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Souhait
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Unknown Spider

Post by Souhait » Sun May 03, 2009 7:28 am

I found this spider roaming around the basement of the house and I am wondering what kind it is. I believe that it is part of the Gnaphosidae family of spiders, but I might be incorrect.


Edit: Hm, alright. Thanks anyways.
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Post by mcar » Thu May 07, 2009 10:36 am

That needs a lot of classification techniques as far as I am concern. We can not just easily identify what spider that was.
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Re: Unknown Spider

Post by Zach » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:08 pm

Mcar brought up that interesting point, in that many of these (if not most) one must examine these in person using various methods. With some taxa, females are not even readily identifiable and mature males are need in order to identify by the palp hooks or mating claspers.

A very interesting problem, as some of the work a friend of mine is doing on tarantula phylogenetics is finding many apparent 'cryptic' species. Some people are finding the fact unacceptable, the fact that is that many female North American tarantulas simply cannot be identified without proper locality data and/or a genetic sequence.

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Re: Unknown Spider

Post by bhawk45 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:08 am

A location on where this spider was spotted would be helpful.

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