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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2020-02-03
Page range: 56–56
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Authorship of the generic name Pochytoides (Araneae, Salticidae)

Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Taxonomy, Wrocław University, Przybyszewskiego 65, PL 51-148 Wrocław, Poland
Araneae Salticidae Pochytoides


       I published recently (Wesołowska 2018) a revision of the African genus of jumping spider Pochytoides. The genus includes eight species now. However, as there is some controversy concerning the authorship of this generic name, this matter needs elucidation.


  1. Anonymous [ICZN] (1999) International code of zoological nomenclature. Fourth edition. London (International Trust for zoological Nomenclature): i–xxix + 1–306.

    Berland, L. & Millot, J. (1941) Les araignées de l’Afrique occidentale française. I. Les Salticidés. Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, (n.s.), 12 (2): 297–424.

    Wesołowska, W. (2018) A revision of the genus Pochytoides Berland & Millot, 1941 (Araneae: Salticidae), with descriptions of six new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, 418: 1–26. <>.