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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Sectio: Dionycha
Superfamilia: Salticoidea

Familia: Salticidae
Subfamilia: Salticinae
Clade: Simonida
Tribus: Aelurillini
Genus: Rafalus
Species: R. christophori – R. feliksi – R. insignipalpis – R. karskii – R. lymphus – R. nigritibiis – R. variegatus – R. wittmeri
Name

Rafalus Prószyński, 1999

Type species: Rafalus christophori Prószyński, 1999
References

Prószyński, J. 1999. Description of Rafalus gen. n. (Aranei: Salticidae), with special reference to the Near East fauna. Arthropoda Selecta 8: 89–101. PDF [90]
Platnick, N. I. 2009. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.5. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

Rafalus is a genus of jumping spiders that was first described by Jerzy Prószyński in 1999.[2]
Species

As of August 2019 it contains twelve species, found only in Africa and Asia:[1]

Rafalus arabicus Wesolowska & van Harten, 2010 – United Arab Emirates
Rafalus christophori Prószyński, 1999 (type) – Egypt, Israel
Rafalus desertus Wesolowska & van Harten, 2010 – United Arab Emirates
Rafalus feliksi Prószyński, 1999 – Egypt, United Arab Emirates
Rafalus insignipalpis (Simon, 1882) – Yemen (mainland, Socotra)
Rafalus karskii Prószyński, 1999 – Israel
Rafalus lymphus (Próchniewicz & Hęciak, 1994) – Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Yemen
Rafalus minimus Wesolowska & van Harten, 2010 – United Arab Emirates
Rafalus nigritibiis (Caporiacco, 1941) – Ethiopia
Rafalus stanislawi Prószyński, 1999 – Israel
Rafalus variegatus (Kroneberg, 1875) – Iran, Central Asia
Rafalus wittmeri (Prószyński, 1978) – Bhutan

References

"Gen. Rafalus Prószyński, 1999". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2019. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
Prószyński, J. (1999). "Description of Rafalus gen. n. (Aranei: Salticidae), with special reference to the Near East fauna". Arthropoda Selecta. 8: 89–101.

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