Caleb J.T.D.1, Francis C.2, Bhat V.K.3, Packiam S.M.1 2022. A new species and two new synonyms in the genus Plexippus C.L. Koch, 1846 from India (Araneae: Salticidae: Plexippina) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.31. No.3: 312–318 [in English].

1 Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College (Autonomous), Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 034, Tamil Nadu, India. E-mail (J. Caleb):

2 No. 13, Andrea Villa, HRBR Layout, 3rdblock, 2nd main, 3rd cross, K.K. Halli, Bengaluru 560 084, Karnataka, India.

3 SF. 102, R.P. Orchards Apartment, 2nd cross, M.R. Garden, KEB layout, Sanjyanagara, Bengaluru 560 094, Karnataka, India.

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.31.3.07

ABSTRACT. A new jumping spider species, Plexippus ignatius Caleb sp.n. (♂), is described from Karnataka state, India. Two new synonyms are proposed: Plexippus andamanensis (Tikader, 1977) syn.n. and P. calcutaensis (Tikader, 1974) syn.n., are junior synonyms of P. paykulli (Audouin, 1826) and P. petersi (Karsch, 1878) respectively. A detailed description and illustrations of the studied specimens are provided.

KEY WORDS: Aranei, description, Karnataka, species discovery, taxonomy, type specimen.

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