Title Page] [List of Genera] Comparison of Drawings] [Regional Keys to Genera] [Descriptions of New Taxa] [Geographical Distribution] [Color Photographs] See also Catalogue of Salticidae [ Title page] List of Genera - names beginning with: A BC DEFG HIJKL MN OPQ RS TUVWXYZ References: Authors beginning with: A BC DEFG HIJKL MN OPQ RS TUVWXYZ [See also Catalogue: Sitticus] Genus: Sitticus - List of Species
Common charaters of the genus Sitticus
Retrolateral edge not developed, prolateral tooth usually multiconed (several teeth with fused bases) External appearance - generalized shape, usually with pattern of white dots and/or longitudinal streaks, leg IV is the longest.
About 70 species of Sitticus differ by internal structure of epigynum, palpal organs are of limited diagnostic use There are several distinct types of spermathecae and channels, but these are connected by intermediate forms. Spermathecae are usually "C" shaped, modified by various development of rami, usually more or less bent closer (flattened). Channels thin walled and transparent, vary from short and slightly bent to long lups, in some cases reduced, copulatory openings always separate, sometimes within in the oval depression. Proposed division of the genus Sitticus into following groups of species ================== distinguendus group (click to see other species) ================== [avocator] [albolineatus][intermediate to the floricola group] ================== floricola group (click to see other species) ==================
[rupicola] [floricola] [zimmermanni-atricapillus] [penicillatus] [rupicola] [floricola] [zimmermanni] [penicillatus intermediate] ================== penicillatus group ================== [clavator] [saltator] ================== saxicola group ( see also New World relatives [?]) ================== [saxicola] longipes] [longipes] [ranieri] ================== pubescens group ================== [pubescens] [relictarius] ================== terebratus group ================== [terebratus] [fasciger] [finschi] [godlewskii] [tannuola] New World relatives ================== saxicola group ( New World relatives [?]) ================== [ [ absolutus ] cursor] [juniperi]
[sp. from Bahamas [cabellensis] [welchi ??] ================== leucoproctus group ==================\ [leucoproctus] [flabellatus] [cellulanus] [tenebricola] ================== palpalis group ================== [palpalis] [canus] [mazorcanus] [phaleratus] [uber] ================== MISPLACED - not a Sitticus ================== from Taiwan: [taiwanensis] [wuae] from Africa:: [uphami] [designatus] Sitticus - morphological series of internal structure of epigyne