Macrothelidae  Simon, 1892 / Macrothele  Ausserer, 1871   3 species

Macrothele cretica  Kulczyński, 1903


Bulbus of male palp simple. Embolus long, slightly curved. Prosoma middle red-brown with darker striae. Sternum oval, with 6 oval sigilla. Distal part of chelicerae with short, strong hairs. Opisthosoma pale yellow-grey. 4 Spinnerets, posterior laterals long, three-segmented, with retrolateral subsegmentation of basal segment

Body length male: 14.4 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece (Crete)
Distribution List
Greece / Crete   (no references) |||

Chatzaki M, Komnenov M (2019) Description of a new Chaetopelma (Araneae, Theraphosidae) species from Crete and a re-description of Macrothele cretica Kulczyński, 1903 (Araneae, Macrothelidae). Zootaxa 4544: 269-284 pdf

Snazell R, Allison R (1989) The genus Macrothele Ausserer (Araneae, Hexathelidae) in Europe. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 8: 65-72 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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