Hyetussa Simon, 1902,

Bustamante, Abel A. & Ruiz, Gustavo R. S., 2017, Systematics of Thiodinini (Araneae: Salticidae: Salticinae), with description of a new genus and twelve new species, Zootaxa 4362 (3), pp. 301-347: 315-317

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4362.3.1

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scientific name

Hyetussa Simon, 1902
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Hyetussa Simon, 1902 

Hyetussa Simon, 1902: 363  (type species by original designation: Hyetussa cribrata Simon, 1902  = Hyetussa simoni Galiano, 1976  ); Galiano 1963b: 364 (redescription of type species); Galiano 1976a; Ruiz & Maddison 2015; Maddison 2015; World Spider Catalog 2017.

Mica Petrunkevitch, 1925: 246 [preoccupied by Mica Budde-Lund, 1908: 281 (Malacostraca: Isopoda); type species by original designation: Mica longithorax Petrunkevitch, 1925  ].

Micalula Strand, 1932: 141  (replacement name for Mica Petrunkevitch, 1925); Ruiz & Maddison 2015; Maddison 2015; World Spider Catalog 2017. NEW SYNONYMY.

Bredana Gertsch, 1936: 20  (type species by original designation: Bredana complicata Gertsch, 1936  ); Ruiz & Maddison 2015; Maddison 2015; World Spider Catalog 2017. NEW SYNONYMY.

Diagnosis. Males resemble those of Thiodina  , Cyllodania  , Arachnomura  , Atomosphyrus  and Tartamura  in having spine-like setae on the anterior surface of male chelicera ( Figs 8A ‒ 8IView FIGURE 8; see also Galiano 1976b: figs 37, 39 and Galiano 1977a: fig. 11). They differ from Thiodina  , Arachnomura  , Atomosphyrus  and Tartamura  in having a complex embolus, coiled and lamellate at the tip ( Figs 16E ‒16FView FIGURE16, 17E ‒17FView FIGURE17), and from Cyllodania  in having a bump at the base (as in H. aguilari  ) or in the middle of the embolus (see Figs 15CView FIGURE 15, 16DView FIGURE16, 17DView FIGURE17; apical in Cyllodania  ). Females resemble those of Cyllodania  in the general pattern of genitalia, but differ in having more coiled copulatory ducts and smaller spermathecae ( Galiano 1976a: figs 12, 13).

List of species (chronological order):

1. Hyetussa cribrata (Simon, 1901)  .

2. Hyetussa longithorax ( Petrunkevitch, 1925)  comb. nov.

3. Hyetussa complicata ( Gertsch, 1936)  comb. nov. 4. Hyetussa alternata ( Gertsch, 1936)  comb. nov. 5. Hyetussa secta ( Mello-Leitão, 1944)  .

6. Hyetussa simoni Galiano, 1976  (type species). 7. Hyetussa andalgalaensis Galiano, 1976  . 8. Hyetussa mesopotamica Galiano, 1976  . 9. Hyetussa aguilari Galiano, 1978  .

10. Hyetussa sergipe  sp. nov.

11. Hyetussa tremembe  sp. nov.

Note. The synonymy of Micalula  and Bredana  with Hyetussa  is established by comparisons of the original descriptions ( Petrunkevitch 1925, Gertsch 1936), re-examination of the type species of Bredana  , the neotype of Micalula longithorax  and additional material with species currently placed in Hyetussa  ( Galiano 1976a, 1976b, 1978). No substantial differences were observed to justify maintaining Micalula  and Bredana  as independent genera (see diagnosis of Hyetussa  above).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Loc

Hyetussa Simon, 1902

Bustamante, Abel A. & Ruiz, Gustavo R. S. 2017
2017
Loc

Bredana

Gertsch 1936: 20
1936
Loc

Micalula

Strand 1932: 141
1932
Loc

Hyetussa

Galiano 1963: 364
Simon 1902: 363
1902