Sassacus (spider)

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Female Sassacus papenhoei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Dendryphantinae
Genus: Sassacus
Peckham & Peckham, 1895
Type species
Sassacus papenhoei
Peckham & Peckham, 1895

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20 species

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


The genus is probably named after Sassacus, a Native American chief of the 16th and 17th century.


The genus includes the following recognized species:[2]


  1. ^ Richman, David B. (2008). "Revision of the jumping spider genus Sassacus (Araneae, Salticidae, Dendryphantinae) in North America" (PDF). Journal of Arachnology. 36 (1): 26–48. doi:10.1636/H07-03.1. ISSN 0161-8202. 
  2. ^ Platnick, Norman I. (2009): The world spider catalog, version 9.5. American Museum of Natural History.

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