Thomisus granulifrons

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Thomisus granulifrons
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Thomisidae
Genus: Thomisus
Species:T. granulifrons
Binomial name
Thomisus granulifrons
Simon, 1906

Thomisus granulifrons is a species of spiders of the genus Thomisus . It is native to India and Sri Lanka. [1]

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India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

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References

  1. "Thomisus granulifrons Simon, 1906". World Spider Catalog. Retrieved 23 May 2016.