Caleb J.T.D.1, Sanap R.V.2, Prajapati D.A.3, Bambhaniya P.4 2021. Taxonomic notes on two jumping spider species of the genus Epocilla Thorell, 1887 (Araneae: Salticidae: Chrysillini) from India and Pakistan // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.30. No.2: 221–229 [in English].

1 Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700 053, West Bengal, India. E-mail:

2 Biodiversity Lab, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, GKVK Campus, Bellary Road, Bengaluru – 560 065, Karnataka, India.

3 GEER Foundation, Indroda Nature Park, Gandhinagar – 382 007, Gujarat, India.

4 Fisheries Research Station, Junagadh Agricultural University, Sikka, Jamnagar – 361 140, Gujarat, India.

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.30.2.09

ABSTRACT. The types of Marpissa tigrina Tikader, 1965 and M. kalapani Tikader, 1977 that are kept in the National Zoological collection, Zoological Survey of India (Kolkata) are re-examined and illustrated. A new combination, Epocilla aura (Dyal, 1935) comb.n. (ex. Thiania), is proposed and three new synonyms are established: Epocilla pakhtunkhwa Ali et Maddison, 2018 syn.n. and Marpissa tigrina Tikader, 1965 syn.n. with E. aura, and Marpissa kalapani Tikader, 1977 syn.n. with Epocilla calcarata (Karsch, 1880). The distributional records of these species from India and Pakistan are mapped.

KEY WORDS: Andaman Islands, Aranei, distribution, faunistic records, map, synonymy, types.

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