Spelungula cavernicola

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Gradungulidae

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Spelungula cavernicola

Spelungula cavernicola is an arthropod, or more specifically an arachnid, in the Gradungulidae family.

Spelungula cavernicola is commonly known (its common name) as the Nelson Cave Spider in English.

Spelungula cavernicola is classified as data deficient, meaning more data is needed on the species for categorization, by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

Species Authority: The species authority, or the name(s) of scientist(s) or person(s) who first described Spelungula cavernicola is Forster, 1987 (IUCN Red List).

Country Distribution: Spelungula cavernicola is found in the following countries:
    New Zealand
(IUCN Red List).

Biome(s)/Ecosystem(s): IUCN lists the following as biomes for Spelungula cavernicola: Terrestrial (IUCN Red List).


Red List Category & Criteria: Spelungula cavernicola is listed as DD    ver 2.3 (1994) (IUCN Red List).

Year Assessed: Spelungula cavernicola's status was assessed in 1996 (IUCN Red List).

Assessor: Spelungula cavernicola's Red List status was evaluated by World Conservation Monitoring Centre (IUCN Red List).

Data Sources for IUCN data: The following is a list of citations from the IUCN web site for Spelungula cavernicola:

Citations listed by IUCN

Groombridge, B. (ed.) 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

(IUCN Red List).

Links: IUCN Red List Profile for Spelungula cavernicola (IUCN Red List).

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