Loureedia

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Loureedia
Loureedia annulipes male2.jpg
Male L. annulipes
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Eresidae
Genus: Loureedia
Miller et al., 2012[1]
Species: L. annulipes
Binomial name
Loureedia annulipes
(Lucas, 1857)[1]

Loureedia is a genus of araneomorph spiders in the family Eresidae, containing a single species, Loureedia annulipes, found in the Mediterranean (Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Israel).[1][2]

Name[edit]

Being a velvet spider that lives underground, the genus was named after musician Lou Reed, guitarist and singer of the rock band the Velvet Underground. L. annulipes was formerly considered a member of Eresus.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Loureedia Miller et al., 2012". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  2. ^ Miller, Jeremy; Griswold, Charles; Scharff, Nikolaj; Rezac, Milan; Szuts, Tamas; Marhabaie, Mohammad (2012). "The velvet spiders: an atlas of the Eresidae (Arachnida, Araneae)". ZooKeys. 195: 1–144. doi:10.3897/zookeys.195.2342. PMC 3361087Freely accessible. PMID 22679386.