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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Genus Palpelius Simon, 1903

[a junior synonym of Pristobaeus Simon 1902 - deserving name preservation]

Color phot: [sp. from Malaysia][sp. from Borneo]

TYPE SPECIES]beccari

[dearmatus ] [discendens ][jocosus -Simon's specimen] [ jocosus - new specimen] [namosi ] [ P. trigyrus ] [ sp. from Sempata][

Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Palpelius (7; 6-10). The cephalothorax is large and high with the thoracic part falling away steeply just behind the rear eyes. The sides are almost parallel before narrowing slightly to the rear. It is red-brown in colour, with various patterns of white on the sides and centrally on the thorax. The abdomen is oval, narrower than the cephalothorax, and gradually tapers towards the rear. It is pale in colour and sometimes carries transverse dark bands near the middle and chevrons near the spinnerets. The legs are brown, with the first and second pairs stouter, darker and carrying black fringes below the patellae and tibiae.
Distribution: Palpelius is a tropical genus which ranges from Borneo to Papua New Guinea and Australia. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 276. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.
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