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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski, 1999

Genus Lycidas Karsch, 1878

Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Lycidas (?; ?). Elsewhere (3-7; 3-5). The genus Lycidas was erected by Karsch in 1878 for the single species L. anomalus from Australia. The genus was, effectively, sunk by Roewer in his 1954 catalogue, but resurrected by Zabka in 1987. Chiefly by transfers of species from a number of existing genera, the resulting genus Lycidas consisted of some 18 species, all from Australia. In the process, Zabka synonymised the genus Jotus with Lycidas by virtue of the transfer of the type species J. auripes. With the sort of confusion which exists with such closely related genera, it is possible that some species listed under Jotus do not belong to Lycidas. In fact some Japanese species of Jotus had already been transferred to Phintella.
Distribution: Since most, if not all Lycidas species to date are from Australia, there is some doubt whether the species L. furvus Song & Chai from S. China actually belongs to Lycidas. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 275. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.

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