Taxon details

Colopsus cancellatus Simon, 1902

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2021-04-24
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Sri Lanka
Type deposit provide information
  • Syntype: Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (MNHN), Paris, France; 1m 1f (20397) (Prószyński, 1984a)
Taxonomic references
Colopsus cancellatus Simon, 1902a: 409 (Dmf).
Colopsus cancellatus Simon, 1903a: 738, f. 851 (m).
Evarcha cancellata Prószyński, 1984a: 51 (mf).
Evarcha cf. cancellata Prószyński, 2009b: 160, f. 34 (f; presumably misidentified per Kanesharatnam & Benjamin, 2021: 2779).
Evacin cancellata Prószyński, 2018b: 142, f. 3J, 6G (mf).
Colopsus cancellatus Kanesharatnam & Benjamin, 2021: 2776, f. 3a-h, 4a-f, 5a-e, 6a-b, 7a, d (mf, T from Evarcha).

Kanesharatnam, N. & Benjamin, S. P. (2021). Phylogenetic relationships and systematics of the jumping spider genus Colopsus with the description of eight new species from Sri Lanka (Araneae: Salticidae). Journal of Natural History 54(43-44): 2763-2814. doi:10.1080/00222933.2020.1869335 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. (2009b). Redescriptions of 16 species of Oriental Salticidae (Araneae) described by F. Karsch, E. Keyserling and C.L. Koch, with remarks on some related species. Arthropoda Selecta 18: 153-168. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (2018b). Review of genera Evarcha and Nigorella, with comments on Emertonius, Padilothorax [sic], Stagetillus, and description of five new genera and two new species (Araneae: Salticidae). Ecologica Montenegrina 16: 130-179. doi:10.37828/em.2018.16.12 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1902a). Etudes arachnologiques. 32e Mémoire. LI. Descriptions d'espèces nouvelles de la famille des Salticidae (suite). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 71: 389-421. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1903a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome second. Roret, Paris, pp. 669-1080. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf 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
2021-04-24 New taxonomic reference entry Kanesharatnam & Benjamin, 2021 n/a
2021-04-24 Species transferred to new genus Kanesharatnam & Benjamin, 2021 Species transferred from Evarcha to Colopsus
2019-01-19 New taxonomic reference entry Prószyński, 2018b n/a