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NA13-5790 Attulus ammophilus male.jpg
Male Attulus ammophilus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Attulus
Simon, 1889[1]
Type species
A. distinguendus
(Simon, 1868)

23, see text


Attulus is a genus of jumping spiders that was first described by Eugène Louis Simon in 1889.[3] The name is a diminutive form of a common prefix for salticid genera, -attus.[citation needed]


As of June 2019 it contains twenty-three species, found only in Asia and Europe:[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Attulus Simon, 1889". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2019. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  2. ^ Prószyński, J. (1973). "Revision of the spider genus Sitticus Simon, 1901 (Aranei, Salticidae), III. Sitticus penicillatus (Simon, 1875) and related forms". Annales Zoologici, Warszawa. 30: 72.
  3. ^ Simon, E. (1889). "Arachnidae transcaspicae ab ill. Dr. G. Radde, Dr. A. Walter et A. Conchin inventae (annis 1886-1887)". Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien. 39: 373–386.