Philodromidae  Thorell, 1869 / Rhysodromus  Schick, 1965   10 species

Rhysodromus xinjiangensis  (Tang & Song, 1987)


Retrolateral tibial apophysis triangular, with pointed tip. Embolus poorly marked. Prosoma reddish brown, with pattern of whitish and brown stripes. Opisthosoma whitish or beige, with dark brown and greyish brown pattern.

Body length male: 3.0-3.8 mm

Median septum of epigyne as long as wide. Epigynal atrium poorly marked and hardly visible. Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 4.38-4.55 mm
Additional information

In shrubby stony desert.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Russia (Europe), Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, China
 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   (Otto, 2022; Logunov & Huseynov, 2008) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev, 2022) |||

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

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

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

Song D X, Zhu M S, Chen J (1999) The spiders of China. Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp. pdf

Szita É, Logunov D (2008) A review of the histrio group of the spider genus Philodromus Walckenaer, 1826 (Araneae, Philodromidae) of the eastern Palaearctic region. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 54: 23-73 pdf

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

12-03-2024 Distribution update Detail
26-11-2013 Image insert
26-11-2013 Datasheet update Detail