Thanatus vulgaris Simon, 1870

Bosmans & Van Keer, 2012, On the spider species described by L. Koch in 1882 from the Balearic Islands (Araneae), Arachnologische Mitteilungen 43 (1), pp. 5-16: 11

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Thanatus vulgaris Simon, 1870


Thanatus vulgaris Simon, 1870   ( Figs 22-23 View Figs. 11 - 23 )

Philodromus vegetus L. Koch, 1882   : 645, pl. 20, fig. 22; new synonymy.

Type material

Holotype female of Philodromus vegetus   from Spain, Baleares, Mallorca, Miramare , begin May, Schaufuss leg.; not examined, unavailable in ZMB   .


Figure 22 in KOCH (1882) shows a rounded epigynal plate with some concentric circles, typical for the epigyne of the common Thanatus vulgaris   (compare Figs 22 and 23). This species has no less than eight synonyms in the Mediterranean region (LEVY 1977) and there is no doubt that Philodromus vegetus   is yet another one.




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