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Species Phanias watonus

Phanias watonus - male Phanias watonus - male Phanias watonus - male Phanias watonus - female Phanias watonus - female Phanias watonus - female
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 Phanias
Species watonus (Phanias watonus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes

There seems to be some confusion about whether Phanias concoloratus is a senior synonym of Phanias watonus or not. Unfortunately, the description for Phanias concoloratus is too vague to determine if it is the same species or not. This will likely remain unresolved until someone revises the genus and examines the type specimens. As of 2013, however, they are still "officially" separate species (no one has formally declared a synonymy).

From Wayne Maddison (pers. comm. - September 2013): "Concoloratus and watonus are the same. They haven't been formally synonymized yet... Best to go with watonus for now, perhaps, though the name will be concoloratus".
Identification
Male is similar in appearance to Phanias harfordi, but without the solid covering of white scales on the face.

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