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]

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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

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65 species


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]


  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. ^ 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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