Taxon details

Meleon solitaria (Lessert, 1927)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: West, Central, East Africa
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), New York, USA; f (Wijesinghe, 1994)
  • Holotype: British Museum of Natural History (BMNH)/Natural History Museum (NHMUK), London, UK; m of Portia falcifera (Wijesinghe, 1994)
Taxonomic references
Portia solitaria Lessert, 1927: 425, f. 14 (Df).
Portia solitaria Roewer, 1965: 13, f. 13 (f).
Portia solitaria Wanless, 1978f: 91, f. 3A-F (f, S of Portia guineensis; rejected by Wijesinghe, 1994: 59).
Portia falcifera Wanless, 1978f: 111, f. 14B, E-F, 15B-D (Dm) [].
Meleon solitaria Wanless, 1984a: 187 (T from Portia; m f. 26A-G see Meleon guineensis).
Meleon falcifera Wanless, 1984a: 195 (T from Portia).
Meleon solitaria Wijesinghe, 1994: 60, f. 4-6, 8 (f, S of Meleon falcifera).
Meleon solitaria Wesołowska & Edwards, 2012: 751, f. 63-65 (m).

Lessert, R. de (1927). Araignées du Congo (Premiere partie). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 34: 405-475. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roewer, C. F. (1965). Die Lyssomanidae und Salticidae-Pluridentati der Äthiopischen Region (Araneae). Annales, Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Sciences zoologiques 139: 1-86. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wanless, F. R. (1978f). A revision of the spider genus Portia (Araneae: Salticidae). Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zool.) 34: 83-124. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wanless, F. R. (1984a). A review of the spider subfamily Spartaeinae nom. n. (Araneae: Salticidae) with descriptions of six new genera. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zool.) 46: 135-205. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesołowska, W. & Edwards, G. B. (2012). Jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of the Calabar area (SE Nigeria). Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 62(4): 733-772. doi:10.3161/000345412X659786 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wijesinghe, D. P. (1994). On the spider genus Meleon Wanless (Araneae: Salticidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 102: 56-61. 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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