Phyxelididae  Lehtinen, 1967 / Phyxelida  Simon, 1894   1 species

Phyxelida anatolica  Griswold, 1990


Colouration as in females.

Body length male: 5.5 mm

Prosoma, legs and sternum pale yellow-brown. Chelicerae dark brown. Opisthosoma greyish.

Body length female: 8.0 mm
Additional information

Troglophile species (Mammola et al., 2022)

  No data
Distribution comment: The record from Greece (Naumova et al., 2016a) is unclear, because the locality number belongs to Bulgaria, but on the map it is on a Greek island.
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Cyprus, Turkey, Israel
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece  Removed (Naumova et al., 2016a; Chatzaki, unpupl.; Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2023b) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

Chatzaki M (unpupl.) .

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2023b) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2023 [last updated 17 July 2023], online at pdf

Mammola S, Pavlek M, Huber B A, Ballarin F, Tolve M, Čupić I, Hesselberg T, Lunghi E, Mouron S, Graco-Roza C, Cardoso P (2022) A trait database and updated checklist for European subterranean spiders. Scientific Data 9(236): 1-13 pdf

Naumova M V, Lazarov S, Petrov B, Deltshev C (2016a) New faunistic data on the cave-dwelling spiders in the Balkan Peninsula (Araneae). Ecologia Montenegrina 7: 425-438 pdf

Thaler K, Knoflach B (1998a) Phyxelida anatolica Griswold, new to Cyprus (Arachnida Araneae: Amaurobiidae, Phyxelidinae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 36-40 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

09-12-2022 Distribution update Detail
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