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Species Teminius affinis

Strange amaurobioid - eyes - Teminius affinis - female Strange amaurobioid - mouthparts - Teminius affinis - female Strange amaurobioid - ventral spinnerets - Teminius affinis - female Strange amaurobioid - leg 3 ventral scopulae - Teminius affinis - female Strange amaurobioid - leg 4 claw tuft - Teminius affinis - female Strange amaurobioid - leg 3 ventral claw - Teminius affinis - female Strange amaurobioid - ventral epigynum - Teminius affinis - female Strange amaurobioid - dorsal epigynum - Teminius affinis - 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 Miturgidae (Prowling Spiders)
Genus Teminius
Species affinis (Teminius affinis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syrisca affinis
Syrisca nebulosa
Explanation of Names
Banks, 1897
The meaning of the name Teminius in unknown; the author gave no hint about the origin of the name and it doesn't seem to correspond exactly to any Greek or Latin word or proper name.(1)
The species name affinis is Latin for "allied, related, kin."(2)
Size
Body length ~13mm or less(3), though our voucher female was 15mm(4). Body length of male reported to be as small as 4.5mm(5) or much larger (large and small individuals of both sexes have been collected together(6)).
Identification
Page created based on this female voucher specimen submitted by Joe Lapp:
Full body habitus, eye arrangement:

Epigynum (ventral, dorsal):
Range
Oklahoma, Texas, & Louisiana.(6)
See Also
Similar in general appearance to some members of family Clubionidae.
Works Cited
1.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.
2.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
3.Descriptions of new spiders
Nathan Banks. 1897. The Canadian Entomologist 29: 193-197.
4.Strange amaurobioid - dorsal
5.Report on a collection of spiders from Mexico. 3.
Willis J. Gertsch & L. Irby Davis. 1940. American Museum Novitates 1069: 1-22.
6.A review of the spider genus Teminius (Araneae, Miturgidae)
Norman Platnick & Mohammad Shadab. 1989. American Museum Novitates 2963: 1-12.