Response to spiders of Odisha: a preliminary checklist additions to the spider checklist of Odisha

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John T.D. Caleb


Choudhury et al. (2018) presented a preliminary list of 248 spider species known to occur from Odisha State based on the compilation of all published literature and fresh collections carried out during 2016-17. This is the most recent paper providing an overall view of the spider diversity known in the state. However, the presented checklist seems to be incomplete, since not all species have been identified up to the species level. Several species, as many as 77 morphospecies, were identified up to the genus level only. Furthermore, it has also missed out on recording several species described from Odisha state itself.

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