Ipa (spider)

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Linyphiidae
Genus: Ipa
Saaristo, 2007[1]
Type species
I. keyserlingi
(Ausserer, 1867)

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Ipa is a genus of dwarf spiders that was first described by Michael I. Saaristo in 2007.[2]


As of May 2019 it contains four species, found in Czech Republic, France, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine:[1]

  • Ipa keyserlingi (Ausserer, 1867) (type) – Europe, Caucasus
  • Ipa pepticus (Tanasevitch, 1988) – Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia
  • Ipa spasskyi (Tanasevitch, 1986) – Turkey, Ukraine, Russia (Europe, West Siberia), Kazakhstan
  • Ipa terrenus (L. Koch, 1879) – France, Czechia, Slovakia, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to South Siberia)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Gen. Ipa Saaristo, 2007". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2019. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  2. ^ Saaristo, M. I. (2007). "A new subfamily of linyphiid spiders based on a new genus created for the keyserlingi-group of the genus Lepthyphantes (Aranei: Linyphiidae)". Arthropoda Selecta. 16: 33–42.