Three new generic records and descriptions of four new species of jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae) from Sri Lanka


en European Journal of Taxonomy 2016 (228) - Pages 1-23 (EJT-228)

Published on 09 September 2016

The salticid genera Bristowia Reimoser, 1934, Habrocestum Simon, 1876 and Macaroeris Wunderlich 1992 are reported from Sri Lanka for the first time. One new species of Bristowia, B. gandhii sp. nov. (♂♀), and three new species of Habrocestum, H. hantaneensis sp. nov. (♂♀), H. kodigalaensis sp. nov. (♂♀) and H. ohiyaensis sp. nov. (♂), are described and diagnosed. The male of Macaroeris nidicolens Walckenaer, 1802 is redescribed and illustrated, based on new material from Sri Lanka.

Keywords :

Taxonomy, Sri Lanka, biodiversity, ground dwellers, diagnostic characters.

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