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Species Oxyopes scalaris - Western Lynx Spider

Young Lynx? - Oxyopes scalaris Lynx Spider? - Oxyopes scalaris - female Salticidae...Platycryptus? - Oxyopes scalaris Western Lynx Spider (Oxyopes scalaris) - Oxyopes scalaris spikes - Oxyopes scalaris - female jumping spider - white markings on abdomen - Oxyopes scalaris Bird dropping lynx spider? - Oxyopes scalaris - male Spider 343A 8520 - Oxyopes scalaris
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Oxyopidae (Lynx Spiders)
Genus Oxyopes
Species scalaris (Western Lynx Spider)
Explanation of Names
Latin: "of or belonging to a flight of steps or a ladder"

These may have a thick brown line on the ventral surface of the femurs, but this is not to be confused with the 'distinct black line'.
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