Meleon madagascarensis (Wanless, 1978)
State of knowledge: Accepted


groups of supergroups of genera: pending; supergroups of genera : pending; groups of genera: SPARTAEINES;

Distribution: Indian O Is; Madagascar.


Important publication(s)
Wanless F.R. 1978f A revision of the spider genus Portia (Araneae, Salticidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Zoology series) 34 (3): 114-116, illustrations 16 a-d, 17a-d.
Diagnostic illustrations used by permission of the © Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London,, Editor of the Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Zoology series) and the Author(s).
Diagnostic illustration used by permision Wanless, F.R.

Latest Taxonomic scrutiny

Wesołowska W., Russel-Smith A. 2011 Jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from Southern Nigeria. Annales zoologici, Warszawa 51: 173-176, illustrations 40, 41, 42-47, 53-56
Diagnostic illustrations used by permission of the © Editor of the Annales zoologici and the Author(s).
Diagnostic illustration used by permision Wesołowska, W.

Latest Taxonomic scrutiny

Publications using actual name combination:
Wanless 1984a: 195; Wijesinghe 1994: 59; Logunov, Azarkina 2007 [2008b]: 16(2): 100, illustrations 14-16.;

Synonyms and combinations (:)
Portia oreofila Wanless 1978f: 116, illustrations 17a-d.
Portia madagascarensis Wanless 1978f: 114-116, illustrations 16 a-d.
Meleon oreofila: in Wanless 1984a: 195.



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Wanless F.R. 1978f. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., London, 34 (3): 114-116, f 16 a-d (as P. madagascarensis). By courtesy


Wanless F.R. 1978f. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., London, 34 (3): 114-116, f 16 a-d (as P. madagascarensis). By courtesy


Wanless F.R. 1978f. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., London, 34 (3): 114-116, f 16 a-d (as P. madagascarensis). By courtesy


Wanless F.R. 1978f. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., London, 34 (3): 114-116, f 16 a-d (as P. madagascarensis). By courtesy


Wanless F.R. 1978f. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., London, 34 (3): 116, f. 17a-d (as P. oreophila). By courtesy


Wanless F.R. 1978f. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., London, 34 (3): 116, f. 17a-d (as P. oreophila). By courtesy


Wanless F.R. 1978f. Bull. brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.)., London, 34 (3): 116, f. 17a-d (as P. oreophila). By courtesy


Comparison of tibial apophysis: Meleon madagascariensis (14-16) and M. insulanus (11-13): Logunov, Azarkina, 2007: 16(2): 100, f 11-16. By courtesy.


Meleon madagascarensis: Azarkina, Logunov 2010. African Invertebrates, 50(1): 173-176, f 40, 41, 42-47, 53-56. By courtesy.


Meleon madagascarensis: Azarkina, Logunov 2010. African Invertebrates, 50(1): 173-176, f 40, 41, 42-47, 53-56. By courtesy.


Meleon madagascarensis: Azarkina, Logunov 2010. African Invertebrates, 50(1): 173-176, f 40, 41, 42-47, 53-56. By courtesy.