Taxon details

Pellenes geniculatus (Simon, 1868)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2019-07-01
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Southern Europe, Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, Caucasus, Middle East, Iran, Kazakhstan, Central Asia
Type deposit provide information
  • It is widely assumend that most of the type material from Simon can be found in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France
  • Syntype: Zoologisches Museum Hamburg (ZMH), Hamburg, Germany (data base search of type material, 11.02.2019); f (A0002264) of Pellenes kraepelinorum Bösenberg, 1895
Taxonomic references
Attus geniculatus Simon, 1868b: 49 (Dm).
Salticus simonii O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872: 329 (Dm).
Attus gemellus Simon, 1873a: 166 (Df).
Pellenes geniculatus Simon, 1876a: 97.
Pellenes gemellus Simon, 1876a: 101.
Pellenes simoni Simon, 1876a: 101.
Pellenes kraepelinorum Bösenberg, 1895: 11, f. 13 (Df).
Pellenes geniculatus Simon, 1937: 1231, 1269, f. 1990-1991 (m, Sf, S omitted by Roewer).
Pellenes kulabicus Andreeva, 1976: 84, f. 99-100 (Df).
Pellenes geniculatus Dunin, 1984a: 52, f. 14 (f).
Pellenes simoni Prószyński, 1984a: 100 (m).
Pellenes geniculatus Hansen, 1986: 110, f. 18 (f).
Pellenes geniculatus Wunderlich, 1987a: 274 (S).
Pellenes geniculatus Logunov, Marusik & Rakov, 1999: 126, f. 5, 131-153 (mf, S of Pellenes simoni, contra Metzner, 1999: 127).
Pellenes geniculatus Metzner, 1999: 128, f. 94a-j (mf).
Pellenes geniculatus Wesolowska & Russell-Smith, 2000: 79, f. 210-214 (m).
Pellenes simoni Prószyński, 2003: 119, f. 463-468, 487-488, 492-494, 498-500 (mf).
Pellenes geniculatus Wesolowska & van Harten, 2007: 239, f. 139-144 (m).
Pellenes geniculatus Wesolowska & van Harten, 2010: 43, pl. 13-16, f. 44-51 (mf).
Pellenes geniculatus Haddad & Wesołowska, 2011: 95, f. 108-109, 123-126 (mf).
Pellenes geniculatus Mirshamsi et al., 2013: 119, f. 7-8 (m).
Pellenes geniculatus Wesolowska & Haddad, 2014: 255, f. 71, 87-92 (mf).
Pellenes geniculatus Ponomarev et al., 2019: 325, f. 26-28 (mf).

Andreeva, E. M. (1976). Pauki Tajikistana. Dushanbe, 196 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Bösenberg, W. (1895). Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Arachniden-Fauna von Madeira und den Canarischen Inseln. Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg 13: 1-13. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dunin, P. M. (1984a). [Fauna and ecology of the spiders of the Apscheron Peninsula, Azerbadjan SSR]. In: Fauna and Ecology of Arachnids. University of Perm, pp. 45-60. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Haddad, C. R. & Wesołowska, W. (2011). New species and new records of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from central South Africa. African Invertebrates 52(1): 51-134. doi:10.5733/afin.052.0105 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hansen, H. (1986). Die Salticidae der coll. Canestrini (Arachnida: Araneae). Lavori della Società Veneziana di Scienze Naturali 11: 97-120. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Logunov, D. V., Marusik, Y. M. & Rakov, S. Y. (1999). A review of the genus Pellenes in the fauna of Central Asia and the Caucasus (Araneae, Salticidae). Journal of Natural History 33(1): 89-148. doi:10.1080/002229399300489 download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

Mirshamsi, O., Shayestehfar, A., Musavi, S. & Hamta, A. (2013). New data on the jumping spiders from northeast of Iran (Aranei: Salticidae). Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 9(2): 117-123. 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. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Ponomarev, A. V., Aliev, M. A., Khabiev, G. N. & Shmatko, V. Y. (2019). New data on the spider fauna (Aranei) of Dagestan, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 28(2): 309-334. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (1984a). Atlas rysunków diagnostycznych mniej znanych Salticidae (Araneae). Wyższa Szkola Rolniczo-Pedagogiczna, Siedlcach 2: 1-177. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

Simon, E. (1868b). Monographie des espèces européennes de la famille des attides (Attidae Sundewall. - Saltigradae Latreille). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (4) 8: 11-72, 529-726. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1873a). Aranéides nouveaux ou peu connus du midi de l'Europe. (2e mémoire). Mémoires de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (2) 5: 187-351. [separately paginated version is 1-174, only that version seen and cited here] download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

Simon, E. (1937). Les arachnides de France. Synopsis générale et catalogue des espèces françaises de l'ordre des Araneae. Tome VI. 5e et derniére partie. Roret, Paris, 979-1298. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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. & Harten, A. van (2007). Additions to the knowledge of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of Yemen. Fauna of Arabia 23: 189-269. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesolowska, W. & Harten, A. van (2010). Order Araneae, family Salticidae. In: van Harten, A. (ed.) Arthropod Fauna of the UAE. Dar Al Ummah, Abu Dhabi 3, 27-69. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesolowska, W. & Haddad, C. R. (2014). An overview of the jumping spiders of Lesotho (Araneae: Salticidae), with descriptions of six new species. African Invertebrates 55(2): 229-268. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wunderlich, J. (1987a). Die Spinnen der Kanarischen Inseln und Madeiras: Adaptive Radiation, Biogeographie, Revisionen und Neubeschreibungen. Triops, Langen, 435 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

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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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Date Type Reference Detail
2019-07-01 New taxonomic reference entry Ponomarev et al., 2019 n/a
2014-09-29 New taxonomic reference entry Wesolowska & Haddad, 2014 n/a
2014-06-25 New taxonomic reference entry Mirshamsi et al., 2013 n/a