Nanoa

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Nanoa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Pimoidae
Genus: Nanoa
Hormiga, Buckle & Scharff, 2005[1]
Species: N. enana
Binomial name
Nanoa enana
Hormiga, Buckle & Scharff, 2005[1]

Nanoa is a sister genus of Pimoa, in the spider family Pimoidae, containing the single species Nanoa enana.

Etymology[edit]

Combined from Greek nanos "dwarf" and the ending -oa, which follows the other pimoid genera Pimoa and Weintrauboa. The name enana of the only species means "dwarf" in Spanish.

Description[edit]

N. enana is the smallest known pimoid species, with a total body length of only 1.5 mm.

Distribution[edit]

N. enana occurs in northern California and southern Oregon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gen. Nanoa Hormiga, Buckle & Scharff, 2005". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-02-25.