Taxon details

Myrmaplata plataleoides (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1869)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2020-07-09
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, China, Southeast Asia
Type deposit: provide information
Taxonomic references
Salticus plataleoides O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1869c: 68, pl. 6, f. 61-65 (Dm).
Salticus plataleoides Peckham & Peckham, 1892: 33, pl. 3, f. 1 (m).
Myrmarachne plataleoides Simon, 1901a: 499, f. 586, 590-592 (m).
Myrmarachne plataleoides Szombathy, 1913: 23, f. 1-6 (m, Df).
Myrmarachne plataleoides Bhattacharya, 1937: 426, f. 3 (m).
Myrmarachne daitarensis Prószyński, 1992b: 185, f. 80-81, 83-89 (Dmf).
Myrmarachne plataleoides Peng et al., 1993: 140, f. 479-488 (mf).
Myrmarachne megachelae Ganesh Kumar & Mohanasundaram, 1998: 27, 5 unnumbered f. (Dm) [].
Myrmarachne plataleoides Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 536, f. 305G, S (mf).
Myrmarachne plataleoides Edmunds & Prószyński, 2003: 298, f. 1-7 (m, S).
Myrmarachne plataleoides Edwards & Benjamin, 2009: 16, f. 7 (mf).
Myrmarachne plataleoides Yamasaki, 2015: 55, f. 17-18 (mf).
Myrmarachne plataleoides Sen et al., 2015: 42, f. 147-151, pl. 14 (f).
Myrmarachne plataleoides Hill & Otto, 2015: 3, f. 2.1 (m habitus).
Myrmarachne plataleoides Benjamin, 2015b: 2646, f. 29A-D, 30A-D, 31A-E (mf).
Myrmarachne plataleoides Roy, Saha & Raychaudhuri, 2016: 25, f. 21A-G, 26A, 28A-C (m).
Myrmaplata plataleoides Prószyński, 2016: 10, f. 1E-F, 2G, 3H (Tmf from Myrmarachne).
Myrmarachne plataleoides Caleb, 2016c: 411, f. 31-54 (mf).
Myrmaplata plataleoides Prószyński, 2018b: 165, f. 22F (f).
Myrmarachne plataleoides Peng, 2020: 250, f. 174a-j (mf).
Myrmaplata plataleoides Caleb, 2020b: 15737 (S of Myrmarachne megachelae).

Benjamin, S. P. (2015b). Model mimics: antlike jumping spiders of the genus Myrmarachne from Sri Lanka. Journal of Natural History 49(43-44): 2609-2666. doi:10.1080/00222933.2015.1034209 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Bhattacharya, G. C. (1937). Notes on the moulting process of the spider (Myrmarachne plataleoides, Camb.). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 39: 426-430. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Caleb, J. T. D. (2016c). Taxonomic notes on some ant-mimicking jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from India. Arthropoda Selecta 25(4): 403-420. doi:10.15298/arthsel.25.4.09 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Caleb, J. T. D. (2020b). Spider (Arachnida: Araneae) fauna of the scrub jungle in the Madras Christian College campus, Chennai, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(7): 15711-15766. doi:10.11609/jott.5758.12.7.15711-15766 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Edmunds, M. & Prószyński, J. (2003). On a collection of Myrmarachne spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from peninsular Malaya. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 12: 297-323. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Edwards, G. B. & Benjamin, S. P. (2009). A first look at the phylogeny of the Myrmarachninae, with rediscovery and redescription of the type species of Myrmarachne (Araneae: Salticidae). Zootaxa 2309: 1-29. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.2309.1.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Ganesh Kumar, M. & Mohanasundaram, M. (1998). A new species of ant-like spider from cotton fields of Tamil Nadu (Araneae: Salticidae). Zoo's Print Journal 13(11): 27-28. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hill, D. E. & Otto, J. C. (2015). Exasperating taxonomy of the colourful ant-mimic Myrmarachne exasperans (Araneae: Salticidae: Astioida: Myrmarachinae [sic]). Peckhamia 131.1: 1-5. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peckham, G. W. & Peckham, E. G. (1892). Ant-like spiders of the family Attidae. Occasional Papers of the Natural History Society of Wisconsin 2(1): 1-84, pl. 1-7. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peng, X. J., Xie, L. P., Xiao, X. Q. & Yin, C. M. (1993). Salticids in China (Arachnida: Araneae). Hunan Normal University Press, 270 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peng, X. J. (2020). Fauna Sinica, Invertebrata 53, Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae. Science Press, Beijing, 612 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1869c). Descriptions and sketches of some new species of Araneida, with characters of a new genus. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4) 3(13): 52-74, pl. 4-6. doi:10.1080/00222936908695878 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (1992b). Salticidae (Araneae) of India in the collection of the Hungarian National Natural History Museum in Budapest. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 44: 165-277. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (2016). Delimitation and description of 19 new genera, a subgenus and a species of Salticidae (Araneae) of the world. Ecologica Montenegrina 7: 4-32. doi:10.37828/em.2016.7.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (2018b). Review of genera Evarcha and Nigorella, with comments on Emertonius, Padilothorax [sic], Stagetillus, and description of five new genera and two new species (Araneae: Salticidae). Ecologica Montenegrina 16: 130-179. doi:10.37828/em.2018.16.12 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roy, T. K., Saha, S. & Raychaudhuri, D. (2016). A treatise on the jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of tea ecosystem of Dooars, West Bengal, India. World Scientific News 53(1): 1-66. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Sen, S., Dhali, D. C., Saha, S. & Raychaudhuri, D. (2015). Spiders (Araneae: Arachnida) of reserve forests of Dooars: Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary and Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. World Scientific News 20: 1-339. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1901a). Histoire naturelle des araignées. Deuxième édition, tome second. Roret, Paris, pp. 381-668. [second pdf with detailed publication dates of the single parts] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.51973 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Song, D. X., Zhu, M. S. & Chen, J. (1999). The spiders of China. Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Szombathy, C. (1913). Adatok a hangyantánzó ugrópókok pontosabb ismeretéhez. Állatani Közlemények 12: 22-40, 55-57. download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Yamasaki, T. (2015). [Studies on taxonomy, biogeography and mimicry of the genus Myrmarachne in Southeast Asia]. Acta Arachnologica 64(1): 49-56. doi:10.2476/asjaa.64.49 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

Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2020-07-09 New taxonomic reference entry Peng, 2020 n/a
2020-05-18 New taxonomic reference entry Caleb, 2020b n/a
2020-05-18 Species synonymy Caleb, 2020b Myrmaplata megachelae synonymized with Myrmaplata plataleoides
2018-11-18 New taxonomic reference entry Hill & Otto, 2015 n/a
2018-04-27 New taxonomic reference entry Prószyński, 2018b n/a
2016-12-22 New taxonomic reference entry Caleb, 2016c n/a
2016-11-09 Species transferred to new genus Prószyński, 2016 Species transferred from Myrmarachne to Myrmaplata
2016-10-25 New taxonomic reference entry Prószyński, 2016 n/a
2016-09-30 New taxonomic reference entry Roy, Saha & Raychaudhuri, 2016 n/a
2015-12-10 New taxonomic reference entry Sen et al., 2015 n/a
2015-12-10 New taxonomic reference entry Yamasaki, 2015 n/a
2015-10-29 New taxonomic reference entry Benjamin, 2015b n/a