Sudhin P.P.1, Nafin K.S.1, Benjamin S.P.2, Sudhikumar A.V.1 2019. Two new species of the genus Marengo Peckham et Peckham, 1892 (Araneae: Salticidae) from Western Ghats of India // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.28. No.3: 435–444 [in English].

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

2 National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Hantana Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.28.3.08

ABSTRACT. Two new jumping spiders of the genus Marengo Peckham et Peckham, 1892 from the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, Kerala, India — M. zebra sp.n. (♂♀) and M. batheryensis sp.n. (♂♀) — are diagnosed, described and illustrated. Distribution of all the Indian Marengo species is mapped as well.

KEY WORDS: Aranei, jumping spiders, distribution, Kerala, taxonomy, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

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