Caleb J.T.D., Bera Ch., Acharya Sh. 2020. New species and synonymies in the genus Carrhotus Thorell, 1891 from India (Aranei: Salticidae: Salticini) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.29. No.1: 51–66 [in English].

Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700 053, West Bengal, India. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.29.1.04

ABSTRACT. Three new species of the genus Carrhotus Thorell, 1891 — C. andhra Caleb sp.n. (♂), C. assam Caleb sp.n. (♂) and C. silanthi Caleb sp.n. (♂♀) — are diagnosed and described from Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Tamil Nadu States of India respectively. A new combination is established, Carrhotus yunnanensis (Song, 1991) comb.n., ex Ptocasius. Five new synonyms have been proposed: Bianor piratus Sen, Dhali, Saha et Raychaudhuri, 2015 syn.n. with Carrhotus sannio Thorell, 1877; Carrhotus kevinlii Cao et Li, 2016 syn.n. with C. yunnanensis (Song, 1991); Marpissa decorata Tikader, 1974 syn.n., M. tikaderi Biswas, 1984 syn.n. and M. lakshmikantapurensis Majumder, 2004 syn.n. with Carrhotus viduus (C.L. Koch, 1846). C. viduus is recorded from Balochistan for the first time.

KEY WORDS: Andhra Pradesh, Araneae, Assam, Balochistan, China, Eastern Ghats, jumping spider, new combination, Tamil Nadu, taxonomy.

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