Pseudicius Simon, 1885
State of knowledge: Accepted


groups of supergroups of genera: pending; supergroups of genera : HYLLOIDA; groups of genera: PSEUDICIINES;

Comments: Complex genus containing some 80 species, all with constant somatic characters but diversified genital organs; for division into groups of species CLICK on Proszynski 2003b: illustrations (below)

Distribution: Africa; Australia; Oriental; Pacific Is.; Palearctic.


Important publication(s)
Prószyński J. 2003b Salticidae (Aranae) of the World. Ver. 1995-2006 [yearly instalment for 2003, see current version 2012]. http://www.miiz.waw.pl/salticid/main.htm (CLICK HERE), illustrations (CLICK HERE)
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Diagnostic illustration used by permision Prószyński, J.

Latest Taxonomic scrutiny
Comment: Important, diversified genus containing over 80 species in Eurasia, Africa, Asia, Astralia and Oceania; TYPE SPECIES P. encarpatus

Wanless F.R. 1983 [1984c] Araneae-Salticidae. Contributions a l' etude de la faune terrestre des iles granitiques de l' archipel des Sechelles. Annales Musée royal de l'Afrique Centrale, serie in 8, Tervuren 76
Diagnostic illustration used by permision Wanless, F.R.


Prószyński J., Deeleman-Reinhold C.L. 2012 Description of some Salticidae (Aranei) from the Malay Archipelago. II. Salticidae of Java and Sumatra, with comments on related species. Arthropoda Selecta, Moscow online
Diagnostic illustrations used by permission of the © Editor of the Arthropoda Selecta .
Diagnostic illustration used by permision Prószyński, J.

Latest Taxonomic scrutiny

Prószyński J. 2016a Monograph of Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2015. Part I: Introduction to alternative classification of Salticidae. [http://www.peckhamia.com/salticidae/Subfamilies/]. Internet online
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Diagnostic illustration used by permision Prószyński, J.


Publications using actual name combination:
Clark 1974: 3: 11-27;

Synonyms and combinations (:)
Afraflacilla: in Berland Millot 1941: 329.
Żabka 1993, 7: 279-295, illustrations 1-14/



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Pseudicius sp. from Philippines. Copyright © and phot by R. R. Jackson, 2005. By courtesy


Pseudicius encarpatus: Female. Copyright © and phot by J. Holstein, 2005. By courtesy


Common charaters of the genus - general appearance. P. kraussi. By Proszynski.


: Pseudicius - common charaters: stridulatory spines on cephalothorax and femur I in P. maureri.


Pseudicius encarpatus: common charaters: stridulatory spines on cephalothorax and femur I in P. encarpatus. By Zabka.


Pseudicius - sexual dimorphism: in P. kraussi. By Proszynski.


Pseudicius - variability of characters in the same specimen: tibia I in P. philippinensis. By Proszynski


Pseudicius - views on characters and relationships. By Prószyński 2012.


Description of Pseudicius Simon, 1885: Prószyński 2015a online. By courtesy