Malamel J.J.1, Nafin K.Sh.2, Sudhikumar A.V.2, Sebastian P.A.1 2019. Two new species of the jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from the genera Epeus Peckham et Peckham, 1886 and Piranthus Thorell, 1895 from India // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.28. No.2: 267–276 [in English].

1 Division of Arachnology, Department of Zoology, Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Cochin, Kerala 682 013, India.

2 Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Department of Zoology, Christ College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala, 680 125, India.

doi: 10.15298/arthsel. 28.2.10

ABSTRACT. Two new species of the jumping spiders from different parts of India, collected from different expeditions, are diagnosed and described: viz., Epeus triangulopalpis sp.n. (♂♀) and Piranthus planolancis sp.n. (♀). A detailed account of somatic and genitalic characters, digital images, B/W illustrations and live photos are given. A map with collecting localities of these species is provided as well.

KEY WORDS: Aranei, descriptions, Pathiramanal Island, Ramsar site, taxonomy, Western Ghats.

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