Taxonomic revisions of jumping spider subfamilies Ballinae and Spartaeinae of Sri Lanka based on morphology and DNA barcodes

NRC Grant: 17-027

Prof. S. P. Benjamin
National Institute of Fundamental Studies
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Area of Research:  Systematics and Evolutionary biology of spiders
Status:   Ongoing



  1. To collect and describe new species of Ballinae and Spartaeinae.
  2. Study the diversity of Ballinae and Spartaeinae spiders of Sri Lanka
  3. Development of taxonomic keys based on morphological features
  4. Generation/elucidation of DNA barcodes for Ballinae and Spartaeinae.
  5. To study phylogenetic relationships of Ballinae and Spartaeinae of Sri Lanka.