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Species Messua limbata

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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 (Entelegynae)
Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Genus Messua
Species limbata (Messua limbata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Messua limbata (Banks, 1898)
1 sp. n. of Mex.
Length: ♂5mm.,♀5mm. (Peckham and Peckham 1909)
CA-AZ, TX / Mexico
Print References
Banks N. (1898) Arachnida from Baja California and other parts of Mexico. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (3) 1: 205-309.
Maddison W.P. 1996. Pelegrina Franganillo and other jumping spiders formerly placed in the genus Metaphidippus (Araneae: Salticidae). Bulletin Museum of Comparative Zoology, 154(4): 215-368.
Peckham G.W., E.G. Peckham. 1909. Revision of the Attidae of North America. Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and. Letters, 16(1): 355-646. Full PDF