Salticidae: Marpissa

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Males

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- Females

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Bulbus and cymbium narrow, elongated

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- Bulbus and cymbium broad, often round

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Tibial apophysis long; bulbus appearing conical in lateral view

Marpissa nivoyi (Lucas, 1846)

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Pesarini 1997)
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male Pedipalp
(Prószyński 1991)
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male Pedipalp
(Braendegaard 1972a)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Locket & Millidge 1951)
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Tibial apophysis short, slantingly truncated distally; bulbus appearing flat in lateral view

Mendoza canestrinii (Ninni, 1868)

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Pesarini 1997)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Prószyński 1991)
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male Pedipalp
(Prószyński 1991)
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Cymbium as fig.; embolus partly covered, visible in 12 o'clock position

Marpissa radiata (Grube, 1859)

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Azheganova 1968)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Braendegaard 1972a)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Cymbial process pointed; embolus originating in 9 o'clock position, distinctly visible

Marpissa pomatia (Walckenaer, 1802)

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Braendegaard 1972a)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Pesarini unpubl.)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Locket & Millidge 1951)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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male Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Cymbial process rounded; embolus originating in 6 o'clock position, mostly covered

Marpissa muscosa (Clerck, 1757)

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Braendegaard 1972a)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Pesarini unpubl.)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Locket & Millidge 1951)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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male Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Epigyne flat, posterior margin triangularly protruding

Mendoza canestrinii (Ninni, 1868)

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female Epigyne
(Prószyński 1991)
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female Epigyne
(Pesarini 1997)
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female Vulva
(Prószyński 1991)
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female Habitus
(Pesarini 1997)
- Epigyne with a shallow groove in posterior area

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Length of epigynal groove > 1/2 of epigyne length

Marpissa nivoyi (Lucas, 1846)

male

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female Epigyne
(Prószyński 1991)
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female Epigyne
(Braendegaard 1972a)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1951)
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female Vulva
(Prószyński 1991)
- Length of epigynal groove < 1/2 of epigyne length

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Copulatory openings strongly sclerotised; margins of epigynal grooves less sclerotised

Marpissa radiata (Grube, 1859)

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female Epigyne
(Braendegaard 1972a)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Vulva
(Azheganova 1968)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
- Copulatory openings not striking; margins of epigynal grooves strongly sclerotised

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Epigynal groove round, small

Marpissa muscosa (Clerck, 1757)

male

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female Epigyne
(Braendegaard 1972a)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1951)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Epigynal groove transverse oval, large

Marpissa pomatia (Walckenaer, 1802)

male

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female Epigyne
(Braendegaard 1972a)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1951)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
Further taxa

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1. Marpissa balcanica (Kratochvil, 1932)

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female Epigyne, ventral view
(Logunov 2009b)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Logunov 2009b)
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female Vulva, ventral view
(Logunov 2009b)
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female Sternum
(Logunov 2009b)
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female Chelicera, ventral view
(Logunov 2009b)

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2. Marpissa longiuscula (Simon, 1871)

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Habitus, subadult, dorsal view
(Canestrini 1876)

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3. Marpissa zaitzevi Mcheidze, 1997

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female Epigyne/vulva
(Mcheidze 1997)
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female Habitus, dorsal view
(Mcheidze 1997)