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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

DIOLENINES
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. Sobasina Simon, 1898 (15 species)
placement uncertain

Type species Sobasina amoenula .
DIAGNOSIS. Recognizable by unique structure of spermathecae whose posterior part is developed into long and thin process, often making several loops. Externally epigyne is too small for observation under dissecting microscope, so without diagnostic value. Palps rather uniform. Coxa and trochanter I elongated, but not very striking, body shape variable, in some morphs resembling ants, in other not . Diagnostic drawings below are integral part of definition.
REMARKS. ZHANG & MADDISON 2012. Zootaxa 3491: 42 proposed to classify Sobasina in the subfamily Euophryinae on the basis of "on unpublished molecular data" of unknown diagnostic value. That disagree with appearance of spermophor, which runs along contour of the bulbus, their summary of morphology is based on sigle species and does not cover diversity among ALL species of the genus.

Sobasina platypoda: Berry, Beatty, Proszynski 1998. J. Arachn. 26(2): 173, f 73-79. By courtesy
Sobasina yapensis: Berry, Beatty, Prˇszynski, 1998. J. Arachn. 26(2): 171, f 67-72. By courtesy
Sobasina paradoxa: Berry, Beatty, Proszynski 1998. J. Arachn. 26(2): 180-181, f 97-100. By courtesy
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Sobasina cutleri +b) aspinosa : Berry, Beatty, Proszynski 1998. : J. Arachnology: 26(2): 176-178, f 86-89, map 41 +b) 178, f 90-92, map 4 . By courtesy.
Sobasina coriacea: Berry, Beatty, Proszynski 1998. : J. Arachnology: 26(2): 176-178, f 86-89. By courtesy.
Sobasina magna: Berry, Beatty, Prˇszynski, 1998. J. Arachn. 26(2): 173, f 73-79. By courtesy
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Sobasina platnicki +b) sylvatica: Prˇszynski, Deeleman-Reinhold, 2013. Arthr. selecta. 22(2): 141, f 116-122 +b) Edmunds, Prˇszynski, 2001. Bull. British Arachn. Soc. 12 (3): 140-142. f 9-14
Sobasina wanlessi: Zhang J., Maddison, 2012b: Zootaxa 3491: 42, f 196-204. By courtesy [NOTE biased quotation of data: quoting Wanles 1978 study (see drawings below) in their description, the Authors disregarded latest study of epigyne in 8 species of Sobasina (drawings above) by Prószyński (1998, 2001, 2013), accessible to them on fingertips in this database and in the original publications.]
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Sobasina amoenula [TYPE sp] +b) alboclypea +c) hutuna +d) scutata: Wanless, 1978c. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., 33 (4): 247-248, f 2A-H +b) 254-256, f 7C-E; 8A-B, D +c) 253, f 6A-E +d) 253-254, f 7A-B; 8C, E-F. By courtesy
Sobasina solomonensis + tanna: Wanless, 1978 - Wanless F.R. 1978c.Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.).,
33 (4): 248-250, f 3A-B, F; 4A, C-D, F-G; 5A-C; t 1a-e. + 251-253, f 3C-E, G; 4B, E, H-I; 5D-F. By courtesy.
Diversity in 6 Sobasina species, due apparently to island speciation. Prˇszynski 2010. Presentation during 18th Congress of Arachnology. Note evolution of unique structure of spermathecae, contrasting with little differentiation of palps. Body shape variable - in some species ant-like, in other remarkably not.