Taxon details

Harmochirus luculentus Simon, 1886

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Africa, Zanzibar, Yemen
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (MNHN), Paris, France; m (7553) (Clark, 1974)
Taxonomic references
Harmochirus luculentus Simon, 1886g: 387 (Dm).
Harmochirus albibarbis Peckham & Peckham, 1895: 171, pl. 16, f. 3 (Dm) [].
Velloa elegans Peckham & Peckham, 1903: 218, pl. 24, f. 10 (Df) [].
Velloa bianoriformis Lessert, 1936: 291, f. 87-90 (mf; misidentified per Logunov, 2001a: 254).
Harmochirus luculentus Prószyński, 1987: 59, 108 (m).
Harmochirus albibarbis Wesołowska, 1994: 198, f. 1-3 (m).
Harmochirus bianoriformis Wesołowska, 1994: 199, f. 4-13 (Tmf from Chirothecia per Galiano, misidentified per Logunov,2001a: 254).
Harmochirus duboscqi Wesołowska, 1994: 201, f. 16-20 (Tf from Chirothecia per Galiano, Dm, misidentified per Logunov, 2001a: 254).
Harmochirus elegans Wesołowska, 1994: 203, f. 14-15 (Tf from Chirothecia; N.B.: listed by Roewer as Valloa elongata, a lapsus).
Harmochirus luculentus Wesołowska, 1994: 205, f. 21-24 (m).
Harmochirus luculentus Logunov, 2001a: 254, f. 206-246 (mf, S of Harmochirus albibarbis and Velloa elegans).
Harmochirus luculentus Wesołowska & van Harten, 2007: 214, f. 68-75 (mf).

Lessert, R. de (1936). Araignées de l'Afrique orientale portugaise, recueillies par MM. P. Lesne et B.-B. Cott. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 43: 207-306. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Logunov, D. V. (2001a). A redefinition of the genera Bianor Peckham & Peckham, 1885 and Harmochirus Simon, 1885, with the establishment of a new genus Sibianor gen. n. (Aranei: Salticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 9(4, 2000): 221-286. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peckham, G. W. & Peckham, E. G. (1895). Spiders of the Homalattus group of the family Attidae. Occasional Papers of the Natural History Society of Wisconsin 2(3): 159-183. download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peckham, G. W. & Peckham, E. G. (1903). New species of the family Attidae from South Africa, with notes on the distribution of the genera found in the Ethiopian region. Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 14(1): 173-278, pl. 19-29. download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (1987). Atlas rysunków diagnostycznych mniej znanych Salticidae 2. Zeszyty Naukowe Wyższej Szkoly Rolniczo-Pedagogicznej, Siedlcach, 172 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1886g). Etudes arachnologiques. 18e Mémoire. XXVI. Matériaux pour servir à la faune des Arachnides du Sénégal. (Suivi d'une appendice intitulé: Descriptions de plusieurs espèces africaines nouvelles). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (6) 5: 345-396. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesołowska, W. (1994). Notes on the African species of the genus Harmochirus Simon, 1885 (Aranei: Salticidae). Genus 5: 197-207. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesołowska, W. & Harten, A. van (2007). Additions to the knowledge of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of Yemen. Fauna of Arabia 23: 189-269. 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

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