Titanoecidae  Lehtinen, 1967 / Nurscia  Simon, 1874   3 species

Nurscia albosignata  Simon, 1874

Description
Male

Prosoma and opisthosoma black. Palps conspicuously long, massive and strong, black with long hairs. Patella spoon-shaped, thick. Tibia 5x longer than thick and bent saber-like.

prosoma length: 4-5 mm, prosoma width: 3.0-3.6 mm.

Body length male: 9 mm
Female

Prosoma black. Opisthosoma almost black or black-brown, dorsally 5 pairs of white or yellow spots, with short, black hairs. Opisthosoma ventrally black-brown. Spinnerets black. Epigyne slightly wider than long. Median chitinous bar, which is slightly widened posteriorly and sharply protruding. Laterally of this bar are two large, deep openings. Receptacula with simple, short ducts.

prosoma length: 4.0-4.8 mm, prosoma width: 3.0-3.5 mm.

Body length female: 10 mm
Additional information

Prefers sunny and sandy slopes. Under stones or in ground cavities.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): South-eastern and eastern Europe to Central Asia
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Distribution List
Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

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

Lehtinen P T (1967) Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha. Annales Zoologici Fennici 4: 199-468 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App 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

Updates
10-05-2016 Datasheet update Detail
01-12-2013 Distribution update Detail