日本産イナズマハエトリグモ属およびトサハエトリグモ属(クモ目:ハエトリグモ科)に関する分類学的覚書 Taxonomic notes on Japanese species of the genera <I>Pseudicius</I> and <I>Tasa</I> (Araneae: Salticidae)
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Japanese salticid species of the genus <I>Tasa</I> and a part of the genus <I>Pseudicius</I> are taxonomically revised by morphological investigation and molecular analysis using partial sequencing data of mt-DNA COI gene. As a result, the female of <I>Pseudicius koreanus</I> Wesolowska 1981 and the male of <I>Tasa nipponica</I> Bohdanowicz & Prószynski 1987 are identified as the same species. Therefore, <I>T. nipponica</I> is newly synonymized with <I>P. koreanus</I>, and <I>P. koreanus</I> is transferred to the genus <I>Tasa</I>, due to its male genital morphology. The male of <I>P. koreanus</I> sensu Bohdanowicz & Prószynski (1987) is identified as the male of <I>Pseudicius tokaraensis</I> (Bohdanowicz & Prószynski 1987). Incidentally, <I>P. okinawaensis</I> Prószynski 1992 is newly synonymized with <I>P. tokaraensis</I>. Additionally, <I>Pseudicius kimjoopili</I> (Kim 1995) comb. nov. is newly recorded from Japan. The male of this species is described for the first time. This species is transferred from the genus <I>Helicius</I>. After these taxonomic revisions, Japanese <I>Pseudicius</I> species are following three for the present: <I>P. kimjoopili</I>, <I>P. tokaraensis</I> and <I>P. vulpes</I>. These three can be easily distinguished from each other by their general appearances or genital morphologies.
- Acta Arachnologica
Acta Arachnologica 63(2), 87-97, 2014
Arachnological Society of Japan