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Saitissus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Euophryinae
Tribe: Saitini
Genus: Saitissus
Roewer, 1938
Species: S. squamosus
Binomial name
Saitissus squamosus
Roewer, 1938

Saitissus is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). Its only described species, S. squamosus, has only been found on New Guinea.

Name

The genus name is derived from the similar genus Saitis. The species name is Latin for "scaly".

Further reading

Roewer, C.F. (1938). Araneae. In Résultats scientifiques du Voyage aux indes orientales néerlandaises de la SS. AA. RR. le Prince et la Princesse Leopold de Belgique. Mem. Mus. Hist. nat. Belg. 3(19): 1-94.


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