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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
Cite: 358560 with citation markup [cite:358560]
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.

This article is apparently licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 license (see here), and may be downloaded as a 15MB PDF from or The quality of images contained in the PDF are very weak, even when compared to my well-worn print copy, so you may also want to visit the Pelegrina pages at or Tree of Life.

Online PDF also available here...
...through the Biodiversity Heritage Library:

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