Palindroma

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Palindroma
Palindroma morogorom paratype male dorsal.jpg
P. morogorom, male
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Zodariidae
Genus: Palindroma
Jocqué & Henrard, 2015
Type species
Palindroma morogorom
Jocqué & Henrard, 2015

Palindroma is a genus of spiders in the family Zodariidae. The five species of Palindroma are found in central and eastern Africa, including Tanzania, Malawi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and individuals range from 7.5–10 mm (0.30–0.39 in) in body length. The specific name of each species (Palindroma aleykyela, P. avonova, P. morogorom, P. obmoimiombo, and P. sinis) is a palindrome, a word that reads the same backwards or forwards.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jocqué, Rudy; Henrard, Arnaud (2015). "The new spider genus Palindroma, featuring a novel synapomorphy for the Zodariidae (Araneae)" (PDF). European Journal of Taxonomy (152). doi:10.5852/ejt.2015.152.