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The species, Oxyopes nilgiricus Sherriffs, 1955 was overlooked and left out from the Indian checklists beginning from Tikader (1987), Siliwal, Molur & Biswas (2005), Sebastian & Peter (2009) to Keswani, Hadole & Rajoria (2012). It is astounding that a species bearing in its name, its origin, to have been missing from the lists for about 63 years.
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