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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1999

Genus Chinattus Logunov, 1999 = Habrocestoides Proszynski, 1992 (Proszynski, 2003 ver. July 1st) ( unnecessary generic transfer),

Comment by J. Proszynski. In my opinion Dr D. V. Logunov has exaggerated differences, which fall within diversity 
known among other, larger genera, while overlooked distinct similarities in genital organs of males and females. In my
 opinion genital organs of the type species, particularly female epigyne, of Chinattus caucasicus indicate that it is an 
Habrocestoides. It is a pity that transferring a number of species from Habrocestoides to Chinattus, Dr D. V. Logunov 
limited himself to expressing opinions without study of specimens of species in question. I think that transfer of species 
to another genus should be based on type/other specimens examination. J. Proszynski, 25. V. 1999
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