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Vincent Chalcoscirtus diminutus male 01.jpg
Male Chalcoscirtus diminutus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Chalcoscirtus
Bertkau, 1880[1]
Type species
Callietherus infimus
Simon, 1868[1]
45 species

Chalcoscirtus is a genus of spiders in the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). Almost all species occur in Eurasia, with a few species found in North America.[1]


The genus name is a compound of the Ancient Greek roots chalc- "copper" and scirt- "leap".[citation needed]


As of February 2017, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:[1]

Names brought to synonymy
  • Chalcoscirtus elegans Simon, 1885, a synonym for Rogmocrypta elegans (Simon, 1885)
  • Chalcoscirtus helverseni Metzner, 1999, a synonym for Chalcoscirtus parvulus Metzner, 1999[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Gen. Chalcoscirtus Bertkau, 1880", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2017-02-28 

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