Tusitala

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Tusitala
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneae
Family:Salticidae
Subfamily:Hasariinae
Genus:Tusitala
Peckham & Peckham, 1902
Type species
Tusitala barbata
Peckham & Peckham, 1902
Species

see text

Diversity
9 species
 
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Tusitala
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneae
Family:Salticidae
Subfamily:Hasariinae
Genus:Tusitala
Peckham & Peckham, 1902
Type species
Tusitala barbata
Peckham & Peckham, 1902
Species

see text

Diversity
9 species

Tusitala is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). It is also a word in the Samoan language which means 'writer of stories'. Tusitala was the name used by the Samoan people for Robert Louis Stevenson, who lived the last four years of his life in Samoa and is buried on Mount Vaea.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fletcher, Charles Brunsdon (1970). Stevenson's Germany. Ayer Publishing. p. 172. ISBN 0-405-02018-X. Retrieved 8 July 2010.