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Monograph of the Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2014. Introduction to alternative classification of Salticidae
Classification of the Salticidae genera of the World
group of genera

CHRYSILLINES

by Jerzy Prószyński
Version December 31st, 2015 Note on illustrations. This introduction to classification of Salticidae includes only species with 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. Nandicius Prószyński, 2016, gen. n.. (10 species)

Type species Phintella mussooriensis Prˇszynski, 1992.
Etymology. Name combines name of the Nanda Devi National Park and Icius, grammar gender assumed masculine.


Diagnosis. Nandicius differs strikingly from Pseudicius and related genera by absence of subocular row of stridulatory bristles on protuberances and tibia I not modified. Male palpal organ resembling Chrysilla Thorell, 1887 and Phintella B÷senberg & Strand, 1906, embolus base has a form of thin, soft layer laying diagonally over bulbus, narrowing anteriorly and producing anterior embolus - short, claw-like and sclerotized. Only antero-lateral angle of spermophor is visible. Tibial apophysis variable, biramous with ventral ramus thin and gently bent (in N. pseudicioides even twisted "S" like), dorsal ramus robust, but in some species modified into short lobe, or even reduced to a vestigial tooth.
Epigyne with prominent oval depression medially, there is a pair of translucent pockets, spaced at the posterior rim of epigyne, which is somewhat bent anteriorwards, copulatory opening located medially, in mid-length of epigyne. Spermathecae resembling some Pseudicius, with spermathecae slightly elongate oval, set transversally or parallel to main axis, with distal part elongate and duct like, ducts sclerotized, semiarching.
Body small and fragile, not flattened or elongated, with brown pattern on whitish background. Legs whitish, the I not strikingly longer or more robust than legs II-IV.
Integral part of the definition are drawings below.

Remark. Taxonomic position of Nandicius (known to me from old type specimens and series of drawings of unidentified species from Central Asia) remained enigmatic for 30 years, because of mixture of poorly understood characters resembling other, unrelated genera. The breakthrough is due to photographs by Miss Shazia Quasin, of a species almost [?] identical with the drawings of epigyne, made in 1980ties. These epigyne structures, with simultaneous absence of Pseudicius-like features, could be accommodated only by erection of a new genus.

Composition. The following species are transferred from genus the Pseudicius Simon, 1885: Nandicius cambridgei (Prˇszynski, Żochowska, 1981) comb. n., N. deletus (Pickard-Cambridge O., 1885) comb. n., N. frigidus (Pickard-Cambridge O., 1885) comb. n., N. mussooriensis (Prˇszynski, 1992) comb. n., [syn. Phintella m.], N. pseudoicioides (Caporiacco, 1935) comb. n., N. szechuanensis Logunov, 1995) comb. n., N. sp. [Bhutan] Prˇszynski [unpublished], N. 2 sp [Shazia]) [unpublished] Shazia Quasin, 2011.

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NANDICIUS frigidus +b) Type of Icius icioides (Pickard-Cambridge O., 1885) comb. n.. Proszynski, Zochowska 1981: ol. pismo ent. 51: 26, f 16-18; +b) Proszynski 1987. Atlas ...: 56. By courtesy .
NANDICIUS mussooriensis comb. n.: Prˇszynski, 1992a. Annales zoologici, 44, 8: 101-102, f 54-59 (note row of stridulatory microsetae on femur I - a character resembling Pseudicius). By courtesy .
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NANDICIUS sp. related to frigidus : Andreeva, Heciak, Proszynski 1984. Ann. zool.: 84, 373-374, f 69-74. By courtesy.
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NANDICIUS sp [Shazia] +b) Nandicius sp [Nepal-5] : a) Documented by the ©photos by Shazia Quasin. Nanda Devi
Reserve 2000-4000 m,Uttarakhand, India +b) related species - drawings by © J. Prˇszynski. Nepal,
Northern Dhaulagiri, Suli Gad river, 2800-3300 m. 7-8. VI. 1973. Leg. Martens.
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NANDICIUS cambridgei+ Nandicius deletus : Prˇszynski., Zochowska, 1981 comb. n., Type species.
+ Proszynski, Zochowska 1981: Pol. pismo ent. 51: 26, f 14-15 + 26, f 14-15.
NANDICIUS pseudicioides : Andreeva, Heciak., Proszynski. 1984. Ann. zool., 3, 13: 374, f 63-68.
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NANDICIUS sp [Bhutan 2 male](m) + sp [Bhutan 2 female]) + sp [Bhutan 3] + sp [Bhutan 4] + sp [Bhutan 5] + sp [Bhutan 8]+ sp [Bhutan 10] + Epocilla praetextata [Bhutan 9] : Bhutan. Coll. Exp. NHM-Basel. © Prˇszynski [drawn, neither named nor described].