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DELIMITATION OF MEDITERRANEAN GENUS IBERATTUS GEN. N., WITH COMMENTS ON GENUS SAITIS (ARANEAE: SALTICIDAE)

Jerzy Prószyński, Aart Noordam, Pierre Oger, Michael Schäfer

Abstract


The paper delimits Iberattus gen. n. from France, Portugal and Spain and discusses classification of Saitis imitans, both species characterized by possession of a rare, three-chambered spermathecae. In the methodological layer paper is a test of the proposed new research protocol, including a shift to macrophotography of live specimens, whenever possible.

New informal subgroup: SAITEAE Prószyński

New genera: Iberattus gen. n.

 Overdue nomenclatorical correction:

“Chalcoscirtus” diminutus Edwards, 2003a: 71 = “Euophrys” diminuta  (Banks, 1896) (see note on p. 96).

 Nomenclatorical changes:
Euophrys semiglabrata (Simon, 1868) = Iberattus semiglabratus (Simon, 1868) comb. n.

Species pending transfer to new genera:
"Saitis" ariadneae Logunov, 2001,
"Saitis" mutans Otto & Hill, 2012,
"Saitis" sengleti (Metzner, 1999),
"Saitis" virgatus Otto & Hill, 2012.

Keywords


diagnostic research protocol; diagnostic macrophotographs; Mediterranean Salticidae; Australian Salticidae; Iberattus gen. n.; Satis imitans; genus Satis.

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