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Nagaina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Dendryphantinae
Genus: Nagaina
Peckham & Peckham, 1896
Type species
Nagaina incunda
Peckham & Peckham, 1896
Species

see text

Diversity
6 species

Nagaina is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders).

Name

The genus name is derived from Nagaina, a character from Rudyard Kipling's story Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Other salticid genera with names of Kipling's characters are Bagheera, Messua and Akela.

Species

  • Nagaina berlandi Soares & Camargo, 1948Brazil
  • Nagaina diademata Simon, 1902 — Brazil
  • Nagaina incunda Peckham & Peckham, 1896Mexico to Panama
  • Nagaina modesta Caporiacco, 1954French Guiana
  • Nagaina tricincta Simon, 1902 — Brazil

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