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in vitro male U. elegans
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Udvardya
Species: U. elegans
Binomial name
Udvardya elegans
(Szombathy, 1915)[1]

Silerella elegans
Siler elegans

Udvardya is a genus of jumping spider endemic to New Guinea. As of 2017, it contains only one species, Udvardya elegans.[1]

Males and females are similar in appearance. There are minor differences in the abdominal pattern, and males have small curved "horns" on their chelicerae. In both sexes, the first pair of legs are greatly enlarged.[2]


Nothing is known about the biology of this species, as it is only known from dead specimens.


The genus name is derived from the Hungarian biologist Miklos Udvardy;[2] elegans is Latin for "elegant".


  1. ^ a b "Salticidae". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2017-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b Proszynski, Jerzy (1992): Salticidae (Araneae) of the Old World and Pacific Islands in several US collections. Annales zoologici, Warszawa 44: 114-115.

Further reading[edit]

  • Szombathy, Kálmán (1915): Attides nouveaux appartenant aux collections du Musee national hongrois. Ann. hist.-nat. Mus. nat. Hung. 13: 478.
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2007): The world spider catalog, version 8.0. American Museum of Natural History.

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