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Genus Sassacus

Sleek Jumper Seeks Identity - Sassacus vitis Sassacus? - Sassacus vitis - female Sassacus - Sassacus vitis Sassacus? - Sassacus vitis - male Jumping Spider - Sassacus vitis Jumping Spider - Sassacus vitis Unknown Jumping Spider Eating Anise Swallowtail Caterpillar - Sassacus papenhoei jumping spider - Sassacus vitis - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Genus Sassacus
Explanation of Names
Sassacus was the last chief of the Pequot Indians, a tribe of the Connecticut Valley which fought a losing war with the English settlers in 1637. (1)
Numbers
4 species in North America north of Mexico.
Works Cited
1.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.