Lepidemathis

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Lepidemathis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Euophryinae
Genus: Lepidemathis
Simon, 1903
Type species
Emathis sericea
Simon, 1899
Species

see text

Diversity
4 species

Lepidemathis is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). The four described species are endemic to the Philippines.[1]

Species of Lepidemathis look like large editions of the related genus Emathis.[2] Lepidemathis is about 10 mm (38 in) long in females, and up to 13 mm (12 in) in males.[2]

Name[edit]

The genus name is a combination of Ancient Greek lepis "scale" and the related salticid genus Emathis.

Species[edit]

As of June 2017, the World Spider Catalog lists the following species in the genus:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b World Spider Catalog (2017). "Gen. Lepidemathis Simon, 1903". World Spider Catalog. 18.0. Bern: Natural History Museum. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Murphy, Frances; Murphy, John (2000). An Introduction to the Spiders of South East Asia. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society. p. 283.