Sudhin P.P.1*, Sen S.1, Caleb J.T.D.2, Hegde V.D.3 2022. New species of Cocalus C.L. Koch, 1846 and Habrocestum Simon, 1876 (Araneae: Salticidae) from the South Western Ghats of India // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.31. No.4: 486–492 [in English].
1 Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal, India.
2 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Medical College & Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai – 602503, Tamil Nadu, India.
3 Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Jafferkhan Colony, Kozhikode – 673006, Kerala, India.
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ABSTRACT. Two new species of jumping spiders, Cocalus shendurneyensis sp.n. (♂), and Habrocestum mookambikaensis sp.n. (♀), are described from the South Western Ghats of India. Detailed morphological descriptions, diagnostic features and illustrations of copulatory organs are given. The current distribution of the genus Cocalus C.L. Koch, 1846 and Habrocestum Simon, 1876 in India is also presented.
KEY WORDS: Aranei, description, jumping spider, new species, taxonomy, Kerala, Karnataka