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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Euophryinae
Tribe: Hermotimini
Genus: Hermotimus
Simon, 1903
Species: H. coriaceus
Binomial name
Hermotimus coriaceus
Simon, 1903
1 species

Hermotimus is a genus of the spider family Salticidae (jumping spiders). Its sole species, H. coriaceus, was found in West Africa.



Hermotimus of Pedasa was an eunuch guardian of the Persian king Xerxes. However, the genus name could also refer to Hermotimus of Clazomenae, an early Greek philosopher.

The species name is derived from Latin, meaning "leathery".


Further reading

  • Simon, E. (1903): Arachnides de la Guinée espagnole. Mém. Soc. esp. hist. nat. 1(3): 65-124.
  • Simon, E. (1903): Histoire naturelle des araignées. Paris, 2: 669-1080.
  • Prószyński, J. (1987): Atlas rysunkow diagnostycznych mniej znanych Salticidae 2. Zeszyty Naukowe Wyzszej Szkoly Rolniczo-Pedagogicznej, Siedlcach. (in polish)

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