About the project

An interactive key to the genus Corythalia (Salticidae: Euophryini) is one outcome of the revision of this species-rich genus of Neotropical jumping spiders. The thorough study of all available types and further South American material helps to overcome the taxonomic impediment in Neotropical Salticidae, promoting further phylogenetic studies and allowing species identification in faunistic and ecological studies, which is important for conservation management.

The taxonomic study was part of a project ARAMOB - aiming at the mobilization of standardized morphometric, taxonomic and ecological data for the international community from a museum collection (of the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe – SMNK). A second part compiled and enriched ecological data from distributed sources in a standardized way. Semantic lists and analytical tools were designed and integrated in Diversity Workbench (module DiversityCollection) and mobilized through the AraMob portal by the German Arachnologische Gesellschaft.

The efficiency and potential of linked data repositories and research information systems is enhanced and demonstrated by the development of a description scheme for Salticidae based on a taxonomic concept and ontology-based nomenclature used in the species descriptions in this revision. The data and the description scheme were integrated in the virtual research environment Diversity Workbench (modules DiversityDescriptions and DiversityCollection) and are available through this open source database. The descriptor tree can be downloaded here for use with any sdd-based system (e.g. Diversity Workbench) and also in DELTA/EML format.

EML DataTable.txt

The revision of the genus Corythalia was published:
Bayer, S., Höfer, H. & Metzner, H. (2020): Revision of the genus Corythalia C.L. Koch, 1850, part 1: Diagnosis and new species from South America (Araneae: Salticidae: Salticinae: Euophryini). – Zootaxa 4806: 1–144.

Until now 45 species from Corythalia are included in the key:

Corythalia antepagmenti (♂,♀) BAYER, HÖFER & METZNER, 2020
Corythalia argentinensis (♂,♀) GALIANO, 1962
Corythalia blanda (♂,♀) (PECKHAM & PECKHAM, 1901)
Corythalia chalcea (♂,♀) CRANE, 1949
Corythalia cincta (♂) (BADCOCK, 1932)
Corythalia circumflexa (♀) (MELLO-LEITÃO, 1939)
Corythalia concinna (♀) BAYER, HÖFER & METZNER, 2020
Corythalia conferta (♂,♀) BAYER, HÖFER & METZNER, 2020
Corythalia dakryodes (♀) BAYER, 2020
Corythalia drepane (♂,♀) BAYER, HÖFER & METZNER, 2020
Corythalia drepanopsis (♀) BAYER, HÖFER & METZNER, 2020
Corythalia electa (♂,♀) (PECKHAM & PECKHAM, 1901)
Corythalia fimbriata (♂) (PECKHAM & PECKHAM, 1901)
Corythalia flagrans (♂) BAYER, HÖFER & METZNER, 2020
Corythalia foelixi (♂,♀) BAYER, 2020
Corythalia fragilis (♂,♀) BAYER, HÖFER & METZNER, 2020
Corythalia gasnieri (♂) BAYER, HÖFER & METZNER, 2020
Corythalia grata (♂) (PECKHAM & PECKHAM, 1901)
Corythalia hadzji (♂) CAPORIACCO, 1947
Corythalia hamulifera (♂) BAYER, 2020
Corythalia insularis (♂) RUIZ, BRESCOVIT & FREITAS, 2007
Corythalia latior (♂) BAYER, HÖFER & METZNER, 2020
Corythalia latipes (♂,♀) (C. L. KOCH, 1846)
Corythalia lineata (♂) BAYER, 2020
Corythalia longiducta (♀) BAYER, HÖFER & METZNER, 2020
Corythalia luctuosa (♂,♀) CAPORIACCO, 1954
Corythalia metallica (♂) (PECKHAM & PECKHAM, 1893)
Corythalia noda (♀) (CHAMBERLIN, 1916)
Corythalia obsoleta (♂,♀) BANKS, 1929
Corythalia opima (♂,♀) (PECKHAM & PECKHAM, 1885)
Corythalia parva (♂,♀) (PECKHAM & PECKHAM, 1901)
Corythalia placata (♂,♀) (PECKHAM & PECKHAM, 1901)
Corythalia protensa (♂) BAYER, HÖFER & METZNER, 2020
Corythalia ricti (♂) BAYER, 2020
Corythalia scutellaris (♂,♀) BAYER, 2020
Corythalia spiralis (♂,♀) (F. O. PICKARD-CAMBRIDGE, 1901)
Corythalia tribulosa (♂) BAYER, HÖFER & METZNER, 2020
Corythalia trochophora (♂) BAYER, 2020
Corythalia tropica (♂) (MELLO-LEITÃO, 1939)
Corythalia ursina (♂) (MELLO-LEITÃO, 1940)
Corythalia valida (♂,♀) (PECKHAM & PECKHAM, 1901)
Corythalia verhaaghi (♀) BAYER, HÖFER & METZNER, 2020
Corythalia vervloeti (♂) SOARES & CAMARGO, 1948
Corythalia waleckii (♂,♀) (TACZANOWSKI, 1872)
Corythalia xanthopa (♂,♀) CRANE, 1948

All other Corythalia-species are included rudimentary in the landing page of the key to have an overview for all taxa.

All new species are registered under Zoobank and information of the type deposit is included in the World Spider Catalog under the respective species.