Taxon details

Heliophanus pygmaeus Wesolowska & Russell-Smith, 2000

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Senegal, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren (MRAC), Belgium (database excerpt, Feb. 2019); (207974)
Taxonomic references
Heliophanus pygmaeus Wesolowska & Russell-Smith, 2000: 36, f. 73-76 (Dm).
Xuriella prima Wesolowska & Russell-Smith, 2000: 115, f. 322-325 (f, misidentified).
Heliophanus pygmaeus Wesolowska, 2004b: 277, f. 1-13 (m, Tf from Xuriella prima).
Heliophanus pygmaeus Wesolowska & Cumming, 2008: 184, f. 50-51 (f).

Wesolowska, W. & Russell-Smith, A. (2000). Jumping spiders from Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania (Araneae Salticidae). Tropical Zoology 13: 11-127. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesolowska, W. (2004b). A redescription of Heliophanus pygmaeus Wesolowska et Russell-Smith, 2000, a small beetle-like salticid from Africa (Araneae: Salticidae). Genus 15: 275-280. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesolowska, W. & Cumming, M. S. (2008). Taxonomy and natural history of a species rich assemblage of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae); a long-term study of a suburban site in Zimbabwe. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 58: 167-230. 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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