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Zygoballus incertus male

Zygoballus incertus male

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
Genus: Zygoballus
Species: Zygoballus incertus

Zygoballus incertus female

Zygoballus incertus female

Zygoballus incertus is a species of jumping spider which occurs in Panama.[2]
History and taxonomy

The species was first described from a female specimen by the entomologist Nathan Banks in 1929 as Atelurius incertus.[2] Arachnologist Arthur M. Chickering described the species, including a male allotype, in his 1946 paper, "The Salticidae (Spiders) of Panama". Chickering expressed doubts about whether the species belonged to Atelurius: "I am unable to come to any decision as to the correct placement of this species... I know nothing better to do with it for the present than to retain it here pending further knowledge."[3] In 1987, arachnologist María Elena Galiano reassigned Chickering's male allotype to Sassacus. Regarding the female type specimen, she remarked that it was "without a doubt fissidentate, and should be excluded from [Atelurius]."[4] Citing the fact that Chickering noted similarities with Zygoballus, Galiano transferred the species out of Atelurius and into Zygoballus.[4] Characteristics of the male were described in 1996 by Wayne Maddison.[5]
References

"Taxon details Zygoballus incertus (Banks, 1929)". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
Banks, Nathan (1929). "Spiders from Panama". Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 69 (3): 51–96.
Chickering, Arthur M. (September 1946). "The Salticidae (Spiders) of Panama". Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 97: 253–257. hdl:2027/mdp.39015068348831.
Galiano, María Elena (1987). "Revision de los generos del grupo Hurieae (Araneae, Salticidae)" (PDF). Journal of Arachnology (in Spanish). 15 (3): 285–301.
Maddison, Wayne P. (1996). "Pelegrina Franganillo and other jumping spiders formerly placed in the genus Metaphidippus (Araneae: Salticidae)". Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Harvard University. 154: 215–368.

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