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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Sassacus

Sassacus papenhoei? - Sassacus papenhoei Jumping Spider - Sassacus vitis Utah Jumper - Sassacus Crab Spider? - Sassacus vitis Metallic green jumping spider - Sassacus papenhoei Pretty Little Jumper - Sassacus vitis Sassacus? - Sassacus papenhoei Beetle Jumping Spider - Sassacus - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
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.