Sudhin P.P., Nafin K.Sh., Sumesh N.V., Sudhikumar A.V. 2019. A new spider species of the genus Cocalus C.L. Koch, 1846 (Araneae: Salticidae: Spartaeinae) from Western Ghats of India // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.28. No.1: 125–130 [in English].

Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Department of Zoology, Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda – 680 125, Kerala, India.

doi: 10.15298/arthsel. 28.1.10

ABSTRACT. A new species of the jumping spider genus Cocalus C.L. Koch, 1846 — C. lacinia sp.n. (♂♀) — is diagnosed and described from the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, Kerala, India. A detailed morphological description, diagnostic features and illustrations of the copulatory organs of both sexes are given. The current distribution of the genus in India is mapped as well.

KEY WORDS: Aranei, jumping spider, description, distribution map, Kerala, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

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