Nagaina

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For the fictional cobra, see Nagaina (Jungle Books).
Nagaina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Dendryphantinae
Genus: Nagaina
Peckham & Peckham, 1896
Type species
Nagaina incunda
Peckham & Peckham, 1896
Species

see text

Diversity
6 species

Nagaina is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders).

Name[edit]

The genus name is derived from Nagaina, a female black cobra animal-character from Rudyard Kipling's story Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Other salticid genera with names of Kipling's characters are Bagheera, Messua and Akela.

Species[edit]