Taxonomic notes on two jumping spider species of the genus Epocilla Thorell, 1887 (Araneae: Salticidae: Chrysillini) from India and Pakistan
|Title||Taxonomic notes on two jumping spider species of the genus Epocilla Thorell, 1887 (Araneae: Salticidae: Chrysillini) from India and Pakistan|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Caleb JTD, Sanap RV, Prajapati DA, Bambhaniya P|
The types of Marpissa tigrina Tikader, 1965 and M. kalapani Tikader, 1977 that are kept in the National Zoological collection, Zoological Survey of India (Kolkata) are re-examined and illustrated. A new combination, Epocilla aura (Dyal, 1935) comb.n. (ex. Thiania), is proposed and three new synonyms are established: Epocilla pakhtunkhwa Ali et Maddison, 2018 syn.n. and Marpissa tigrina Tikader, 1965 syn.n. with E. aura, and Marpissa kalapani Tikader, 1977 syn.n. with Epocilla calcarata (Karsch, 1880). The distributional records of these species from India and Pakistan are mapped.