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Salticidae (Araneae) genera of the world - an atlas
(unfinished manuscript)
by Jerzy Prószyński

Professor Emeritus, Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences,
ul. Wilcza 63, 00-679 Warsaw, POLAND

e-mail: jerzy.proszynski@wp.pl

 Chapter 16
AMYCOIDA VARIA
provisional assemblage of genera
of unknown relations

Version May 15th, 2020


symbol of the supragroup AMYCOIDA

Composition and searching on this page. Acragas Admesturius Aillutticus Amatorculus Arnoliseus Breda Edilemma Erica Fritzia Gavarilla Hisukattus Hurius Kupiuka Maenola Mago Onofre Platypsecas Pseudattulus Scopocira Scoturius Semiopyla Simonurius Theriella Udalmella Vinnius Yepoella.

Examples of main diagnostic characters of AMYCOIDA VARIA
A - Acragas peckhami, B - Gavarilla ianuzziae, C - Mago jurutiensis. Sources are shown below.

Group of genera "AMYCOIDA VARIA"

Remark. AMYCOIDA VARIA is collective and provisional group of Amycoid genera purporting to show morphological diversity, utilizable for identification, without entering into speculations on phylogenetic relationships. More advanced views on phylogenetic division is presented currently by Maddison (2015), who delimited a number of tribes, presented, however, as subfamilies in Ruiz & Maddison (2015), discrepancy due presumably to different stages of research process.
Mutual diagnostic characters of genera included. No diagnosis of this collective group has been worked out, due to insufficient knowledge. Readers are advised to look at diagnoses of particular genera.

Gen. Acragas Simon, 1900
Type species Acragas longimanus*(19 species)
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* FOOTNOTE. Acragas longimanus Simon, 1900, from Brazil, is the type species a large S American genus, containing 19 recognizable species. A name bearer and a legal model of that genus, it is documented only by palps structure, there are no diagnostic drawings of the female, nor epigyne or its internal structure, no description (World Spider Catalog, ver.19.5, accessed August 2018).. The only information on female's appearance is the above photograph of the female from Ecuador, provided by W. P. Maddison - who deserves warm gratitude for that. One can only wonder how rich must be knowledge of that prominent arachnologists (which he did not care to share with other arachnologists), which permitted him to match undescribed female from Ecuador with a male from Brazil. Enclosed photographs of a male Acragas sp. from Brazil by Machado & Gasnier are unfortunately weak technically, but these are the only photos available to display here. Paradoxically, this S American genus is named for ancient, historical town Acragas, located on ... Sicily.

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Figure - . A - Acragas longimanus, B - same, female, C-E - Acragas sp., F-G - Acragas peckhami, H - Acragas quadriguttatus.
SOURCE: A, F-H - - Galiano M. E. 1968a.Rev. Mus. Argentino Cienc. Nat.,Entom., 2 (3): 301-304, ff. 25-31; 304-306, ff. 45-47, C-E - ©Photo Machado & Gasnier. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Admesturius Galiano, 1987[1988]
Type species Admesturius schajovskoyi (3 species)
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A-D - Admesturius schajovskoyi, E-F - Admesturius bitaeniatus.
SOURCE: A-D - Galiano M.E. 1988a. J. Arachn., 15: 292-294, f 6, 11-12, 20-26, E-F - Galiano 1963b. Physis, 23 (66): 283, t. 3, ff. 1-3, 9. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Aillutticus Galiano, 1987
Type species Aillutticus nitens (8 species)
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A-D - Aillutticus nitens, E - Aillutticus sp.
SOURCE: A-D - Galiano 1987a. Bull. Br. arachn. Soc. 7 (5): 160-162, f 1-2, 6-11, 18, 20, 24, E - Maddison 2015. Journal of Arachnology. 43:231–292, f. 32 . All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Amatorculus Ruiz & Brescovit, 2005
Type species Amatorculus stygius (2 species)
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A-B - Amatorculus stygius.
SOURCE: A-B - Ruiz, Brescovit 2005a. Revta bras. Zool. 22: 694, f 25-28. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Arnoliseus Braul, 2002
Type species Arnoliseus calcarifer (2 species)
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Arnoliseus calcarifer.
SOURCE: A-B - Galiano 1963b. Physis, 23 (66): 464-465, t. 38, f 9-11, C-E - Braul, Lise 2002. Biocien. 10, 2: 101-104, f 28-35. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Breda Peckham, Peckham, 1894
Type species Breda milvina. (14 species)

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A-D - Breda milvina, E - Breda lubomirskii.
SOURCE: A-D, E - Ruiz, Brescovit 2013.3664(4): 404, f. 7-13; 417-419, f 6. © 2013 Magnolia Press, D -©Photo Gasnier & Machado. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Edilemma Ruiz, Brescovit, 2006
Type species Edilemma foraminifera (1 species)
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A-C - Edilemma foraminifera,
SOURCE: E-E1 - Ruiz, Brescovit 2006b. Revta bras. Zool. 23(2): 364-366, f 1-6 . All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Erica Peckham, Peckham, 1892
Type species Erica eugenia (1 species)
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A - Erica eugenia, B - Erica sp..
SOURCE: E3 - F. P.-Cambridge, 1900: 175, pl. 12, f. 10, E4 - Maddison 2015. Journal of Arachnology. 43: 231–292, f. 46. . All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Fritzia muelleri Pickard-Cambridge O., 1879
Type species Fritzia muelleri. (1 species)
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Fritzia muelleri.
SOURCE: Galiano M. E. 1965d. Physis 25(69): 129-130, f 1-4 . All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Gavarilla Ruiz, Brescovit 2006
Type species Gavarilla ianuzziae. (2 species)
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A-B - Gavarilla ianuzziae, C-D - Gavarilla aretada.
SOURCE: both: Ruiz, Brescovit 2006a. Revta bras. Zool. 23(2): 351, f 1-4, and 353, f 5-8. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Hisukattus Galiano, 1987
Type species Hisukattus transversalis. (4 species)
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A-B - Hisukattus transversalis, C-D - Hisukattus simplex.
SOURCE: Galiano 1987b.Revista. Soc. ent. Arg., 44 (2): 139-140, ff 8-10, 13, 19, 28, 29; 142-143, ff. 11-12, 17-18, 21-23. . All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Hurius Simon, 1901
Type species Hurius vulpinus.(4 species)
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A-C - Hurius vulpinus, D - Hurius sp.
SOURCE: A-C - Galiano 1985b. J. Arachnol., 13: 10-12, f 1-7 , D - Maddison 2015. Journal of Arachnology. 43: 231–292, f. 75. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Kupiuka Ruiz, 2010
Type species Kupiuka extratheca.(8 species)
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A-C - Kupiuka extratheca, D-E - heteropicta.
SOURCE: Ruiz, 2010. Zootaxa, 2630: 58-64, f 1-7, 17–22. All © Magnolia Press] . All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Maenola Simon, 1900
Type species Maenola starkei (1 species)
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Maenola starkei.
SOURCE: .M-:Galiano 1963b. Physis, 23 (66): 386; t. 26, ff. 15-19. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Mago Pickard-Cambridge O., 1882
Type species Mago intentus [sp. inquirenda] .(11 species)
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A-D- Mago jurutiensis, E-G - same, SEM of epigynal ducts and gland, H - Mago delicatus SEM of tip of embolus.
SOURCE: A-D, E-H - Patello & Ruiz, 2014: Zootaxa 3786(4): 446, f. 1-6, 10, 16-22, 27-29. ©Magnolia Press. All ęcopyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Onofre Ruiz, Brescovit, 2007
Type species Onofre sibilans (3 species)
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Onofre sibilans.
SOURCE: Ruiz, Brescovit 2007. Bull. British arachnol. Soc., 14(2): 77-79, f 1-6. . All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Platypsecas Ruiz, Brescovit, 2005
Type species Platypsecas razzabonii. (1 species)
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A-B - Platypsecas razzabonii, C - same, by Caporiacco.
SOURCE: Ruiz, Brescovit 2005b. Revta bras. Zool. 22(3): 756, f 15-16, C - Caporiacco, 1955, fig. 65. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Pseudattulus Caporiacco, 1947
Type species Pseudattulus kratochvili. (1 species)
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A - Pseudattulus kratochvili, B - female Sitticus cabellensis [SUPPOSED SYNONYM?], C - same, male (matching contested by Ruiz), palp structure places it in AMYCINES).
SOURCE: -A - Ruiz, Brescovit & Lise, 2007: 377, B-C - Proszynski J. 1971a. Annales zoologici, 28: 198-202, f 31-39. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.
COMMENT. Ruiz et al. (2005c), proposed to synonymize Pseudattulus incertus with female of Sitticus cabellensis (2007) stating bluntly that the holotype specimen of the latter WAS NOT EXAMINED, they do not produce any documentation of females of both species. FOR THESE REASONS THE SYNONYIMY CANNOT BE ACCEPTED].

Gen. Scopocira Simon, 1900
Type species Scopocira dentichelis. (5 species)
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A - Scopocira dentichelis, B-C - Scopocira tenella, D - Scopocira sp. [is it correctly identified? - compare with E-H].
E-H - Scopocira tenella [identification autenthicated by palp agreement with drawing S2] ©Photo Gasnier & Azevedo (Brazil: Amazonas: Coari, Rio Urucu [=tgeg11]).

SOURCES: A, B-C - Galiano 1963b. Physis, 23 (66): 437-438, t. 36, f 1-6; 440-441, t. 36, f 10-11, , D - Maddison 2015.Journal of Arachnology. 43: 231–292, f. 40, E-H - ©Photo Gasnier & Azevedo. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Scoturius Simon, 1901
Type species Scoturius trigris.(1 species)
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Scoturius tigris.
SOURCE: Galiano M.E. 1987c. J. Arachnology, 15: 289, f 4, 7-8, 13-15. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Semiopyla Simon, 1901
Type species Semiopyla cataphracta ( 3 species)
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ATTENTION: Very broad and flattened "embolus" of Semiopyla, shown on figs C & E (below) resembles sclerotized "embolar" structure from which emerges thread-like, soft and long embolus proper [?] in "Titanattus" acanjuba - the matter deserves revision and better documentation.
A-C - Semiopyla cataphracta (note broad structure under/around tip of embolus, visible on SEM but not marked on drawings), D-G - Semiopyla viperina (note broad plate paralleling thin embolus, and a thin, soft membranous structure running from lower part of "embolus" across upper part of bulbus - a charater of COLONINES, visible on SEM(fig. E) - marked heretofore on few drawings of some, relevant spiders].
SOURCE: Galiano 1963b. Physis, 23 (66): 442, t. 34, f 8-12, Galiano 1985c. Rev. suisse Zool., 92 (2): 284-287, f 6-8,10-11, 14-16, 21-23. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Simonurius Galiano, 1988
Type species Simonurius gladiferus.(3 species)
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Simonurius gladiferus [Compare palp of Scoturius tigris] .
SOURCE:- Galiano 1987c. J. Arach. 15: 296, f 2-3, 27-32. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Theriella Braul & Lise, 1996
Type species Theriella (syn. Yepoella) galianoae (3 species)
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ATTENTION: Enclosed documentation (Figs A-F) do not support congeneric status of these three species!
A - Theriella galianoae, B-C - Theriella tenuistyli (formerly Yepoella tenuistyli ), D-F - Theriella bertoncelloi.
SOURCE: A - Braul, Lise. 1996. Biociencias 4: 171-177, B-C - Galiano M.E. 1970a. Revista Mus. Argentin , Zool. 10(11): 166, f. 1-5, 14-20, 27-29, 32-33, D-F - Braul, Lise 2003. Rev. Iber. Aracnol. 123-126, f 1-13. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Udalmella Galiano, 1994
Type species Udalmella gamboa.( 1 species)
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Udalmella gamboa
SOURCE: Galiano M.E. 1993. Scientia (Panama), 8 (1): 194, f 1-6. All ©copyrights are retained by the original authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.

Gen. Vinnius Simon, 1902
Type species Vinnius subfasciatus.(4 species)
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Vinnius subfasciatus .
SOURCE: Braul, Lise 2002. Biocien., 10, n 2: 91-93, f 1-8 , Galiano 1963b. Physis, 23 (66): 467, t 42, f 4-7 .

Gen. Yepoella Galiano, 1970
Type species Yepoella crassistyla. (2 species)
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A-D - Yepoella crassistyla, E - Yepoella sp. [NOT confirmed by genitals, very similar to Jerzego alboguttata from Sarawak].
SOURCE: A-D -Galiano 1970a. Revista Mus. Argentin Cienc. Naturales, Zool. 10(11): 157, f. 6-13, 21-26, 30-31, E - Maddison 2015. Journal of Arachnology. 43: 231–292, f. 95.All authors and copyright holders, used here by their courtesy.