Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Drassyllus  Chamberlin, 1922   14 species

Drassyllus shaanxiensis  Platnick & Song, 1986

Description
Male

Prosoma oval and dark brown, black lines radiate from a short line-shaped median furrow. Chelicerae with four promarginal and three retromarginal teeth. Sternum oval, yellowish brown. Legs dark brown. Opisthosoma dark with three pairs of sigilla and five chevrons, and reddish brown anterior scutum. Palp with nonbifid terminal apophysis, triangle median apophysis, large and coiled embolus, large membranous conductor, and a sharp retrolateral tibial apophysis; cymbium with one large spine at the anterior end. Prosoma length: 2.5 mm, prosoma width: 1.9 mm.

Female

Colour and general appearance the same as in males. Abdomen dark with three pairs of sigilla and two indistinct chevrons, no scutum. Epigyne with small midpiece and wider anterior epigynal margin. Prosoma length: 2.4 mm, prosoma width: 1.8 mm.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Russia (Caucasus) to China, Korea, Japan
Figures
References

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

Ponomarev A V, Alekseev S K, Kozminykh V O, Shmatko V Y (2017a) Spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Stavropol Province, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 26: 155-173 pdf

Song D X, Zhu M S, Chen J (1999) The Spiders of China. Hebei Sci. Technol. Publ. House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp

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
30-06-2017 Datasheet update Old value
13-06-2016 Datasheet update Old value
01-12-2013 Image insert
01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value