Nesticus Thorell, 1869,

Liu, Jie & Li, Shuqiang, 2013, New cave-dwelling spiders of the family Nesticidae (Arachnida, Araneae) from China, Zootaxa 3613 (6), pp. 501-547: 537

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3613.6.1

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Nesticus Thorell, 1869
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Genus Nesticus Thorell, 1869 

Diagnosis: Nesticus  is similar to Aituaria Esyunin & Efimik, 1998  and Carpathonesticus Lehtinen & Saaristo, 1980  , but can be distinguished from Aituaria  by the following characters: 1, the embolus long, thin, without modified apex, but the embolus wide, with modified apex in Aituaria  ; 2, the paracymbium distally entire in Nesticus  , but more pointed in Aituaria  ; 3, epigynal plate wide posteriorly in Nesticus  , but wide anteriorly in Aituaria  . It can be distinguished from Carpathonesticus  by the following characters: 1, the embolus long in Nesticus  , but short in Carpathonesticus  ; 2, the median apopysis moderately long in Nesticus  , but compact in Carpathonesticus  ; 3, the paracymbium distally entire in Nesticus  , but paracymbium with a simple, pointed tip in Carpathonesticus  ; 4, epigynal plate wide posteriorly in Nesticus  , but wide anteriorly in Carpathonesticus  (Le Peru 2011, Esyunin & Efimik 1998).

Distribution: Afghanistan, Argentina, Austria, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Cuba, Greece, Guyana, Hispaniola, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Tanzania, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela (Platnick 2012).