Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Alioranus  Simon, 1926   3 species

Alioranus pastoralis  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1872)

Description
Male

Prosoma dark brown, star-shaped mark distinct, narrow dark margins. Sternum black-brown. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma uniform dark grey, long-oval. Palp: Patella approximatelly 1.5x as long as wide. Tibia dorsally with short anteriad directed apophysis, retrolaterally excised. Embolus with funnel-like structure, weakly sclerotized.

Prosoma length: 0.6 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.

Female

Colour as in male. Epigyne: Strongly pigmented, protruding. Receptacula barely visible. Light, deep groove bears lateral openings.

Prosoma length: 0.7 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.

Additional information

Under stones in a range of habitats (Chios, Greece)

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Tajikistan
Figures
References

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2018a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2017 [last updated 2 September 2018], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Russell-Smith A, Allison R, Askins M, Blumsom W, Snazell R, Spilling C (2011) A provisional checklist and gazetteer of the spiders of Chios, Greece (Arachnida: Araneae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 15: 133-167

Tanasevitch A V (1989) The linyphiid spiders of Middle Asia (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Senckenberg biol 69: 83-176

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1980b) Drei neue Linyphiidae-Genera aus Europa (Arachnida: Araneae). Senckenberg biol 61: 119-125

Updates
28-09-2016 Datasheet update Old value