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Diversity and Distribution of Indian Primitive Spiders (Araneae: Opisthothelae: Mygalomorphae) in Different State Inculding an Annotated Checklist

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Annotated checklist of Mygalomorphae so far recorded from different states and union territories of India reveal that a total of 111 species under 32 genera belonging eight families are distributed over 17 states and two union territories. The review cleared that diversity of the primitive spider fauna is maximum in Tamil Nadu followed by Kerala, West Bengal and Karnataka and they are distributed maximally along the coastal states excepting Karnataka. Western Ghats Biodiversity hotspot is the house of the fauna. There is nearly 72 % local endemism.
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  • Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Kozkhikore - 673006, India,
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