Miturgidae  Simon, 1886 / Prochora  Simon, 1885   1 species

Prochora lycosiformis  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Body and legs medium brown, prosoma cuticula finely furrowed, eye field narrow, posterior median eye lenses circular, clypeus short, labium free, about as long as wide, gnathocoxal depression absent, fangs long, basal cheliceral articles large, anterior cheliceral margin with 3 teeth, posterior margin with 2 teeth, leg bristles numerous but absent on patellae, tibia I-II with 2 ventral pairs (thin in females) and short apical bristles, tarsal and metatarsal scopulae dense and undivided, dense claw tufts with thin hairs, tarsal trichobothria in 2 irregular rows, apical article  of posterior spinnerets about as long as the basal article, colulus strongly reduced or even absent, replaced by several long hairs, retrolateral tibial apophysis of the male palp bifurcate, bulbus with complex structures, the embolus describes a wide loop in a counterclockwise position of the right pedipalpus and reaches the tibia, epigyne as figure

Body length male: 7.9 mm
Body length female: 9.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Algeria, Italy (mainland, Sicily), Israel, Iran
Distribution List
Algeria   (Boucherit et al., 2020) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Boucherit S, Bouragba N, Douaoui A, Bosmans R (2020) Araignées de la plaine alluviale du Haut-Chéliff (Algérie), avec la citation de quelques espèces nouvelles ou rares pour l’Algérie (Araneae: Gnaphosidae, Miturgidae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 35: 60-70 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (2011b) On European spiders of the nominal families Liocranidae, Miturgidae and Zoridae (Araneae), with descriptions of new taxa. Beiträge zur Araneologie 6: 108-120 pdf

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