Thyenula arcana

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Thyenula arcana
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Thyenula
Species:T. arcana
Binomial name
Thyenula arcana
Wesołowska & Cumming, 2008

Thyenula arcana is a jumping spider species that lives in Zimbabwe. [1] The female was described in 2008. [2] Originally named Tularosa arcana, it was moved to the genus Thyenula in 2014. [3]

Jumping spider family of arachnids

Jumping spiders are a group of spiders that constitute the family Salticidae. As at 1 February 2019, this family contained 636 described genera and 6115 described species, making it the largest family of spiders at 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among arthropods and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation. Although they normally move unobtrusively and fairly slowly, most species are capable of very agile jumps, notably when hunting, but sometimes in response to sudden threats or crossing long gaps. Both their book lungs and tracheal system are well-developed, and they use both systems. Jumping spiders are generally recognized by their eye pattern. All jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes, with the anterior median pair being particularly large.

Zimbabwe republic in southern Africa

Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly 16 million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used.

<i>Thyenula</i> genus of arachnids

Thyenula is a spider genus of the Salticidae family. Its species are largely restricted to Africa.

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References

  1. Wesołowska, W.; Cumming, M.S. (2008). "Taxonomy and Natural History of a Species Rich Assemblage of Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae); A Long — Term Study of a Suburban Site in Zimbabwe". Annales Zoologici. 58 (1): 167–230. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  2. World Spider Catalog (2017). "Thyenula arcana Wesolowska & Cumming, 2008". World Spider Catalog. 18.0. Bern: Natural History Museum. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  3. Wesołowska, W.; Azarkina, G. N.; Russell-Smith, A. (2014). "Euophryine jumping spiders of the Afrotropical Region—new taxa and a checklist (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae)". Zootaxa. 3789 (1): 1–72. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3789.1.1.