Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Oonopinus  Simon, 1893   2 species

Oonopinus angustatus  (Simon, 1882)

Description
Male

Male palp as in Oonops pulcher, but tarsus narrow and cylindrical, longer than patella and tibia together, bulb very large, pear-shaped, embolus thin, cylindrical, bearing a black style. Prosoma light reddish-brown, oblong oval, scattered with hairs quite short and strong. Ocular area almost as wide as the front of Prosoma. Sternum and labium scattered with obtuse hairs. Eyes large and subequal, ringed with black, medians sub-contiguous, oblong, laterals sub-contiguous, oval, ALE a little larger than posteriors, nearly contiguous to the medians, PLE markedly distant from the medians. Clypeus more narrow than the diameter of anterior eyes. Legs not long, light brownish, femur distinctly tinted in red, femur strong and flat, legs without spines but with dense strong obtuse hairs, particularly on anterior tibia and metatarsus. Opisthosoma oblong oval, mat white, scattered with strong hairs.

Body length male: 1.8 mm
Female

Tarsus of female palp scattered with dense obtuse hairs. Prosoma light reddish-brown, oblong oval, scattered with hairs quite short and strong. Ocular area almost as wide as the front of Prosoma. Sternum and labium scattered with obtuse hairs. Eyes large and subequal, ringed with black, medians sub-contiguous, oblong, laterals sub-contiguous, oval, ALE a little larger than posteriors, nearly contiguous to the medians, PLE markedly distant from the medians. Clypeus more narrow than the diameter of anterior eyes. Legs not long, light brownish, femur distinctly tinted in red, femur strong and flat, legs without spines but with dense strong obtuse hairs, particularly on anterior tibia and metatarsus. Opisthosoma oblong oval, mat white, scattered with strong hairs.

Body length female: 1.8 mm
Additional information

In beech forests, holm oak forests, pine forests, among litter, also on road sides, on plane tree trunks, on beach, in sea shells.


No illustrations for females available.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain, France (incl. Corsica), Algeria
Females probably all the year, males in autumn.
Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Saaristo M I, Marusik Y M (2009) A new genus and species of oonopid spider (Araneae, Oonopidae) from Ukraine. ZooKeys 24: 63-74 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf