Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Thanatus  C. L. Koch, 1837   35 species

Thanatus coloradensis  Keyserling, 1880


Male palp with broad apical part of tegulum. Tibial apophysis bent. Epigyne with non-sclerotised copulatory opening. Prosoma light brown. Opisthosoma light brown.

Body length male: 6.0-6.4 mm
Body length female: 8.1 mm
Additional information

frequent in alpine meadows

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): North America, Europe, Turkey, Russia (Caucasus to Far East), Kazakhstan, China
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Croatia   (Grbac et al., 2019) ||| France   (no references) ||| Greece   (Buchholz, 2013) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Liechtenstein   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2017) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Akpınar, 2017a) |||

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Buchholz S (2013) Spider records from East Macedonia and Thrace (NE Greece). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 45: 45-53 pdf

Grbac I, Katušić L, Lukić M (2019) Catalogue of spiders (Araneae) deposited in the Croatian Natural History Museum. Natura Croatica 28: 185-269 pdf

Komnenov M (2017) New data on spider fauna (Araneae) of Shar Mountain, north-western Macedonia. Proceedings of the 5th Congress of the Ecologists of Macedonia, with international participation (Ohrid, 19th-22nd October 2016). Special issues of the Macedonian Ecological Society 13: 44-61 pdf

Logunov D V (1996b) A critical review of the spider genera Apollophanes O. P.-Cambridge, 1898 and Thanatus C. L. Koch, 1837 in North Asia (Araneae, Philodromidae). Revue Arachnologique 11: 133-202 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet:

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

Szita É, Samu F (2000) Taxonomical review of Thanatus species (Philodromidae, Araneae) of Hungary. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46: 155-179 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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