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Genus Pirata - Pirate Wolf Spiders

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders)
Genus Pirata (Pirate Wolf Spiders)
Explanation of Names
From Greek a-stem masculine noun for 'pirate'.(1)
23 species in Bugguide's range.
Exact distribution within these countries will be added when time allows.

P. alachuus - USA
P. allapahae - USA
P. apalacheus - USA
P. aspirans - USA, Canada
P. bryantae - Canada, Alaska
P. davisi - USA
P. hiteorum - USA
P. indigenus - USA
P. iviei - USA
P. mayaca - USA
P. montanoides - USA
P. montanus - USA, Canada
P. nanatus - USA
P. piraticus - Holarctic
P. piratimorphus - USA
P. praedo - USA, Canada
P. sedentarius - North America
P. seminolus - USA
P. spiniger - USA
P. suwaneus - USA
P. sylvanus - USA
P. triens - USA
P. welakae - USA

CA would be Pirata (no Piratula in that state)
Piratula Roewer, 1960 removed from the synonymy of Pirata Sundevall, 1833 by Omelko, Marusik & Koponen, 2011: 213, contra Dondale & Redner, 1981b: 107.

Resulting new combinations:
- Piratula canadensis (Dondale & Redner, 1981)
- Piratula cantralli (Wallace & Exline, 1978)
- Piratula gigantea (Gertsch, 1934)
- Piratula insularis (Emerton, 1885)
- Piratula minuta (Emerton, 1885)
Works Cited
1.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.