Taxon details

Epocilla calcarata (Karsch, 1880)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2021-06-27
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: India, China to Indonesia (Sulawesi). Introduced to Seychelles, USA (Hawaii)
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany (database export of type material, March 2019); m (2999)
  • Holotype: National Zoological Collections, Zoological Survey of India (NZC-ZSI), Kolkata, India; f of Marpissa kalapani (Caleb et al., 2021)
Taxonomic references
Plexippus calcaratus Karsch, 1880c: 398 (Dm).
Goajara crassipes Peckham & Peckham, 1907: 616 (Dm).
Marpissa kalapani Tikader, 1977a: 200, f. 23A-B (Df) [].
Epocilla rufa Wesołowska, 1981a: 52, f. 22-31 (Dmf).
Epocilla calcarata Żabka, 1985: 217, f. 132-148 (Tm from Plexippus, S).
Epocilla calcarata Feng, 1990: 218, f. 193.1-6 (mf).
Epocilla calcarata Chen & Zhang, 1991: 315, f. 335.1-6 (m).
Epocilla calcarata Peng et al., 1993: 51, f. 129-137 (mf).
Epocilla calcarata Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 509, f. 292H-I, 325D-E (mf).
Epocilla calcarata Saaristo, 2002: 25, f. 70-75 (mf).
Epocilla calcarata Saaristo, 2010: 181, f. 27.31-36 (mf).
Epocilla calcarata Yin et al., 2012: 1354, f. 733a-i (mf).
Epocilla calcarata Peng, 2020: 98, f. 53a-i (mf).
Epocilla calcarata Caleb et al., 2021: 227, f. 30-34 (f, S of Marpissa kalapani).

Caleb, J. T. D., Sanap, R. V., Prajapati, D. A. & Bambhaniya, P. (2021). Taxonomic notes on two jumping spider species of the genus Epocilla Thorell, 1887 (Araneae: Salticidae: Chrysillini) from India and Pakistan. Arthropoda Selecta 30(2): 221-229. doi:10.15298/arthsel.30.2.09 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chen, Z. F. & Zhang, Z. H. (1991). Fauna of Zhejiang: Araneida. Zhejiang Science and Technology Publishing House, 356 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Feng, Z. Q. (1990). Spiders of China in colour. Hunan Science and Technology Publishing House, 256 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Karsch, F. (1880c). Arachnologische Blätter (Decas I). Zeitschrift für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften, Dritte Folge 5: 373-409. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peckham, G. W. & Peckham, E. G. (1907). The Attidae of Borneo. Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 15(2): 603-653. download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peng, X. J., Xie, L. P., Xiao, X. Q. & Yin, C. M. (1993). Salticids in China (Arachniuda: Araneae). Hunan Normal University Press, 270 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peng, X. J. (2020). Fauna Sinica, Invertebrata 53, Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae. Science Press, Beijing, 612 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Saaristo, M. I. (2002). New species and interesting new records of spiders from Seychelles (Arachnida, Araneaea [sic]). Phelsuma 10(suppl. A): 1-31. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Saaristo, M. I. (2010). Araneae. In: Gerlach, J. & Marusik, Y. M. (eds.) Arachnida and Myriapoda of the Seychelles islands. Siri Scientific Press, Manchester, pp. 8-306. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Song, D. X., Zhu, M. S. & Chen, J. (1999). The spiders of China. Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tikader, B. K. (1977a). Studies on spider fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands, Indian Ocean. Records of the Zoological Survey of India 72: 153-212. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesołowska, W. (1981a). Salticidae (Aranei) from North Korea, China and Mongolia. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 36: 45-83. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Yin, C. M., Peng, X. J., Yan, H. M., Bao, Y. H., Xu, X., Tang, G., Zhou, Q. S. & Liu, P. (2012). Fauna Hunan: Araneae in Hunan, China. Hunan Science and Technology Press, Changsha, 1590 pp. download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Żabka, M. (1985). Systematic and zoogeographic study on the family Salticidae (Araneae) from Viet-Nam. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 39: 197-485. download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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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
2021-06-27 New taxonomic reference entry Caleb et al., 2021 n/a
2021-06-27 Species synonymy Caleb et al., 2021 Epocilla kalapani synonymized with Epocilla calcarata
2020-07-09 New taxonomic reference entry Peng, 2020 n/a