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female Lyssomanes viridis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Lyssomaninae
Type species
Lyssomanes tenuipes
O. P-Cambridge, 1869

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8 genera, > 120 species

The Lyssomaninae are a subfamily of jumping spiders, with eight described genera.

The Lyssomaninae are not part of the Salticoida, to which over 90% of all salticid species belong.

Six of these genera occur only in the Old World:

  • Asemonea O. P.-Cambridge, 1869 — Africa, Madagascar, Asia, Australia (20 species)
  • Goleba Wanless, 1980 — Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles (5 species)
  • Macopaeus Simon, 1900 — Madagascar (1 species)
  • Onomastus Simon, 1900 — Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam, Borneo, Japan (6 species)
  • Pachyonomastus Caporiacco, 1947 — East Africa (1 species)
  • Pandisus Simon, 1900 — Madagascar, India (6 species)

The two remaining genera occur only in the New World:

  • Chinoscopus Simon, 1901 — South America (4 species)
  • Lyssomanes Hentz, 1845 — Florida to South America (80 species)


  • Maddison, Wayne P. & Needham, Karen M. (2006): Lapsiines and hisponines as phylogenetically basal salticid spiders (Araneae: Salticidae). Zootaxa 1255: 37-55.
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2007): The world spider catalog, version 8.0. American Museum of Natural History.


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Sectio: Dionycha
Superfamilia: Salticoidea
Familia: Salticidae
Subfamilia: Lyssomaninae
Genera: Asemonea - Chinoscopus - Goleba - Lyssomanes - Macopaeus - Onomastus - ?Pachyonomastus - Pandisus




  • Galiano, M. E. 1976. Comentarios sobre la categoria sistematica del taxon Lyssomanidae (Araneae). Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia (Entomologia) 5: 59-70.


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