Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Troglohyphantes  Joseph, 1881   126 species

Troglohyphantes novicordis  Thaler, 1978


Male palp with strongly developed, sickle-shaped dorsal branch of lamina. Epigyne with narrowly stalked basal part of scapus, distal part truncated.

Body length male: 2.2 mm
Body length female: 2.6-3.1 mm
Additional information

found in a cave in Styria

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Frequency: Very rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Austria
 male  female

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Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

Thaler K (1978c) Troglohyphantes novicordis n.sp. aus der Steiermark, Österreich (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Senckenberg biol 59: 289-296

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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