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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Philodromidae
Genus: Tibitanus
Simon, 1907 [1]
Type species
T. sexlineatus
Simon, 1907

Tibitanus is a genus of African running crab spiders that was first described by Eugène Louis Simon in 1907. [2] As of June 2019 it contains only two species, found only in Africa and Namibia: T. nomas and T. sexlineatus . [1]

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  1. 1 2 "Gen. Tibitanus Simon, 1907". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2019. doi:10.24436/2 . Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  2. Simon, E. (1907). "Arachnides recueillis par L. Fea sur la côte occidentale d'Afrique. 1re partie". Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova. 3 (3): 218–323.