Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Peponocranium  Simon, 1884   4 species

Peponocranium praeceps  Miller, 1943


Palp: tibial apophysis erect, tip almost rectangularly bent anteriad. Patella distinctly longer than tibia, ectally with characteristic group of 5 short bristles. Cymbium with short keel, paracymbium small, its end part bent up hook-like. Bulb with complicated, lamellous end part, embolus long, spiralized.

Body length male: 1.3-1.8 mm

Epigyne: whitish trapezoidal median plate, which continues under the slightly posteriad diverging, slightly bent ad indistinct margins of the median field. Visible, uncovered part of median plate distally as wide as high.

Body length female: 1.8-2.3 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): France, Germany to Russia (Europe), Finland
Distribution List
Czechia   (no references) ||| Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| France   (Jacquet & Oger, 2021) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

Jacquet C, Oger P (2021) Peponocranium praeceps Miller, 1943 et Porrhomma montanum Jackson, 1913, deux espèces nouvelles pour la faune de France (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Revue Arachnologique (2) 8: 12-17 pdf

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at pdf

Miller F (1971) Pavouci-Araneida. Klíč zvířeny ČSSR 4: 51-306 pdf

Palmgren P (1976) Die Spinnenfauna Finnlands und Ostfennoskandiens VII. Linyphiidae 2 (Micryphantinae, mit Ausnahme der Linyphiindae-ähnlichen). Fauna Fennica 29: 1-126 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

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

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