Pachyballus

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Pachyballus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Ballinae
Genus: Pachyballus
Simon, 1900
Type species
Pachyballus transversus
Simon, 1900
Species

see text

Diversity
7 species

Pachyballus is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). While almost all of the six described species are found in Africa and nearby regions, one species is endemic to New Caledonia.

Pachyballus rotundus was transferred to its own genus Planiemen in 2007.

Name[edit]

The genus name is derived from Ancient Greek pachys "thick" and the salticid genus Ballus.

Species[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Spider Catalog (2017). "Gen. Pachyballus Simon, 1900". World Spider Catalog. 18.0. Bern: Natural History Museum. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 

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