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Species Platycryptus californicus

Platycryptus species? - Platycryptus californicus Jumping Spider - Platycryptus californicus juvenile  - Platycryptus californicus Jumping Spider - Platycryptus californicus Salticid - Platycryptus californicus - male Striped Jumping Spider - Platycryptus californicus - female Platycryptus californicus Platycryptus californicus
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 Platycryptus
Species californicus (Platycryptus californicus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
(Peckham & Peckham, 1888)
Arizona, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia (Barnes 1958)
All BugGuide images placed in P. californicus as of Sept. 5, 2008 have been reviewed by G.B. Edwards and their placement is most likely correct. [jb]
See Also
Platycryptus arizonensis overlaps somewhat in range (Barnes), but according to G.B. Edwards (pers. comm.) it differs from P. californicus by having a more speckled overall appearance and a less defined foliar pattern on the abdomen. [jb]
Print References
Barnes R.D. 1958; North American jumping spiders of the subfamily Marpissinae; American Museum Novitates, New York 1867: 1-50. (pdf available)

Edwards G.B. 2005b; A review of described Metacyrba, the status of Parkella, and notes on Platycryptus and Balmaceda, with comparison of the genera (Araneae: Salticidae: Marpissinae); Insecta Mundi, 19(4): 193-226 (pdf available)