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Species Gnaphosa muscorum

Gnaphosid? - Gnaphosa muscorum Gnaphosid? - Gnaphosa muscorum - female Adult Male - Gnaphosa muscorum - male Adult Male - Gnaphosa muscorum - male large ground spider, MT #6 - Gnaphosa muscorum - female large ground spider - Gnaphosa muscorum - female Ground Spider - Gnaphosa muscorum - female spider - Gnaphosa muscorum - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Gnaphosidae (Ground Spiders)
Genus Gnaphosa
Species muscorum (Gnaphosa muscorum)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: L. Koch. Year first published: 1866.

Muscorum means "of the mosses" (genitive plural of Latin muscus, moss, not to be confused with musca, fly) ~ Rod Crawford
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Range
Holarctic; in North America it occurs across the continent south to NM and WV. ~ Rod Crawford