Tusitala

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Tusitala
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Hasariinae
Genus: Tusitala
Peckham & Peckham, 1902
Type species
Tusitala barbata
Peckham & Peckham, 1902
Species

see text

Diversity
10 species

Tusitala is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). It contains ten African species.[1]

The name is Samoan, meaning 'writer of stories', and the name they gave to Robert Louis Stevenson, who lived his final four years in Samoa and is buried on Mount Vaea.[2]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tusitala". World Spider Catalog. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Fletcher, Charles Brunsdon (1970). Stevenson's Germany. Ayer Publishing. p. 172. ISBN 0-405-02018-X. Retrieved 8 July 2010.