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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.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
SITTICINES
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. Sitticus Simon, 1901 ( 71 species)

Type species Sitticus terebratus.
DIAGNOSIS. Conform to definition of SITTICINES: "Palaearctic branch of the New World of supergroup AMYCOIDA. It is the only group in Palaearctics having multi cusp [saw-like] tooth on anterolateral edge of chelicerae, while retrolateral [posterior] edge is not developed and devoid of teeth. The central "S" shaped loop of spermophor is very prominent and regular, next follows the margin of bulbus, before narrowing and entering embolus. Embolus originate postero-laterally from bulbus, tapering next and continuing hair thin, parallel to bulbus or encircling it entirely, that character is somewhat different in Sittipub. Copulatory ducts short, but in Sitticus floricola group long, twisted into loop. Spermathecae strongly sclerotized, originally elongate and "C" shaped, in some genera modified. Epigyne is different in Sittipub (see below), resembling some AMYCOIDA VARIA". Diagnostic drawings below are integral part of the definition.

Group of species Sitticus (palpalis group) (7 species)

Sitticus (palpalis group) Simon, 1876.
Diagnostic drawings below are integral part of definition.

Sitticus (palpalis group) palpalis : Galiano M.E. 1991. Acta Zool. Lilloana 40, 1: 61, ff. 1-5, 8, 10-16. By courtesy.
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Sitticus tenebricus +b) vanvolsemorum : Galiano M.E., Baert L. 1990. Bull. Inst. royal Sci. naturel. de Belgique, Entomologie, 60: 60: 126-127, f 1, 8, 19, 20, map 7 + Baert , 2011. © Bull. Soc. roy. Belge Ent. 147: 63-67, f 6. +b) Baert , 2011. © Bull. Soc. roy. Belge Ent. 147: 63-67 f 1-5. By courtesy.
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Sitticus (palpalis group) mazorcanus +b) canus : Proszynski 1973a. Ann. zool. 30: 91-93, f 56-57 + Galiano 1991. Acta Zool. Lilloana 40, 1: 61, ff. 1-5, 8, 10-16 +b) 40, 1: 67, f 7, 9. By courtesy.
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Sitticus (palpalis group) phaleratus : Galiano M.E., Baert L. 1990. Bull. Inst. royal Sci. naturel. de Belgique, Entomologie, 60: 130-131, f 3, 6-7, 12, 14, 17-18, map 7. By courtesy.
Sitticus uber : Galiano M.E., Baert L. 1990. Bull. Inst. royal Sci. naturel. de Belgique, Entomologie, 60: 127-130, f 2, 4-5, 9-11, 13, 15-16, map 7. By courtesy.