Bagheera (spider)

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Bagheera
Bagheera kiplingi.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Dendryphantinae
Genus: Bagheera
Peckham & Peckham, 1896
Type species
Bagheera kiplingi
Peckham & Peckham, 1896
Species

see text

Diversity
4 species

Bagheera is a genus of jumping spiders. There are four species.

Name[edit]

The genus name is derived from Bagheera, the black-toned Leopard from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. Other salticid genera with names of Kipling's characters are Akela, Messua and Nagaina.

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  • Platnick, Norman I. (2009): The world spider catalog, version 10.0. American Museum of Natural History.
  • Ruiz, Gustavo R. S.; G. B. Edwards (2013). "Revision of Bagheera (Araneae: Salticidae: Dendryphantinae)". The Journal of Arachnology. 41: 18–24. doi:10.1636/k12-67.1. 

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