Pseudopoda

Pseudopoda sp., copyright SpiderYang.

Belongs within: Sparassidae.

Pseudopoda is a genus of huntsman spiders found at higher altitudes (above 1000 m) in southern Asia.

Characters (from Jäger 2000): Small to large, 5-27 mm. Colour yellow, yellow-brown or dark red-brown with dark pattern. Femora with spine patches. Abdomen dorsally usually with bright transverse band in posterior half, abdomen ventrally usually with dark patch in front of spinnerets. Male palp with membranous conductor, embolus broadened at least proximally, usually whole embolus broadened and flattened, tegulum as long as bulb, retrolateral tibial apophysis arising in a mesial or basal position. Female with epigynum with lateral lobes (and mostly copulatory ducts) rising distinctly beyond epigastric furrow posteriad and covering median septum.

<==Pseudopoda Jäger 2000J08
    |--P. bibulba (Xu & Yin 2000)J08
    |--P. confusa Jäger, Pathoumthong & Vedel 2006JPV06
    |--P. dao Jäger 2001J08
    |--P. diversipunctata Jäger 2001JPV06
    |--P. gemina Jäger, Pathoumthong & Vedel 2006JPV06
    |--P. intermedia Jäger 2001JPV06
    |--P. latembola Jäger 2001JPV06
    |--P. lutea (Thorell 1895)JPV06
    |--P. marsupia (Wang 1991)JPV06
    |--P. martensi Jäger 2001JPV06
    |--P. namkhan Jäger, Pathoumthong & Vedel 2006JPV06
    |--P. parvipunctata Jäger 2001J08
    |--P. prompta (Cambridge 1835)JPV06
    |--P. recta Jäger & Ono 2001JPV06
    |--P. serrata Jäger & Ono 2001JPV06
    |--P. shuqiangi Jäger & Vedel 2007J08
    |--P. signata Jäger 2001JPV06
    |--P. songi Jäger 2008J08
    `--P. virgata (Fox 1936)JPV06

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

Jäger, P. 2000. Two new heteropodine genera from southern continental Asia (Araneae: Sparassidae). Acta Arachnologica 49 (1): 61–71.

[J08] Jäger, P. 2008. Sparassidae from China 5. Pseudopoda songi sp. n. from Yunnan Province (Arachnida, Araneae, Sparassidae, Heteropodinae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 88 (1): 45–48.

[JPV06] Jäger, P., B. Pathoumthong & V. Vedel. 2006. First record of the genus Pseudopoda Jäger 2000 in Laos with description of new species (Arachnida, Araneae, Sparassidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 86 (2): 219–228.

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