Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Palliduphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevtich, 2001   62 species

Palliduphantes byzantinus  (Fage, 1931)

Description
Male

Prosoma length: 0.75 mm, prosoma width: 0.60 mm.

Body length male: 1.67-2.01 mm
Female

Prosoma reddish yellow, sternum darker. Opisthosoma greyish, dorsum with some darker transverse stripes.

Body length female: 2.37-2.5 mm
Additional information

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Greece, Turkey
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Italy   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 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, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

Brignoli P M (1979b) Ragni di Grecia XI. Specie nuove o interessanti, cavernicole ed epigee. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86: 181-202 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Deltshev C (1980) A contribution to the taxonomical study of pallidus group of genus Lepthyphantes Menge (Araneae, Linyphiidae) in Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 16: 44-56 pdf

IJland S, Helsdingen P J van (2016) On some spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Basilicata and Calabria, Italy. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 36: 25-44 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 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
10-01-2017 Distribution update Detail
22-10-2013 Image insert