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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Astioida
Tribus: Myrmarachnini
Subtribus: Ligonipedina
Genus: Ligonipes
Species: L. flavipes – L. illustris – L. lacertosus – L. semitectus – L. similis – L. synageloides

Ligonipes Karsch, 1878

Type species: Ligonipes illustris Karsch, 1878

Discocnemius Thorell, 1881
Haterius Simon, 1900


Platnick, N. I. 2008. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.0. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

Vernacular names
English: Ligonipes

Ligonipes is a spider genus of the jumping spider family, Salticidae. Five of the six described species are found in the Australian region, the exception being Ligonipes similis, recorded as being from Sumatra.[1] Their body form mimics ants.

L. semitectus is a very common spider in Queensland, Australia. Males are 4 mm long, females 5 mm. There has been no information about L. similis (formerly in genus Rhombonotus) since its original description in 1882.[2]

As of April 2017, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:[1]

Ligonipes flavipes Rainbow, 1920 – Norfolk Island
Ligonipes illustris Karsch, 1878 – Queensland
Ligonipes lacertosus (Thorell, 1881) – Queensland
Ligonipes semitectus (Simon, 1900) – Queensland
Ligonipes similis (Hasselt, 1882) – Sumatra
Ligonipes synageloides (Szombathy, 1915) – New Guinea


"Gen. Ligonipes Karsch, 1878". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2017-04-24.

Murphy, Frances & Murphy, John (2000). An Introduction to the Spiders of South East Asia. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society. ISBN 978-983-9681-17-8. p. 272.

Further reading

Richardson, B.J.; Zabka, M.; Gray, M.R. & Milledge, G. (2006). "Distributional patterns of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) in Australia". Journal of Biogeography 33(4): 707-719. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2005.01405.x


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