Taxon details

Heliophanus mordax (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-03-14
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Greece and Egypt to Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan
Type deposit: provide information
Taxonomic references
Salticus mordax O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872: 344 (Dm).
Salticus dentatidens O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872: 346 (Dm).
Heliophanus mordax Simon, 1876a: 165.
Heliophanus dentatidens Simon, 1876a: 165.
Heliophanus mordax Kulczyński, 1911a: 53, pl. 2, f. 68-70 (m, not f, =H. ensifer).
Heliophanus mordax Wesołowska, 1986: 41, f. 476-486 (m, S).
Heliophanus ignorabilis Wesołowska, 1986: 214, f. 661-663 (f, misidentified).
Heliophanus mordax Wesołowska, 1996: 30 (S, rejected).
Heliophanus mordax Rakov & Logunov, 1997a: 93, f. 102-108, 112 (m, Df).
Heliophanus mordax Metzner, 1999: 110, f. 75a-h (mf).
Heliophanus mordax Prószyński, 2003: 79, f. 303-308 (mf).
Heliophanus verus Coşar & Varol, 2016: 159, f. 2, 8, 18-19 (f; misidentified per Logunov, 2023: 748).
Heliophanus mordax Logunov, 2023: 747, f. 61, 63 (f).

Coşar, İ. & Varol, M. İ. (2016). Six new records for the spider fauna of Turkey (Araneae: Salticidae). Türkiye Entomoloji Dergisi – Turkish Journal of Entomology 40(2): 157-163. doi:10.16970/ted.25362 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kulczyński, W. (1911a). Fragmenta Arachnologica. XVI, XVII. Bulletin International de l'Academie des Sciences de Cracovie 1911: 12-75. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Logunov, D. V. (2023). On the jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from Iran collected by Antoine Senglet (1927–2015). Arachnology 19(4): 732-768. doi:10.13156/arac.2023.19.4.732 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Metzner, H. (1999). Die Springspinnen (Araneae, Salticidae) Griechenlands. Andrias 14: 1-279. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1872). General list of the spiders of Palestine and Syria, with descriptions of numerous new species, and characters of two new genera. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 40(1): 212-354, pl. 13-16. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1872.tb00489.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (2003). Salticidae (Araneae) of the Levant. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 53: 1-180. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Rakov, S. Y. & Logunov, D. V. (1997a). A critical review of the genus Heliophanus C. L. Koch, 1833, of Middle Asia and the Caucasus (Aranei Salticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 5(3/4, for 1996): 67-104. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1876a). Les arachnides de France. Tome troisième. Roret, Paris, 364 pp., pl. 9-13. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesołowska, W. (1986). A revision of the genus Heliophanus C. L. Koch, 1833 (Aranei: Salticidae). Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 40: 1-254. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesołowska, W. (1996). New data on the jumping spiders of Turkmenistan (Aranei Salticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 5(1/2): 17-53. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

Nentwig, W., Blick, T., Bosmans, R., Gloor, D., Hänggi, A., Kropf, C.: Spiders of Europe. Version 05.2018. doi: 10.24436/1

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
2023-03-14 Taxonomic reference added from other taxon n/a (Old value)
2023-03-14 New taxonomic reference entry Logunov, 2023 n/a
2021-07-05 Species distribution update Logunov, 2021b n/a (Old value)
2020-04-01 Species distribution update Prószyński, 2003 n/a (Old value)