Palpimanidae  Thorell, 1869 / Palpimanus  Dufour, 1820   10 species

Palpimanus sogdianus  Charitonov, 1946


Colouration as in female

Body length male: 4.4-5.0 mm

Prosoma reddish-brown, cephalic region raised. Sternum, labium, maxillae and leg I reddish brown. Legs II-IV light brown. Opisthosoma yellowish with numerous small sclerotised dots. Anterior epigastric area and part of the area above the pedicel with Scutum.

Body length female: 5.6-5.8 mm
  No data
Distribution comment: Turkey; Georgia (Seropian et al., 2023b) and Azerbaijan: misidentifications per Fomichev et al. (2023)
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Uzbekistan
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Azerbaijan  Removed (Otto, 2022; Fomichev et al., 2023) ||| Turkey (Asia)  Removed (Danışman et al., 2024; Fomichev et al., 2023) |||

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2024) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], online at pdf

Fomichev A A, Marusik Y M, Zonstein S (2023) New and poorly known species of Palpimanus Dufour, 1820 (Araneae, Palpimanidae) from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Zootaxa 5339: 256-272 pdf

Marusik Y M, Guseinov E F (2003) Spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Azerbaijan. 1. New family and genus records. Arthropoda Selecta 12: 29-46 pdf

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

Seropian A, Bulbulashvili N, Otto S, Krammer H-J, Kachlishvili N, Datunashvili A (2023b) Picking pearls from the Silk Road: insights into the spider (Arachnida, Araneae) diversity in Georgia from the Caucasus barcode of life project. Part II. Caucasiana 2: 231-297 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

30-08-2023 Distribution update Detail