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Genus Pelegrina


Pelegrina Franganillo and other jumping spiders formerly placed in the genus Metaphidippus (Araneae: Salticidae)
By Maddison, W. P.
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 154(4): 215-368, 1996
This masterpiece should be considered as required reading material for anyone attempting to identify spiders in the genus Pelegrina. As well, any beginners who skip the first 30 pages and head straight to the keys may be doing themselves a disservice; the "Materials and Methods" section alone provided the groundwork for my techniques (and my equipment purchases) for working with spider material under the microscope. It should also be considered as required study material for anyone attempting to write a genus revision. Beautiful stuff in here.

The abstract is rather large, so... 45 species are described/revised; 18 of them for the first time. 38 in Pelegrina; one in Nagaina; six in Metaphidippus. Two new genera are described. Genus Pelegrina is resurrected. The subfamily Dendryphantinae is described in detail, and a proposed phylogenetic reconstruction of its species groups is presented. Detailed drawings. Maps. Fifty-nine photographs of living specimens.

Prolonged milk provisioning in a jumping spider
By Z.Chen, R.T.Corlett, X.Jiao, S.Liu, T.Charles-Dominique, S.Zhang, H.Li, R.Lai, C.Long , R.Quan
Science 362 (6418): 1052-1055, 2018
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Descriptions of new or little known spiders of the family Attidae from various parts of the United States of North America.
By Peckham, G. W. & Peckham, E. G.
Milwaukee, 1883
pp. 1-35
https://wsc.nmbe.ch/reference/735

Systematics of Thiodinini (Araneae: Salticidae: Salticinae), with description of a new genus and twelve new species.
By Bustamante, A. A. & Ruiz, G. R. S.
Zootaxa 4362(3): 301-347, 2017
http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/reference/14170

New species of Habronattus and Pellenes jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae, Harmochirina)
By Wayne P. Maddison
ZooKeys 646: 45-72. , 2017

Odonate exuvia used for roosts and nests by Sassacus vitis and other jumping spiders (Araneae:Salticidae)
By Tim Manolis
Peckhamia 142.1, pp. 1-17, 2016

The jumping spider genus Thiodina Simon, 1900 reinterpreted, and revalidation of Colonus F.O.P-Cambridge, 1901 and Nilakantha Pe
By Abel A. Bustamante, Wayne P. Maddison, & Gustavo R.S. Ruiz
Zootaxa 4012(1): 181–190 , 2015
Title was cut off, here is the complete one: "The jumping spider genus Thiodina Simon, 1900 reinterpreted, and revalidation of Colonus F.O.P-Cambridge, 1901 and Nilakantha Peckham & Peckham, 1901 (Araneae: Salticidae: Amycoida)"

http://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4012.1.10

This transfers all North America Thiodina into the genus Colonus. Wayne Maddison let me know that two papers are coming out which will properly show the relationships and subfamilies of Salticidae, so unless someone doesn't see this and tries to change Thiodina to Colonus in BugGuide, I've decided to wait until those papers are published in order to rearrange the way Salticidae is currently set up here.

A review of the Nearctic jumping spiders [Araneae: Salticidae] of the subfamily Euophryinae north of Mexico
By G.B. Edwards
Insecta Mundi, v. 16, n. 1-3, p. 65-75, 2002