Saitis

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Saitis
Saitis barbipes MHNT Male Face2.jpg
Saitis barbipes (male)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Saitis
Simon, 1876
Type species
Attus barbipes
Simon, 1868
Species

see text

Diversity
33 species

Saitis is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). The 30 recognized species are spread worldwide.

Distribution[edit]

It is possible that the species from Australia belong to other genera, such as Maratus.

Species[edit]

Only fourteen species have diagnostic drawings of any sort, and it is likely that at least some species should be transferred to other genera (Hall 2009).

References[edit]

  • Platnick, Norman I. (2011): The world spider catalog, version 11.5. American Museum of Natural History.
  • David Edwin Hill 2009: "Euophryine jumping spiders that extend their third legs during courtship (Araneaee: Salticidia: Euophryinae: Maratus, Saitis)". Peckhamia 74(1): 1-27.

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