Taxon details

Cosmophasis thalassina (C. L. Koch, 1846)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2024-01-10
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Malaysia to Australia
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (MNHN), Paris, France; m of Cosmophasis umbratica (Prószyński, 1984a)
  • Holotype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany (database export of type material, March 2019); m (1747)
Taxonomic references
Plexippus thalassinus C. L. Koch, 1846: 124, f. 1184 (Dm).
Thiania thalassina Simon, 1864: 326.
Amycus splendidus L. Koch, 1880: 1171, pl. 101, f. 6 (Dm) [].
Maevia thalassina Thorell, 1881: 468 (S of Amycus splendidus and A. tristriatus, the latter revalidated by Żabka & Waldock, 2012: 127).
Cosmophasis thalassina Simon, 1901a: 548, 554.
Cosmophasis splendens Simon, 1901a: 549 (lapsus).
Cosmophasis umbratica Simon, 1903h: 308 (Dm) [].
Cosmophasis thalassina Reimoser, 1934a: 16 (Df).
Cosmophasis umbratica Dyal, 1935: 234 (f; misidentified per Hurni-Cranston & Hill, 2021: 46 and Hill, Hurni-Cranston & Tam, 2024: 7).
Cosmophasis thalassina Prószyński, 1984a: 23 (mf; misidentified per Hill, Hurni-Cranston & Tam, 2024: 7).
Cosmophasis umbratica Prószyński, 1984a: 24 (m).
Cosmophasis thalassina Żabka, 1988: 444, f. 62-63 (m).
Cosmophasis thalassina Prószyński & Deeleman-Reinhold, 2010: 160, f. 42-43 (m).
Cosmophasis thalassina Żabka & Waldock, 2012: 118, f. 1A-E, 2A-F. 3A-G, 4A-F, 60A-B (mf; f. 4A-F, 60A-B misidentified per Hill, Hurni-Cranston & Tam, 2024: 7).
Cosmophasis thalassinus Prószyński, 2017b: 33, f. 14G (mf).
Cosmophasis thalassina Hurni-Cranston & Hill, 2021: 39, f. 4.1, 35-40 (mf habitus).
Cosmophasis umbratica Hurni-Cranston & Hill, 2021: 46, f. 41-45 (mf habitus; N.B.: f not described).
Cosmophasis thalassina Hill, Hurni-Cranston & Tam, 2024: 7, f. 1.1-17, 2.1-3, 3.1-14, 4.1-4, 5.1-4, 6.1-7 (mf, S of Cosmophasis umbratica).

Dyal, S. (1935). Fauna of Lahore. 4.–Spiders of Lahore. Bulletin of the Department of Zoology of the Panjab University 1: 119-252, pl. 11-17. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hill, D. E., Hurni-Cranston, T. & Tam, T. V. (2024). New synonymy for the jumping spider Cosmophasis thalassina (C. L. Koch 1846) (Araneae: Salticidae: Chrysillini). Peckhamia 312.1: 1-8. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hurni-Cranston, T. & Hill, D. E. (2021). Three new jumping spiders of the genus Cosmophasis from Wallacea (Araneae: Salticidae: Chrysillini). Peckhamia 228.1: 1-84. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, C. L. (1846). Die Arachniden. J. L. Lotzbeck, Nürnberg, Dreizehnter Band, pp. 1-234, pl. 433-468 (f. 1078-1271); Vierzehnter Band, pp. 1-88, pl. 467-480 (f. 1272-1342). [for the correct year of publication see Brignoli, 1985b] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.43744 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, L. (1880). Die Arachniden Australiens, nach der Natur beschrieben und abgebildet [Erster Theil, Lieferung 26]. Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg, 1157-1212, pl. 100-104. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.121660 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (1984a). Atlas rysunków diagnostycznych mniej znanych Salticidae (Araneae). Zeszyty Naukowe Wyższej Szkoły Rolniczo-Pedagogicznej w Siedlcach 2: 1-177. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. & Deeleman-Reinhold, C. L. (2010). Description of some Salticidae (Araneae) from the Malay Archipelago. I. Salticidae of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with comments on related species. Arthropoda Selecta 19(3): 153-188. doi:10.15298/arthsel.19.3.05 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (2017b). Pragmatic classification of the world's Salticidae (Araneae). Ecologica Montenegrina 12: 1-133. doi:10.37828/em.2017.12.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Reimoser, E. (1934a). The spiders of Krakatau. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 104(1): 11-18. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1934.tb06215.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1864). Histoire naturelle des araignées (aranéides). Paris, 540 pp. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.47654 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1901a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome second. Roret, Paris, pp. 381-668. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1903h). Etudes arachnologiques. 34e Mémoire. LIV. Arachnides recueillis à Sumatra par M. J. Bouchard. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 72: 301-310. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Thorell, T. (1881). Studi sui Ragni Malesi e Papuani. III. Ragni dell'Austro Malesia e del Capo York, conservati nel Museo civico di storia naturale di Genova. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 17: 1-720. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Żabka, M. (1988). Salticidae (Araneae) of Oriental, Australian and Pacific regions, III. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 41(14): 421-479. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Żabka, M. & Waldock, J. (2012). Salticidae (Arachnida: Araneae) from Oriental, Australian and Pacific regions. Genus Cosmophasis Simon, 1901. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 62(1): 115-198. doi:10.3161/000345412X633694 download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Metzner, H. (2019). Jumping spiders (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae) of the world. Online at

Prószyński, J. (2016). Monograph of Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2015. Part II. Global Species Database of Salticidae (Araneae). Version October 30th, 2016, online at download pdf

Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2024-01-10 New taxonomic reference entry Hill, Hurni-Cranston & Tam, 2024 n/a
2024-01-10 Species synonymy Hill, Hurni-Cranston & Tam, 2024 Cosmophasis umbratica synonymized with Cosmophasis thalassina
2021-02-04 New taxonomic reference entry Hurni-Cranston & Hill, 2021 n/a
2017-09-11 New taxonomic reference entry Prószyński, 2017b n/a