Family Philodromidae

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Leg II strongly elongated (at least 1.4 times as long as leg I), anterior median eyes distinctly enlarged, patella of male palp with apophysis

Halodromus

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Muster 2009b)
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female Prosoma, frontal view
(Muster 2009b)
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Not so

  2  

2
(1)

Posterior median eyes closer to posterior lateral eyes  than to each other, tarsi and metatarsi without dense scopula in males (except for Philodromus histrio-group = genus Rhysodromus)

Philodromus

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Ocular area
(Bellmann 1997)
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Habitus
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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Habitus
(Roberts 1995)
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Posterior median eyes closer to each other than to posterior lateral eyes or equidistant, tarsi and metatarsi with dense scopula in both sexes

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Tarsus
(Muster unpubl.)
3
(2)

Opisthosoma strongly elongated (> 1.8 times longer than wide), without dark lanceolate mark

Tibellus

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Ocular area
(Bellmann 1997)
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Habitus
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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Habitus
(Roberts 1995)
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Opisthosoma < 1.8 times longer than wide, in distal third usually with dark lanceolate mark

 

Thanatus

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Ocular area
(Bellmann 1997)
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Habitus
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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Habitus
(Roberts 1995)
This key has kindly been provided by Christoph Muster.
Further genera

1Pulchellodromus
2Rhysodromus