Titanoecidae  Lehtinen, 1967 / Nurscia  Simon, 1874   4 species

Nurscia albosignata  Simon, 1874


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

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.

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Global distribution (WSC 2024): South-eastern and eastern Europe to Central Asia
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.

Armenia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022; Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

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 (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. 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

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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