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Spinestis nikita (female).jpg
Female Spinestis nikita
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Oonopidae
Genus: Spinestis
Saaristo & Marusik, 2009[1]
Species: S. nikita
Binomial name
Spinestis nikita
Saaristo & Marusik, 2009[1]

Spinestis is a genus of spiders in the family Oonopidae, which resembles Tapinesthis and Megaoonops.[2] The genus has a single species, Spinestis nikita. These are found to be distributed in and around the southern shores of Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Gen. Spinestis Saaristo & Marusik, 2009", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-02-25 
  2. ^ a b Saaristo, M.; Marusik, Yuri (2009). "A new species and genus of oonopid spiders (Araneae, Oonopidae) from Ukraine". ZooKeys. 24: 63–74. doi:10.3897/zookeys.24.278. 

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