A Key to the genera of Australian Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)
The key is intended to meet the needs of naturalists, biologists and taxonomists who wish to identify Australian jumping spiders. The character set has high redundancy (99 characters, 293 character states) allowing users to begin with whatever observable characters are available to them when using photographs, a high-powered hand lens or a microscope.
An information sheet attached to each genus provides a list of known species and information on evolutionary relationships, distribution, habits, a simplified diagnosis, and some key references. A series of diagrams and photographs (of living specimens and of aspects of the morphology, including palps and epigynes) is provided for each genus.
Further information and instructions for using the key can be found in the document attached to ‘Salticidae’ in the top right hand quadrant of the key.
Please send comments, or suggestions for improving the key, and requests for assistance, to [email protected].
The key can be cited as Richardson, B.J., Whyte, R. and Żabka, M. (2019). A key to the genera of Australian jumping spiders (Aranaea: Salticidae). https://apps.lucidcentral.org/salticidae/
Key Author(s): B.J. Richardson, R. Whyte and M. Żabka
Key Publisher: lucidcentral.org
Key Version: 1.0