Tanzania (genus)

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Tanzania
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Euophryinae
Genus: Lilliput
Wesolowska & Russell-Smith, 2000
Type species
Lilliput mkomaziensis
Wesolowska & Russell-Smith, 2000

Tanzania is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders), with three described species that all occur in the Mkomazi Game Reserve of Tanzania.

Description[edit]

These minute spiders range in body length from 1.5 to 3 mm. Both sexes look alike, but the females are sometimes darker.

Relationships[edit]

This genus is related to the genera Euophrys and Talavera.

Name[edit]

The genus name is derived from Lilliput, a land in Jonathan Swift's book Gulliver's Travels that is inhabited by minute people.

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wesolowska, W. & Russell-Smith, A. (2000). Jumping spiders from Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania (Araneae: Salticidae). Trop. Zool. 13: 11-127. PDF (with description of all species)

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