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Species Platycryptus californicus

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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 Platycryptus
Species californicus (Platycryptus californicus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
(Peckham & Peckham, 1888)
Range
Arizona, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia (Barnes 1958)
Remarks
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)