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Jumping spiders are a group of spiders that constitute the family Salticidae. [1]

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The abdomen (less formally called the belly, stomach, tummy or midriff) constitutes the part of the body between the thorax (chest) and pelvis, in humans and in other vertebrates.

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Absorption spectroscopy

Absorption spectroscopy refers to spectroscopic techniques that measure the absorption of radiation, as a function of frequency or wavelength, due to its interaction with a sample.

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Amber is fossilized tree resin, which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times.

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Anatomical terms of location

Standard anatomical terms of location deal unambiguously with the anatomy of animals, including humans.

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Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera.

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Ant spider

Ant spiders are members of the family Zodariidae.

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Araneoidea is a taxon of araneomorph spiders, termed "araneoids", treated as a superfamily.

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Araneomorphae (sometimes referred to as Labidognatha) is an infraorder of spiders.

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An arthropod (from Greek ἄρθρον arthron, "joint" and πούς pous, "foot") is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and paired jointed appendages.

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Bagheera kiplingi

Bagheera kiplingi is a species of jumping spider found in Central America, including Mexico, Costa Rica, and Guatemala.

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Baltic amber

The Baltic region is home to the largest known deposit of amber, called Baltic amber or succinite.

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BBC Earth

BBC Earth is a brand used by BBC Worldwide since 2009 to market and distribute the BBC's natural history content to countries other than the United Kingdom.

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Book lung

A book lung is a type of respiration organ used for atmospheric gas exchange that is found in many arachnids, such as scorpions and spiders.

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Brettus is a genus of jumping spiders.

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A carnivore, meaning "meat eater" (Latin, caro, genitive carnis, meaning "meat" or "flesh" and vorare meaning "to devour"), is an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or scavenging.

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The Cenozoic Era meaning "new life", is the current and most recent of the three Phanerozoic geological eras, following the Mesozoic Era and, extending from 66 million years ago to the present day.

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The cephalothorax, also called prosoma in some groups, is a tagma of various arthropods, comprising the head and the thorax fused together, as distinct from the abdomen behind.

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Chamaecrista fasciculata

Chamaecrista fasciculata, the partridge pea, is a species of legume native to most of the eastern United States.

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Chiapas, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Chiapas (Estado Libre y Soberano de Chiapas), is one of the 31 states that with Mexico City make up the 32 federal entities of Mexico.

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Color vision

Color vision is the ability of an organism or machine to distinguish objects based on the wavelengths (or frequencies) of the light they reflect, emit, or transmit.

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Corinnidae is a family of araneomorph spiders, sometimes called corinnid sac spiders.

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Cosmophasis umbratica

Cosmophasis umbratica is a species of jumping spider that occurs from India to Sumatra.

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Cyrba is a genus of spiders in the family Salticidae (jumping spiders).

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The spider family Deinopidae consists of stick-like elongate spiders that build unusual webs that they suspend between the front legs.

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Depth perception

Depth perception is the visual ability to perceive the world in three dimensions (3D) and the distance of an object.

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A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.

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The Dionycha are a clade of spiders (Araneomorphae:Entelegynae), characterized by the possession of two tarsal claws with tufts of hairs (setae) beside them, which produce strong adhesion, enabling some species to climb glass.

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Diurnality is a form of plant or animal behavior characterized by activity during the day, with a period of sleeping, or other inactivity, at night.

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Dominican amber

Dominican amber is amber from the Dominican Republic.

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The Eocene Epoch, lasting from, is a major division of the geologic timescale and the second epoch of the Paleogene Period in the Cenozoic Era.

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Ethology is the scientific and objective study of animal behaviour, usually with a focus on behaviour under natural conditions, and viewing behaviour as an evolutionarily adaptive trait.

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Euophrys omnisuperstes

Euophrys omnisuperstes (the species name means standing above everything), the Himalayan jumping spider, is a small jumping spider that lives at elevations of up to in the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, making it a candidate for the highest known permanent resident on Earth.

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Eutichuridae is a family of araneomorph spiders.

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Eyes are organs of the visual system.

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A forest is a large area dominated by trees.

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A fossil (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age.

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Fovea centralis

The fovea centralis is a small, central pit composed of closely packed cones in the eye.

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The family Fulgoridae is a large group of hemipteran insects, especially abundant and diverse in the tropics, containing over 125 genera worldwide.

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Gelotia is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders).

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Grasshoppers are insects of the suborder Caelifera within the order Orthoptera, which includes crickets and their allies in the other suborder Ensifera.

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Ground spider

Ground spiders (family Gnaphosidae) include nearly 2,000 described species in over 100 genera, distributed worldwide.

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Hemolymph, or haemolymph, is a fluid, analogous to the blood in vertebrates, that circulates in the interior of the arthropod body remaining in direct contact with the animal's tissues.

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Huntsman spider

Huntsman spiders, members of the family Sparassidae (formerly Heteropodidae), are known by this name because of their speed and mode of hunting.

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Hydraulics (from Greek: Υδραυλική) is a technology and applied science using engineering, chemistry, and other sciences involving the mechanical properties and use of liquids.

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Hyllus (spider)

Hyllus is a genus of the spider family Salticidae (jumping spiders).

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Hyllus semicupreus

The heavy-bodied jumper, (Hyllus semicupreus), also known as the semi-coppered heavy jumper, is a species of spider of the genus Hyllus.

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Intertidal zone

The intertidal zone, also known as the foreshore and seashore and sometimes referred to as the littoral zone, is the area that is above water at low tide and under water at high tide (in other words, the area between tide marks).

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John Blackwall

John Blackwall (20 January 1790 – 11 May 1881) was a British naturalist with a particular interest in spiders.

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Kleptoparasitism (literally, parasitism by theft) is a form of feeding in which one animal takes prey or other food from another that has caught, collected, or otherwise prepared the food, including stored food (as in the case of cuckoo bees, which lay their eggs on the pollen masses made by other bees; food resources could also be in the form of hosts of parasitic or parasitoid wasps).

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List of feeding behaviours

Feeding is the process by which organisms, typically animals, obtain food.

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List of Salticidae genera

This is a list of the genera of the spider family Salticidae, accepted by the World Spider Catalog.

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Lists of Salticidae species

The List of Salticidae includes (or links to) all described species of the jumping spider family Salticidae included in the World Spider Catalog version 17.5 as of December 18, 2016.

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Lynx spider

Lynx spider is the common name for any member of the family Oxyopidae.

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Lyssomaninae is a subfamily of jumping spiders.

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Maratus is a spider genus of the family Salticidae (jumping spiders).

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Minute and second of arc

A minute of arc, arcminute (arcmin), arc minute, or minute arc is a unit of angular measurement equal to of one degree.

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Miturgidae is a family of araneomorph spiders, including nearly 160 species in about 33 genera worldwide.

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In cladistics, a monophyletic group, or clade, is a group of organisms that consists of all the descendants of a common ancestor.

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Morphology (biology)

Morphology is a branch of biology dealing with the study of the form and structure of organisms and their specific structural features.

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Mount Everest

Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas.

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The Mygalomorphae or mygalomorphs are an infraorder of spiders.

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Myrmecophagy is a feeding behavior defined by the consumption of termites or ants, particularly as pertaining to those animal species whose diets are largely or exclusively composed of said insect types.

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Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid produced by plants in glands called nectaries, either within the flowers with which it attracts pollinating animals, or by extrafloral nectaries, which provide a nutrient source to animal mutualists, which in turn provide antiherbivore protection.

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Onomastus is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders).

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Orb-weaver spider

Orb-weaver spiders or araneids are members of the spider family Araneidae.

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Palpimanoidea or palpimanoids are a group of araneomorph spiders, originally treated as a superfamily.

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Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines.

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Peckhamia (journal)

Peckhamia is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal covering research on jumping spiders.

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Pedipalps (commonly shortened to palps or palpi) are the second pair of appendages of chelicerates – a group of arthropods including spiders, scorpions, horseshoe crabs, and sea spiders.

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Phidippus is a genus in the family Salticidae (jumping spiders).

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Phidippus audax

Phidippus audax is a common jumping spider of North America.

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Philaeus is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders).

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Philodromidae is a family of spiders commonly known as philodromid crab spiders or running crab spiders.

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In biology, phylogenetics (Greek: φυλή, φῦλον – phylé, phylon.

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Pirate spider

Pirate spiders, members of the family Mimetidae, are araneomorph spiders which typically feed on other spiders.

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Plexippus (spider)

Plexippus is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders), described by Audouin in 1826.

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Portia (spider)

Portia is a genus of jumping spider that feeds on other spiders (i.e., they are araneophagic or arachnophagic).

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A primate is a mammal of the order Primates (Latin: "prime, first rank").

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RTA clade

The RTA clade is a clade of araneomorph spiders, united by the possession of a retrolateral tibial apophysis – a backward-facing projection on the tibia of the male pedipalp.

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Sac spider

The sac spiders of the family Clubionidae have a very confusing taxonomic history.

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Salticinae is a subfamily of jumping spiders.

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Sexual dimorphism

Sexual dimorphism is the condition where the two sexes of the same species exhibit different characteristics beyond the differences in their sexual organs.

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Sexual selection

Sexual selection is a mode of natural selection where members of one biological sex choose mates of the other sex to mate with (intersexual selection), and compete with members of the same sex for access to members of the opposite sex (intrasexual selection).

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Sister group

A sister group or sister taxon is a phylogenetic term denoting the closest relatives of another given unit in an evolutionary tree.

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The Spartaeinae are a subfamily of the spider family Salticidae (jumping spiders).

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Spartaeus is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders).

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In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom.

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Spider silk

Spider silk is a protein fibre spun by spiders.

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Spider taxonomy

Spider taxonomy is the taxonomy of the spiders, members of the Araneae order of the arthropod class Arachnida with about 46,000 described species.

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Synspermiata is a clade of araneomorph spiders, comprising most of the former "haplogynes".

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Temperate climate

In geography, the temperate or tepid climates of Earth occur in the middle latitudes, which span between the tropics and the polar regions of Earth.

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The Tephritidae are one of two fly families referred to as fruit flies, the other family being the Drosophilidae.

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A tether is a cord, fixture, or flexible attachment that anchors something movable to a reference point which may be fixed or moving.

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Tetrachromacy is the condition of possessing four independent channels for conveying color information, or possessing four types of cone cells in the eye.

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The Thomisidae are a family of spiders, including about 175 genera and over 2,100 species.

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Titanoecidae is a spider family with five genera and more than 50 species worldwide.

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The trachea, colloquially called the windpipe, is a cartilaginous tube that connects the pharynx and larynx to the lungs, allowing the passage of air, and so is present in almost all air-breathing animals with lungs.

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The tropics are a region of the Earth surrounding the Equator.

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Ultraviolet (UV) is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 nm to 400 nm, shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays.

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Velvet spider

The velvet spiders (family Eresidae) are a small group (about 100 species in 9 genera) of almost totally Old World spiders (exception: a few species are known from Brazil).

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Vestigiality is the retention during the process of evolution of genetically determined structures or attributes that have lost some or all of their ancestral function in a given species.

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Visual acuity

Visual acuity (VA) commonly refers to the clarity of vision.

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Visual angle

The visual angle is the angle a viewed object subtends at the eye, usually stated in degrees of arc.

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Visual perception

Visual perception is the ability to interpret the surrounding environment using light in the visible spectrum reflected by the objects in the environment.

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Wolf spider

Wolf spiders are members of the family Lycosidae, from the Ancient Greek word "λύκος" meaning "wolf".

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_spider

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