Pseudicius is a genus of the jumping spiders first described by Eugène Simon in 1885. The name is combined of Greek pseudo "false" and the salticid genus name Icius.[3] The small genus Wesolowskana (formerly known as Luxuria) should possibly be included in this genus.[4] There is some dispute whether Afraflacilla is a distinct genus or should be included in Pseudicius. Festucula and Marchena are other close relatives, these genera form a monophyletic group.[5]

Pseudicius
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Pseudicius sp. in Hong Kong
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Salticinae
Genus: Pseudicius
Simon, 1885[1]
Type species
Aranea encarpata
Species

See text.

Diversity
65 species
Synonyms

SpeciesEdit

As of February 2017, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species. Many species formerly placed here have been transferred to a variety of other genera.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Pseudicius Simon, 1885". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  2. ^ Prószyński, J. (1990). Catalogue of Salticidae (Araneae): synthesis of quotations in the world literature since 1940, with basic taxonomic data since 1758. Wyższa Szkola Rolniczo-Pedagogiczna W Siedlcach, 366 pp
  3. ^ Simon, E. (1885). "Matériaux pour servir à la faune arachnologiques de l'Asie méridionale. I. Arachnides recueillis à Wagra-Karoor près Gundacul, district de Bellary par M. M. Chaper. II. Arachnides recueillis à Ramnad, district de Madura par M. l'abbé Fabre". Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France. 10.
  4. ^ Salticidae.org: Luxuria
  5. ^ Zabka, Marek; Gray, Michael R. (2002). "Salticidae (Arachnida: Araneae) from Oriental, Australian and Pacific Regions, XVI. New Species of Grayenulla and Afraflacilla" (PDF). Records of the Australian Museum. 54 (3): 269–274. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.54.2002.1366. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-05-02.

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