Tibitanus

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Tibitanus
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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
Species

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]

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

Philodromidae Family of spiders

Philodromidae, also known as philodromid crab spiders and running crab spiders, is a family of araneomorph spiders first described by Tord Tamerlan Teodor Thorell in 1870. It contains over 600 species in thirty genera. Most are dull colored- brown, gray, yellowish or mottled with a leaf-like cardiac mark on the anterior dorsal abdomen, and seldom reach above 10 millimetres (0.39 in) long. None of the species build webs, but they do use silk for draglines and egg sacs.

Eugène Simon French naturalist

Eugène Louis Simon was a French naturalist who worked particularly on insects and spiders, but also on birds and plants. He is by far the most prolific spider taxonomist in history, describing over 4,000 species.

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References

  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.