Thomasettia

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Thomasettia
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Sparassidae
Genus: Thomasettia
Hirst, 1911 [2]
Species:
T. seychellana
Binomial name
Thomasettia seychellana
Hirst, 1911 [2]

Thomasettia a genus of spiders in the family Sparassidae, with a single species, Thomasettia seychellana, first described in 1911. [2] It has not been found since, and has been declared extinct. It was endemic to Mahe Island and Silhouette Island in the Seychelles. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 Gerlach, J. (2014). "Thomasettia seychellana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . IUCN. 2014: e.T196286A2443283. doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T196286A2443283.en .
  2. 1 2 3 "Gen. Thomasettia Hirst, 1911". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved April 29, 2016.