Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Typhochrestus  Simon, 1884   19 species

Typhochrestus bifurcatus  Simon, 1884


Prosoma yellowish-orange, triangular spot before the fovea, margin greyish, sulci darkened. Legs and sternum yellowish orange, sternum suffused with grey. Opisthosoma grey to dark grey. Palp: sharp, laterally directed median tooth on the tibia, well-developed, nearly straight embolar apophysis.

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


Colour as in male. Vulva with strongly developed, narrow entrance ducts. Posteromedian plate triangular, anchoring cavity long and rounded.

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

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Spain, Algeria

Bosmans R, Abrous O (1990) The genus Typhochrestus Simon 1884 in North Africa (Araneae: Linyphiidae: Erigoninae). Studies on North African Linyphiidae V. Bull Inst R Sci nat Belg 60: 19-37

Bosmans R, Jocqué R (1993) Five Linyphiidae new to Europe, with description of Pelecopsis pooti sp. n. (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Belg J Zool 123: 129-134

Bosmans R, Oger P (2014) Typhochrestus pekkai sp.n., a new erigonid spider from Corsica (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Arthropoda Selecta 23: 107-109

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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