International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2015, Vol. 2 Issue 4, Part B
Biodiversity of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) fauna of Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan
Muhammad Kazim, Rukhsana Perveen, Abid Zaidi, Rafiq Hussain, Nadia Fatima, Sherzad Ali
Gilgit Baltistan is located in the northeastern part of Pakistan in the northerly regions that have an autonomous status in Pakistan. Nowadays this region is known as Gilgit-Baltistan, Gilgitâ€“Baltistan formerly known as the Northern Areas is the northernmost administrative territory of Pakistan. It is an autonomous self-governing region that was established as a single administrative unit in 1970. It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan. It covers an area of 72,971 kmÂ² (28,174 sq mi). The capital of this region is Gilgit. The spider fauna of Gilgit Baltistan is insufficiently known, few reports, however, are available. In the present study 29 species from 17 families under 25 genera are being reported during February 2014 to October 2014. Salticidae were most commonly occurred species.
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Muhammad Kazim, Rukhsana Perveen, Abid Zaidi, Rafiq Hussain, Nadia Fatima, Sherzad Ali. Biodiversity of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) fauna of Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2015;2(4):77-79.