Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Drassyllus  Chamberlin, 1922   17 species

Drassyllus shaanxiensis  Platnick & Song, 1986


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.


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.

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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Russia (Caucasus) to China, Korea, Japan
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.

Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) |||

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

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 Science and Technology Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp. pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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