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audax group

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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 Phidippus
No Taxon audax group
Phidippus princeps (Peckham & Peckham 1883)
Phidippus princeps pulcherrimus Keyserling 1885
Phidippus bidentatus F.O.P.C. 1901
Phidippus audax (Hentz 1845)
Phidippus felinus Edwards
Phidippus workmani Peckham & Peckham 1901
Excerpts from Edwards, 2004:
"The six group members all have the palea extended wider on the proximal side of a small ectal notch (P. clarus also has this state; some preliminary cladograms had this species basal within the audax group)..."(1)
Represented by BugGuide Data maps unless otherwise noted.
For detailed geographic range and records, refer to Edwards, 2004(1)
Phidippus princeps - New England south to Georgia, to Utah, north to Saskatchewan.
Phidippus princeps pulcherrimus - Florida, Alabama, Georgia.
Phidippus bidentatus - Texas to NW Costa Rica.
Phidippus audax - Widespread in US and Canada.
Phidippus felinus - Arizona and New Mexico. Not yet represented on BugGuide, or a currently unrecognized image submission.
Phidippus workmani - Florida and Georgia.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Jumping Spiders of the Genus Phidippus (Araneae: Salticidae)
G. B. Edwards, Ph.D. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.