Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Troglohyphantes  Joseph, 1881   126 species

Troglohyphantes tauriscus  Thaler, 1982


Palp male: tibia two times wider than long. Cymbium with low dorsal process. Chelicerae with narrowly positioned stridulatory ridges.

Body length male: 2.3 mm
Body length female: 2.8 mm
Additional information

in caves and under blocky debris on timberline, 1900 m

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Austria
 male  female

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

Thaler K (1982b) Zwei weitere Deckennetzspinnen der Ostalpen: Troglohyphantes tauriscus n. sp. und T. juris n. sp. (Arachnida: Aranei, Linyphiidae). Archs Sci Genève 35: 161-172

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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