Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Gnaphosa  Latreille, 1804   66 species

Gnaphosa saurica  Ovtsharenko, Platnick & Song, 1992


Embolus narrow, bearing double-headed tubercle. Bulbus with narrow median apophysis. Retrolateral tibial apophysis with parallel lateral margins. Epigyne with narrow hood and wide median part

Body length male: 6.6-8.7 mm
Body length female: 6.6-8.7 mm
Additional information

N.B. After Levy (1995) figures of female in Ovtsharenko et al. (1992) show Gnaphosa dolosa (= Gnaphosa barroisi)

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Ukraine, Caucasus, Iran, Russia (Europe) to Central Asia

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01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value