1 December 2012 Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of the Calabar Area (Se Nigeria)
Wanda Wesołowska, G. B. Edwards
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Forty nine species of jumping spiders from the Calabar area in southeastern Nigeria and two from Kaduna Junction in central northern Nigeria are listed in this paper. Among these, the following 8 species are described as new to science: Bacelarella gibbosa sp. nov. (♂ ♀), Brancus lacrimosus sp. nov. (♂), “Brancusnigeriensis sp. nov. (♀), Mexcala smaragdina sp. nov. (♂), Phintella paludosa sp. nov. (♂), Thiratoscirtus atakpa sp. nov. (♀), Thiratoscirtus efik sp. nov. (♂) and Thiratoscirtus procerus sp. nov. (♀). Females of Baryphas jullieni Simon, 1902, Longarenus brachycephalus Simon, 1903 and Thiratoscirtus torquatus Simon, 1903 are described for the first time. Two species names are synonymized, Schenkelia gertschi Berland et Millot, 1941 with Schenkelia modesta Lessert, 1927 and Myrmarachne insulana Roewer, 1942 with Myrmarachne hesperia (Simon, 1887). Four new combinations are proposed, Viciria mondoni Berland et Millot 1941, Viciria niveimana Simon, 1902 and Viciria peckhamorum Lessert, 1927 are transferred to the genus Brancus, and Mithion grassei Berland et Millot, 1941 is transferred to the genus Pseudicius. Twenty eight salticid species are recorded for the first time in Nigeria.

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Wanda Wesołowska and G. B. Edwards "Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of the Calabar Area (Se Nigeria)," Annales Zoologici 62(4), 733-772, (1 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345412X659786
Received: 14 October 2012; Accepted: 12 November 2012; Published: 1 December 2012
Afrotropical Region
new species
salticid diversity
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