Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Talanites  Simon, 1893   10 species

Talanites dunini  Platnick & Ovtsharenko, 1991


Tibial apophysis short, directed retrolaterally. Embolus blade-shaped.

Body length male: 4.4 mm

Epigyne with pocket-like lateral ridges and short, flattened, triangular anterior hood. Spermathecae triangular.

Body length female: 5.9 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Caucasus (Russia, Azerbaijan), Cyprus, Israel, Iran, Turkmenistan
 male  female
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022; Platnick & Ovtsharenko, 1991) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Platnick N I, Ovtsharenko V I (1991) On Eurasian and American Talanites (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). Journal of Arachnology 19: 115-121 pdf

Ponomarev A V, Aliev M A, Khabiev G N, Shmatko V Y (2019a) New data on the spider fauna (Aranei) of Dagestan, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 28: 309-334 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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