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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prˇszynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.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 (terebratus group= nominal group) (5 species)

Representative species (and the type species of the genus) Sitticus terebratus [= syn. Araneus terebratus Clerck, 1757].
DIAGNOSIS. Conform to description of SITTICINES. Differs by cymbiun expanded transversally, with apical part turned laterally. Bulbus round with embolus encircling it, tibia robust, half the length of the cymbium. Copulatory openings close each other, in a small depression in anterior middle part of epigyne, each duct is originally broader, encircles half of epigyne and then, narrowing pass into complicated coils of its further continuous parts. Color pattern represent one of variants common in Sitticus - white median line bisecting body, continuous or broken, or interrupted. Pairs of small spots accompanying mid-line in the posterior half of abdomen are irregular. Diagnostic drawings below are integral part of the definition.

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Sitticus (terebratus group) terebratus : Proszynski J. 1968d. Ann. zool. 26: 396-399, f 1-2, 4-8 [drawing of copulatory ducts simplified] + Proszynski 1983. Verh. naturwiss. Verein Hamburg, (NF) 26; 161-179, map 8 + © Photo J. Lissner. By courtesy.
Sitticus (terebratus group) fasciger :Proszynski J. 1968d. Ann. zool. 26: 399-402, f 3, 9-16. + Proszynski 1983. Verh. naturwiss. Verein Hamburg, (NF) 26; 161-179, map 8. By courtesy. COMPARE Maevia expansa - analogy in palp! (but epigyne unknown) .
Sitticus (terebratus group) finschi : Proszynski 1968d. Ann. zool. 26: 402-406, f 17-23 + Proszynski 1983. Verh. naturwiss. Verein Hamburg, (NF) 26; 161-179, map 8 . By courtesy. COMPARE Maevia expansa - analogy in palp! (but epigyne unknown)!
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Sitticus (terebratus group) godlewskii + tannuolana: Proszynski J. 1962a. Bull. Acad. Polon. Sci. 10: 65-68, f 3-4
+ Logunov 1991. Zool. zh., 70 (2): 52, f 4-6. By courtesy.