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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
Genus: Zygoballus
Species: Zygoballus lineatus

Zygoballus lineatus is a species of jumping spider which occurs in Argentina.[2] It is known only from a single female specimen collected in Tigre, Buenos Aires.[3]

The species was first described in 1944 by the Brazilian arachnologist Cândido Firmino de Mello-Leitão as Amerotritte lineata. It served as the type species of a new genus Amerotritte.[3] In 1980, however, Argentinian arachnologist María Elena Galiano transferred the species to the genus Zygoballus, thus synonymizing Amerotritte.[2] Galiano commented that the holotype is immature and listed the species as a species inquirenda.[2] Jerzy Prószyński's Global Species Database of Salticidae lists the species as "dubious".[4] However, it is listed as a recognized species by Platnick's World Spider Catalog (Version 10.5).[5]
Type specimen

The type specimen is housed at the La Plata Museum in Argentina (Prosen collection, No. 16.210).[3]

"Taxon details Zygoballus lineatus (Mello-Leitão, 1944)". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
Galiano, María Elena (1980). "Catalogo de los especimenes tipicos de Salticidae (Araneae) descriptos por Candido F. de Mello-Leitão". Physis, Revista de la Sociedad Argentina de Ciencias Naturales. Buenos Aires. 39: 31–40.
Mello-Leitão, Cándido Firmino de (1944). "Arañas de la provincia de Buenos Aires". Extracto de la Revista del Museo de la Plata (Nueva Serie, Zoologia). 3: 375–376.
Prószyński, Jerzy (March 7, 2010). "Zygoballus [dubius] lineatus Galiano, 1980". Global Species Database of Salticidae (Araneae). Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2010-04-13.
Platnick, Norman I. (2009). "Salticidae Blackwall, 1841". The World Spider Catalog, Version 10.5. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2010-04-13.


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