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Nilus (spider)

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N. curtus
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N. albocinctus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Pisauridae
Genus: Nilus
O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876[1]
Type species
N. curtus
O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876

18, see text


Nilus is a genus of nursery web spiders that was first described by Octavius Pickard-Cambridge in 1876.[3]


As of June 2019 it contains eighteen species, found only in Africa, Asia, and India:[1]

  • Nilus albocinctus (Doleschall, 1859) – India to Philippines
  • Nilus curtus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876 (type) – Africa
  • Nilus decorata (Patel & Reddy, 1990) – India
  • Nilus esimoni (Sierwald, 1984) – Madagascar
  • Nilus jayakari (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898) – Oman
  • Nilus kolosvaryi (Caporiacco, 1947) – Central, East, Southern Africa
  • Nilus leoninus (Strand, 1916) – Madagascar
  • Nilus majungensis (Strand, 1907) – Mayotte, Madagascar
  • Nilus margaritatus (Pocock, 1898) – Central, South Africa
  • Nilus massajae (Pavesi, 1883) – Africa
  • Nilus paralbocinctus (Zhang, Zhu & Song, 2004) – China, Laos
  • Nilus phipsoni (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898) – India to China, Indonesia
  • Nilus pictus (Simon, 1898) – West, Central Africa
  • Nilus pseudoalbocinctus (Sen, Saha & Raychaudhuri, 2010) – India
  • Nilus pseudojuvenilis (Sierwald, 1987) – Mozambique
  • Nilus radiatolineatus (Strand, 1906) – Africa
  • Nilus rossi (Pocock, 1902) – Central, South Africa
  • Nilus rubromaculatus (Thorell, 1899) – West, Central Africa

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Nilus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2019. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  2. ^ Jäger, P. (2011). "Revision of the spider genera Nilus O. Pickard-Cambridge 1876, Sphedanus Thorell 1877 and Dendrolycosa Doleschall 1859 (Araneae: Pisauridae)". Zootaxa. 3046: 4.
  3. ^ Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1876). "Catalogue of a collection of spiders made in Egypt, with descriptions of new species and characters of a new genus". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 44 (3): 541–630.

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