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ECU10-3220 Lapsias lorax.jpg
Male Lapsias lorax
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Lapsias
Simon, 1900[1]
Type species
Lapsias estebanensis
Simon, 1900[1]

See text.

8 species

Lapsias is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders).[1]


Lapsias, Galianora and Thrandina are informally classified as "lapsiines". These are believed to be basal jumping spiders. While Galianora and Thrandina are sister genera, it is not certain if they form a clade with Lapsias, or if the common characteristics are symplesiomorphic.[2]


Lapsias lorax is typical of the genus, with large eyes and prominent male palps. [3] There is a short video of Lapsias lorax, showing typical jumping spider behavior.[4]


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

Lapsias melanopygus Caporiacco, 1947 is considered a doubtful name (nomen dubium).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Gen. Lapsias Simon, 1900", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2017-02-26 
  2. ^ Maddison 2006a
  3. ^ Heiko Metzner (2014). Worldwide database of jumping spiders (Arachnida, Araneae, Salticidae). Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  4. ^ Wayne Maddison, Beaty Biodiversity Museum Retrieved January 27, 2014
  • Maddison, Wayne P. (2006a): "New lapsiine jumping spiders from Ecuador (Araneae: Salticidae)." Zootaxa 1255: 17–28. PDF

Further reading[edit]

  • Maddison, Wayne P. & Needham, K.M. (2006): "Lapsiines and hisponines as phylogenetically basal salticid spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)." Zootaxa 1255: 37–55. PDF

External links[edit]

  • Diagnostic drawings of L. estebanensis, L. ciliatus, L. cyrboides, L. tovarensis