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Genus Teminius

Strange amaurobioid - dorsal - Teminius affinis - female Strange amaurobioid - eyes - Teminius affinis - female Strange amaurobioid - mouthparts - Teminius affinis - female Strange amaurobioid - leg 3 tarsus - 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
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Transferred to family Miturgidae from Clubionidae by Lehtinen 1967.
Explanation of Names
Keyserling, 1887
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)
Numbers
2 species in BugGuide's range (North America north of Mexico).
Size
15mm or less in body length (males typically smaller than females).
Range
T. affinis: Oklahoma, Texas, & Louisiana.(2)
T. insularis: Florida, at least the Greater Antilles (Cuba to the Virgin Islands), and most of tropical South America.(2)
See Also
Similar in general appearance to members of family Clubionidae.
Internet References
Image of a female Teminius insularis: http://ecoregistros.com.ar/site/imagen.php?id=11473
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.A review of the spider genus Teminius (Araneae, Miturgidae)
Norman Platnick & Mohammad Shadab. 1989. American Museum Novitates 2963: 1-12.