Salticidae: Sitticus

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Males

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- Females

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Bulbus round

  3  

- Bulbus oval or quadrangular

  9  

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Tibial apophysis long, projecting, ± bent

  4  

- Tibial apophysis slender, triangular, pointed

  5  

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Tibial apophysis bent towards bulbus; embolus twisted around bulbus, its base covered; opisthosoma dorsally without white spots

Sitticus terebratus (Clerck, 1757)

female

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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 Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Tibial apophysis only slightly bent; embolus short and robust; opisthosoma dorsally with a pair of white spots

Sittipub pubescens (Fabricius, 1775)

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Braendegaard 1972a)
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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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Embolus at its base distinctly separated from bulbus

Sittiflor zimmermanni (Simon, 1877)

female

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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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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 Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
- Embolus at its base covered by a white membrane of bulbus

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Sperm duct slightly S-like bent; tibial apophysis broad at its base; femora uniformly dark

Sittiflor floricola (C. L. Koch, 1837)

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
(Roberts 1998)
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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)
- Sperm duct strongly S-like bent; tibial apophysis longer and narrower; femora not uniformly dark

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Pedipalps without striking white hairs; pedipalp as fig.

Sittiflor caricis (Westring, 1861)

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Braendegaard 1972a)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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male Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
- Pedipalps with striking white hairs, mainly on femur and patella

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Prosoma with 3 distinct narrow longitudinal stripes consisting of white hairs; cymbium and bulbus comparatively large; basal half of femora bright; pedipalp as fig.

Sittiflor rupicola (C. L. Koch, 1837)

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Logunov & Kronestedt 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
(Zabka 1997)
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male Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Prosoma with one bright median longitudinal stripe, the two lateral stripes less distinct, broadened above coxa III, from there often a vague transverse line running to median line; cymbium and bulbus comparatively small

Sittiflor inexpectus (Logunov & Kronestedt, 1997)

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Opisthosoma, dorsal view
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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male Opisthosoma, dorsal view
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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Embolus broad, parallel to bulbal main axis, slightly bent distally

Sittisax dzieduszyckii (L. Koch, 1870)

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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male Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
- Embolus narrow, diagonal to bulbal main axis

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Tibial apophysis broad, slantingly truncated distally, ending blunt

Sittisax saxicola (C. L. Koch, 1846)

female

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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 Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
- Tibial apophysis ending in a pointed tip

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Tibial apophysis broadly triangular, straight

Attulus distinguendus (Simon, 1868)

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
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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male Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
- Tibial apophysis narrower and bent

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Tibial apophysis long, uniformly bent

Sittilong longipes (Canestrini, 1873)

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Prószyński 1991)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Pesarini unpubl.)
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male Pedipalp
(Prószyński 1991)
- Tibial apophysis shortly triangular, ± distinct tip

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Pedipalp dorsally unicoloured, with white bristles; pedipalp tibia moderately thickened; pedipalp as fig.

Attulus saltator (O. P.-Cambridge, 1868)

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Prószyński 1991)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Braendegaard 1972a)
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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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Pedipalp dorsally with distinctly marked off colour pattern; pedipalp tibia strongly thickened; pedipalp as fig.

Attulus penicillatus (Simon, 1875)

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Prószyński 1991)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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male Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Copulatory openings of epigyne not visible from the outside

  15  

- Epigyne with distinctly visible copulatory openings

  16  

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Epigyne only consisting of a sclerotised depression with 2 dark spots; vulva simple

Sittipub pubescens (Fabricius, 1775)

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)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Epigyne is a complexly sclerotised plate; vulva complex, as fig.

Sittisax dzieduszyckii (L. Koch, 1870)

male

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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Epigyne with distinctly developed groove, with covered copulatory openings at bottom

  17  

- Epigyne without distinct groove, copulatory openings distinct

  20  

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Epigynal groove in anterior half of epigyne

  18  

- Epigynal groove in posterior half of epigyne

  24  

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Epigynal groove longer than wide

Sittisax saxicola (C. L. Koch, 1846)

male

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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
- Epigynal groove wider than long

  19  

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Epigynal groove with 2 openings, connected with posterior epigynal margin by narrow longitudinal depressions

Sittilong longipes (Canestrini, 1873)

male

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female Epigyne
(Prószyński 1991)
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female Epigyne
(Breuss 2001)
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female Vulva
(Prószyński 1991)
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Epigynal groove slit-like

Sitticus terebratus (Clerck, 1757)

male

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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Epigynal groove inversely V-like developed

Sittiflor zimmermanni (Simon, 1877)

male

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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
- Epigynal groove roundish heart-shaped (for determination of the following 4 species a vulva preparation is needed)

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Entrance duct leading to anterior end of receptacula seminis, with single twist

Sittiflor floricola (C. L. Koch, 1837)

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)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
- Entrance duct leading to middle part of receptacula seminis

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Entrance duct with single twist

Sittiflor caricis (Westring, 1861)

male

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female Epigyne
(Braendegaard 1972a)
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female Epigyne
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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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
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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female Vulva
(Thaler 1981c)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
- Entrance duct stronger convoluted

  23  

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Epigyne and vulva as fig.

Sittiflor rupicola (C. L. Koch, 1837)

male

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female Epigyne
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1951)
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female Vulva
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Epigyne and vulva as fig.

Sittiflor inexpectus (Logunov & Kronestedt, 1997)

male

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female Epigyne
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Vulva
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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female Habitus
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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female Habitus
(Logunov & Kronestedt 1997)
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Copulatory openings distinctly separated over 1/2 of epigyne length by narrow elevation

Attulus penicillatus (Simon, 1875)

male

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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
- Different

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Due to broad elevation in anterior epigynal part 2 small, anteriorly open grooves indicated

Attulus saltator (O. P.-Cambridge, 1868)

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)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Epigyne and vulva as fig.

Attulus distinguendus (Simon, 1868)

male

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female Epigyne
(Braendegaard 1972a)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Epigyne
(Szüts et al. 2003)
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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Vulva
(Szüts et al. 2003)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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1. Sitticus barsakelmes Logunov & Rakov, 1998

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Ponomarev 2008b)
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male Pedipalp, retrolateral view
(Ponomarev 2008b)
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female Epigyne, ventral view
(Logunov & Rakov 1998)
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female Epigyne, ventral view
(Ponomarev 2008b)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Logunov & Rakov 1998)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Ponomarev 2008b)