Taxon details

Helafricanus minutissimus (Caporiacco, 1941)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m
  • Last updated: 2024-01-26
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Ethiopia
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Museo Zoologico di Storia Naturale "La Specola", Università degli Studi di Firenze (MZUF), Florence, Italy; m (492) (Berdondini & Whitman, 2003)
Taxonomic references
Evophrys minutissima Caporiacco, 1941b: 139, f. 60 (Dm; preoccupied in Heliophanus by Simon, 1871, see Heliophanus minutissimus, but this name is a nomen dubium).
Euophrys minutissimus Roewer, 1955c: 1179.
Heliophanus minutissima Prószyński, 1987: 40 (T from Euophrys).
Helafricanus minutissimus Wesołowska, 2024: 82 (T from Heliophanus).

Caporiacco, L. di (1941b). Arachnida (esc. Acarina). Araneae. Missione Biologica Sagan-Omo, Reale Accademia d’Italia, Roma 12(Zoologia 6): 46-175. [the page numbers given at the single species partly refer to a differently paginated reprint] 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

Roewer, C. F. (1955c). Katalog der Araneae von 1758 bis 1940, bzw. 1954. 2. Band, Abt. a (Lycosaeformia, Dionycha [excl. Salticiformia]). 2. Band, Abt. b (Salticiformia, Cribellata) (Synonyma-Verzeichnis, Gesamtindex). Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, Bruxelles, 1751 pp. download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesołowska, W. (2024). Taxonomic notes on the genus Heliophanus C.L. Koch, 1833, with description of three additional genera (Araneae: Salticidae: Chrysillini). Zootaxa 5405(1): 80-92. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.5405.1.3 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
2024-01-26 New taxonomic reference entry Wesołowska, 2024 n/a
2024-01-26 Species transferred to new genus Wesołowska, 2024 Species transferred from Heliophanus to Helafricanus