy .
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Pseudicius pseudocourtauldi : Logunov 1998c. Arthr. Sel. 7(4): 303, f 5-8 + Proszynski 2003a. Annales zoologici, 53, 1: 176, f 738-741. By courtesy.
enigmatic Gen. sp. : Photo D. Knowles: Indonesia: Bali: Alas Kedaton. By courtesy. [Comment: classification uncertain, body shape resembling Pseudicius, tibia I swollen, color pattern does not resemble any known spider, palps and epigyne not seen, presence of stridulatory spines under eyes lateral cannot be checked].