Philodromidae  Thorell, 1870 / Thanatus  C. L. Koch, 1837   35 species

Thanatus oblongiusculus  (Lucas, 1846)

Description
Male

Palp: tegular apophysis swollen membranous (arrow). Prosoma yellow, with sparse small dark spots, prosoma length: 1.50 mm, prosoma width: 1.43 mm. Sternum yellow. Legs yellow, with small dark spots. Opisthosoma white, dorsum anteriorly with a grey lanceolate spot and numerous dark spots.

Female

Prosoma length: 2.15 mm, prosoma width: 2.13 mm. Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 8.1 mm
Additional information

In Switzerland in steppe meadows, 500-600 m, ranging to south side of Alps in the north

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Southern Europe, Turkey, North Africa, Ukraine, Russia (Europe) to Central Asia, Iran, China
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Esyunin S L, Efimik V E (1995) Remarks on the Ural spider fauna, 4. New records of spider species (excluding Linyphiidae) from the Urals (Arachnida Aranei). Arthropoda Selecta 4(1): 71-91 pdf

Kulczyński W (1899) Arachnoidea opera Rev E Schmitz collecta in insulis Maderianis et in insulis Selvages dictis. Rozprawy i Sprawozdania z Posiedzen Wydzialu Matematyczno Przyrodniczego Akademji Umiejetnosci, Krakow 36: 320-461 pdf

Logunov D V (1996b) A critical review of the spider genera Apollophanes O. P.-Cambridge, 1898 and Thanatus C. L. Koch, 1837 in North Asia (Araneae, Philodromidae). Revue Arachnologique 11: 133-202 pdf

Maurer R, Walter J E (1984) Für die Schweiz neue und bemerkenswerte Spinnen (Araneae) II. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 57: 65-73 pdf

Noflatscher M-T (1993) Beiträge zur Spinnenfauna Südtirols - IV: Epigäische Spinnen am Vinschgauer Sonnenberg. Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 80: 273-294 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Ponomarev A V, Khnykin A S (2013) Spiders (Aranei) of Volgograd sity and its environs. The South of Russia: ecology, development 4: 109-136 pdf

Simon E (1932) Les arachnides de France 6 (4). Paris (Roret): 773-978 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
24-09-2015 Distribution update Detail
06-05-2014 Image insert
01-12-2013 Distribution update Detail
05-11-2013 Datasheet update Detail
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