Taxon details

Sonoita lightfooti G. W. Peckham & E. G. Peckham, 1903

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2017-09-21
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Ivory Coast, Southern Africa, Ethiopia
Type deposit: provide information
Taxonomic references
Sonoita lightfootii Peckham & Peckham, 1903: 184, pl. 19, f. 4 (Dm).
Sonoita lightfooti Wanless, 1985: 267, f. 11A-L, 13A-B, 14A-B, 16F (m, Df).
Sonoita lightfooti Wijesinghe, 1992: 12, f. 17 (m).
Sonoita lightfooti Wesołowska & Cumming, 2008: 212, f. 157-163 (mf).
Sonoita lightfooti Wesołowska & Tomasiewicz, 2008: 48, f. 189-194, 213-214 (m).
Sonoita aff. lightfooti Maddison et al., 2014: 59, f. 6 (f).
Sonoita lightfooti Prószyński, 2017b: 119, f. 52Q, 53O (mf).

Maddison, W. P., Li, D. Q., Bodner, M., Zhang, J. X., Xu, X., Liu, Q. Q. & Liu, F. X. (2014). The deep phylogeny of jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae). ZooKeys 440: 57-87. doi:10.3897/zookeys.440.7891 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Peckham, G. W. & Peckham, E. G. (1903). New species of the family Attidae from South Africa, with notes on the distribution of the genera found in the Ethiopian region. Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 14(1): 173-278, pl. 19-29. download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (2017b). Pragmatic classification of the world's Salticidae (Araneae). Ecologica Montenegrina 12: 1-133. doi:10.37828/em.2017.12.1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wanless, F. R. (1985). A revision of the spider genera Holcolaetis and Sonoita (Araneae: Salticidae). Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zool.) 48: 249-278. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesołowska, 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

Wesołowska, W. & Tomasiewicz, B. (2008). New species and records of Ethiopian jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae). Journal of Afrotropical Zoology 4: 3-59. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wijesinghe, D. P. (1992). A new genus of jumping spider from Borneo with notes on the spartaeine palp (Araneae: Salticidae). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 40(1): 9-19. download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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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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Date Type Reference Detail
2017-09-21 New taxonomic reference entry Prószyński, 2017b n/a
2014-09-29 New taxonomic reference entry Maddison et al., 2014 n/a