Linyphiidae: Mecopisthes

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Eye region strongly bulged

Mecopisthes latinus Millidge, 1978

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male Pedipalp
(Millidge 1978)
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male Part of embolus
(Millidge 1978)
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male Tibial apophysis
(Millidge 1978)
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male Prosoma, lateral view
(Millidge 1978)
- Different

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Tibial apophysis long, claw-shaped; opisthosoma with two pairs of sigilla

Mecopisthes alter Thaler, 1991

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male Tibial apophysis, dorsal view
(Thaler 1991a)
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male Prosoma, lateral view
(Thaler 1991a)
- Tibial apophysis different

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Prosoma saddle-like indented; pedipalp with long, bent embolus and dagger-shaped supporting lamella pointing basally

Mecopisthes silus (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)

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male Pedipalp
(Wiehle 1960a)
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male Pedipalp
(Miller 1966)
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male Part of embolus
(Millidge 1978)
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male Tibial apophysis
(Wiehle 1960a)
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male Prosoma, dorsal view
(Miller 1966)
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male Prosoma, lateral view
(Millidge 1978)
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Prosoma not saddle-like indented; pedipalp with longer and stouter supporting lamella pointing more laterally

Mecopisthes peusi Wunderlich, 1972

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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1987)
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male Pedipalp
(Millidge 1978)
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male Part of embolus, frontal view
(Millidge 1978)
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male Prosoma, lateral view
(Wunderlich 1972a)
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male Prosoma, lateral view
(Roberts 1987)
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Epigyne with small round opening; opisthosoma dorsally covered with orange-brown scutum

Mecopisthes latinus Millidge, 1978

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female Epigyne
(Millidge 1978)
- Epigyne different

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Epigyne as fig.

Mecopisthes peusi Wunderlich, 1972

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female Epigyne
(Miller & Svaton 1978)
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female Epigyne
(Millidge 1978)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1987)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1987)
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female Vulva
(Heimer 1978)
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female Vulva
(Miller & Svaton 1978)
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Prosoma, lateral view
(Miller & Svaton 1978)
- Epigyne different

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Epigyne as fig.

Mecopisthes silus (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)

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female Epigyne
(Millidge 1978)
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female Vulva
(Miller 1966)
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female Vulva
(Wiehle 1960a)
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Epigyne as fig.; opisthosoma with two pairs of sigilla

Mecopisthes alter Thaler, 1991

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female Epigyne, aboral view
(Thaler 1991a)
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female Epigyne/vulva, ventral view
(Thaler 1991a)
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1. Mecopisthes crassirostris (Simon, 1884)

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male Pedipalp, prolateral view
(Bosmans et al. 2010)
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male Embolic division, antero-ventral view
(Bosmans et al. 2010)
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male Palpal tibia
(Simon 1926)
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male Palpal tibia, dorsal view
(Bosmans et al. 2010)
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male Prosoma, lateral view
(Bosmans et al. 2010)
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male Prosoma, dorsal view
(Bosmans et al. 2010)
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male Eyes, dorsal view
(Simon 1926)
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female Epigyne, ventral view
(Bosmans et al. 2010)
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female Vulva, ventral view
(Bosmans et al. 2010)

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2. Mecopisthes millidgei Wunderlich, 1995

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male Pedipalp, retrolateral view
(Wunderlich 1995a)
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male Bulbus
(Wunderlich 1995a)
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male Palpal tibia, dorsal view
(Wunderlich 1995a)
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male Prosoma, lateral view
(Wunderlich 1995a)
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male Eyes, dorsal view
(Wunderlich 1995a)

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3. Mecopisthes nasutus Wunderlich, 1995

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male Pedipalp, dorsal view
(Wunderlich 1995c)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Wunderlich 1995c)
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male Pedipalp, prolateral view
(Wunderlich 1995c)
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male Pedipalp, retrolateral view
(Bosmans et al. 2013)
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male Apical part of bulbus
(Wunderlich 1995c)
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male Embolic division, ventral view
(Bosmans et al. 2013)
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male Palpal tibia, dorsal view
(Bosmans et al. 2013)
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male Prosoma, lateral view
(Wunderlich 1995c)
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male Prosoma, lateral view
(Bosmans et al. 2013)
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male Prosoma, dorsal view
(Bosmans et al. 2013)
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male Eyes, dorsal view
(Wunderlich 1995c)
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female Epigyne
(Wunderlich 1995c)
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female Epigyne, ventral view
(Bosmans et al. 2013)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Wunderlich 1995c)
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female Vulva, ventral view
(Bosmans et al. 2013)

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4. Mecopisthes nicaeensis (Simon, 1884)

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male Pedipalp, retrolateral view
(Barrientos et al. 2014a)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Barrientos et al. 2014a)
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male Pedipalp, prolateral view
(Barrientos et al. 2014a)
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male Palpal tibia
(Simon 1926)
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male Prosoma, lateral view
(Simon 1926)
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male Prosoma, lateral view
(Barrientos et al. 2014a)
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male Prosoma, frontal view
(Barrientos et al. 2014a)
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female Epigyne, ventral view
(Barrientos et al. 2015b)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Barrientos et al. 2015b)

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5. Mecopisthes peuceticus Caporiacco, 1951

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male Pedipalp and prosoma, dorsal view
(Caporiacco 1951)
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male Pedipalp
(Caporiacco 1951)
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male Pedipalp, lateral view
(Caporiacco 1951)
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female Epigyne
(Caporiacco 1951)

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6. Mecopisthes pictonicus Denis, 1950

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female Epigyne, ventral view
(Denis 1950c)
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female Prosoma, lateral view
(Denis 1950c)

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7. Mecopisthes pumilio Wunderlich, 2008

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male Pedipalp, retroapical view
(Wunderlich 2008d)
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male Embolic division, frontal view
(Hänggi 1990)
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male Palpal tibia, dorsal view
(Wunderlich 2008d)
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male Prosoma, lateral view
(Wunderlich 2008d)
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male Prosoma, dorsal view
(Wunderlich 2008d)
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male Prosoma, lateral view
(Hänggi 1990)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Wunderlich 2008d)
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female Vulva
(Hänggi 1990)