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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Gnaphosidae
Genus: Kituba
Rodrigues & Rheims, 2020[1]
Type species
K. mayombensis
Rodrigues & Rheims, 2020
  • Kituba langalanga Rodrigues & Rheims, 2020
  • Kituba mayombensis Rodrigues & Rheims, 2020

Kituba is a small genus of central African ground spiders. It was first described by B. V. B. Rodrigues and C. A. Rheims in 2020,[2] and it has only been found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] As of December 2021 it contains only two species: K. langalanga and K. mayombensis.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Kituba Rodrigues & Rheims, 2020". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2021. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2021-12-01.
  2. ^ Rodrigues, B. V. B.; Rheims, C. A. (2020). "An overview of the African genera of Prodidominae spiders: descriptions and remarks (Araneae: Gnaphosidae)". Zootaxa. 4799 (1): 1–80. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4799.1.1.