Revision of the genus Corythalia C. L. Koch, 1850, part 1: Diagnosis and new species from South America (Araneae: Salticidae: Salticinae: Euophryini). – Zootaxa 4806: 1–144.
The taxonomic study was part of the project ARAMOB - aiming at the mobilization of standardized morphometric, taxonomic and ecological data for the international community from a museum collection (of the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe – SMNK). The thorough study of all available types and further South American material helps to overcome the taxonomic impediment in Neotropical Salticidae, promoting further phylogenetic studies and allowing species identification in faunistic and ecological studies, which is important for conservation management.
All new species are registered under Zoobank and information of the type deposit is included in the World Spider Catalog under the respective species.
The efficiency and potential of linked data repositories and research information systems is enhanced and demonstrated by the development of a description scheme for Salticidae based on a taxonomic concept and ontology-based nomenclature used in the species descriptions in this revision. The data and the description scheme were integrated in the virtual research environment Diversity Workbench (modules DiversityDescriptions and DiversityCollection) and are available through this open source database. The descriptor tree can be downloaded here for use with any sdd-based system (e.g. Diversity Workbench) and also in DELTA/EML format.
One outcome of the revision of this species-rich genus of Neotropical jumping spiders is an interactive key to the genus Corythalia (Salticidae: Euophryini), available under https://corythalia.com