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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Pseudicius
Simon, 1885[1]
Type species
Aranea encarpata
Walckenaer, 1802[1]

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65 species

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


The genus name is combined of Greek pseudo "false" and the salticid genus name Icius.


The small genus Wesolowskana (formerly known as Luxuria) should possibly be included in this genus.[2] There is some dispute whether Afraflacilla is a distinct genus or should be included in Pseudicius. Festucula and Marchena are other close relatives, these genera form a monophyletic group.[3]


As of February 2017, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species. Many species formerly placed here have been transferred to a variety of other genera.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Gen. Pseudicius Simon, 1885". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2017-02-28. 
  2. ^ Luxuria
  3. ^ Zabka, Marek & Gray, Michael R. (2002). "Salticidae (Arachnida: Araneae) from Oriental, Australian and Pacific Regions, XVI. New Species of Grayenulla and Afraflacilla". Records of the Australian Museum 54: 269-274. PDF

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