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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae

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The Salticoida are a group of jumping spiders. Most salticid genera (more than 90% of all described species) belong to this unranked clade, with all others believed to be basal to the Salticidae.

Among the subfamilies in this clade are the following:[1]

The Amycoida form a large neotropical radiation from which only the related Sitticus and Attulus have reached the Old World. The Marpissoida are also mainly found in the New World. The Plexippoida are, except for Habronattus, an Old World group, as are the Heliophaninae. This suggests that much of the diversification of the salticids occurred after the separation of the continents of Old and New World.[2]

Among the salticids not included in the Salticoida are:


  1. ^ Organelle Genome Database: Salticoida
  2. ^ Maddison & Hedin 2003


Further reading[edit]

  • Maddison, Wayne P.; Bodner, Melissa R. & Needham, Karen M. (2008): Salticid spider phylogeny revisited, with the discovery of a large Australasias clade (Araneae: Salticidae). Zootaxa 1893: 49-64. Abstract