Hersiliidae  Thorell, 1870 / Tama  Simon, 1882   1 species

Tama edwardsi  (Lucas, 1846)


Palp: cymbium with dense hairs, very characteristic, on the basal external part, embolus short, strongly sclerotized.


Epigyne: very simple, without sclerotized plate, reduced to a pair of openings on the epigastric furrow.

Additional information

In plant communities with Quercus ilex and Juniperus oxycedrus. Altitude 630-800 m.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Spain, Portugal, Algeria
Males in winter.
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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). 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

Rheims C A, Brescovit A D (2004) Revision and cladistic analysis of the spider family Hersiliidae (Arachnida, Araneae) with emphasis on Neotropical and Nearctic species. Insect Systematics & Evolution 35: 189-239 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf