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Genus Syspira

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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 Syspira
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Numbers
Genus needs a revision; there could be only 3 species in North America, but the WSC lists 4 (published literature is outdated).
Size
Can reach up to 18mm in body length.
Range
analytica - Baja California to New Mexico (according to this NMSU website)
eclectica (longipes) - southwestern United States
pallida (might actually be a Zorocrates sp.; see remarks below) - southwestern United States; Nathan Banks' type species was found in Mesilla Park, New Mexico.
tigrina (synthetica) - southwestern United States
Habitat
Desert areas.
Season
Mature adults usually found in spring and summer.
Remarks
According to aces.nmsu.edu - Syspira longipes Simon (= S. eclectica Chamberlin) and Syspira tigrina Simon (= S. synthetica Chamberlin), but they are all listed as separate species on the World Spider Catalog. A revision of the genus is probably due.

According to Dr. W.J. Gertsch (pers. comm. to Jack Olmstead), Syspira pallida Banks is actually a Zorocrates (Zorocratidae). (Olmstead, 1975, unpublished thesis)
Print References
[For Syspira pallida] Banks, Nathan, 1904a. New genera and species of Nearctic spiders. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 12: 109-119. (available online at the Biodiversity Heritage Library; link takes you to specific page on S. pallida)

[unpublished thesis] Olmstead, Jack V., 1975. A revision of the spider genus Syspira. ~89 pages. (CSU Long Beach has a copy in their library or you need to contact Jack Olmstead himself or someone who has a copy in order to obtain this; it's not for sale anywhere)