Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Thanatus  C. L. Koch, 1837   34 species

Thanatus meronensis  Levy, 1977

Description
Male

Prosoma brown to reddish brown with wide, pale median area dorsally. Opisthosoma pale brown with distinct dark median lanceolate mark. Legs uniformly brownish yellow. Palp: Tibia with low, broad, retrolateral apophysis extending mesally to middle of tibia, upper edge of apophysis folds on itself, splitting distally into two pointed spines. Tegulum thick. Embolus thin and slightly curved.

Prosoma length: 1.5 mm, prosoma width: 1.5 mm.

Female

Colouration as in male. Epigyne: Relatively large. Median septum wide, opaque, almost parallel sided. Internal spermathecal organs visible through wide openings. Spermathecae large, close together, with reticulated surface.

Prosoma length: 1.9 mm, prosoma width: 1.9 mm.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: The record from Azerbaijan is based on a misidentification.
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Israel
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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)

Logunov D V, Huseynov E F (2008) A faunistic review of the spider family Philodromidae (Aranei) of Azerbaijan. Arthropoda Selecta 17: 117-131

Otto S (2019) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 10.2019. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
28-09-2016 Datasheet update Old value
12-11-2013 Image insert