• Studies on spiders of the genusZygeilla Cambridge from India (Araneae: Araneidae)

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      Araneidae; Zygeilla melanocrania (Thorell); Z. indica sp. nov.

    • Abstract


      The genusZygeilla is being reported for the first time in India in this paper. Previously one speciesmelanocrania was placed erroneously in the genusAraneus. But our examination has revealed that it should be placed in the genusZygeilla. Gravely collected this species from Barkuda Island (Chilka Lake), Orissa and deposited in Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta. We have got another new species of this genus, namelyZygeilla indica, which is described and illustrated in this paper.

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      B K Tikader1 Animesh Bal1

      1. Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Station, Poona - 411 005, India
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