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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Bocus
Peckham & Peckham, 1892[1]
Type species
B. excelsus
Peckham & Peckham, 1892

Bocus is a genus of Southeast Asian jumping spiders that was first described by George Peckham & Elizabeth Peckham in 1892.[2] As of June 2019 it contains only three species, found only in the Philippines and Indonesia: B. angusticollis, B. excelsus, and B. philippinensis.[1] They are indistinguishable from the related genus Myrmarachne without the help of a microscope.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Gen. Bocus Peckham & Peckham, 1892". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2019. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  2. ^ Peckham, G. W.; Peckham, E. G. (1892). "Ant-like spiders of the family Attidae". Occasional Papers of the Natural History Society of Wisconsin. 2 (1): 1–84.
  3. ^ Murphy, Frances; Murphy, John (2000). "An Introduction to the Spiders of South East Asia". Malaysian Nature Society. Kuala Lumpur: 304.

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