Philodromidae: Philodromus Walckenaer, 1826

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Metatarsus I with 2 pairs of ventral spines (of which the second is situated in the middle of the segment or more basally), posterior median eyes closer to posterior lateral eyes than to anterior lateral eyes or equidistant

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Metatarsus I with at least one proapical spine, posterior median eyes closer to anterior lateral eyes than to posterior lateral eyes

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Leg III longer than legs I and IV (in P. margaritatus males leg I slightly longer than III), cymbium flat and disc-like, receptacula voluminous without copulatory ducts

margaritatus- and poecilus-groups

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Not so

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Tibia I with 5 pairs of ventral spines (including apicals), cymbium flat and disc-like, vulva with coiled copulatory ducts

Philodromus dispar Walckenaer, 1826

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Tibia I with 3-4 pairs of ventral spines, cymbium and copulatory ducts different

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Metatarsi without dorsal spines, basal embolus usually swollen, glandular heads connected to receptacula by long ducts

pulchellus-group

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Metatarsi with a dorsal spine at position of basal pair of ventral/lateral spines, copulatory organs different

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Eyes situated on white tubercles, colour of body and legs pale yellowish

rufus-group

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Eyes not situated on white tubercles, colour of body and legs brownish

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Metatarsi with two pairs of ventral spines (no apicals), sperm duct loop opens posterio-retrolaterad, median septum of epigyne U-shaped

Philodromus emarginatus (Schrank, 1803)

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Metatarsi with three pairs of ventral spines (including apicals), sperm duct loop opens prolaterad, median septum of epigyne not U-shaped

aureolus-group

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Further taxa

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1. Philodromus bonneti Karol, 1968

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2. Philodromus catagraphus Simon, 1870

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3. Philodromus emarginatus lusitanicus Kulczyński, 1911

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4. Philodromus hadzii Silhavy, 1944

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5. Philodromus juvencus Kulczyński, 1895

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6. Philodromus pelagonus Silhavy, 1944

world7. Philodromus cammarus Rossi, 1846
world8. Philodromus dilutus Thorell, 1875