Diplocephalus

Diplocephalus cristatus, from Pavouci.


Belongs within: Linyphiidae.

Diplocephalus is a Holarctic genus of small spiders with the anterior part of the male carapace drawn out into a pair of prominences.

Characters (from here): Margin of carapace without teeth. Tibial spination 2-2-1-1, tibia I without ventral spines; dorsal spines on metatarsus I at more than 0.4× but less than 0.8× total length from proximal end, metatarsus I without trichobothrium. Male carapace with cephalic pits; palpal tibia with long curved apical apophysis.

<==Diplocephalus
    |--D. barbatus (Koch 1879) MKD01
    |--D. connatus Bertkau 1889 BH02
    |--D. cristatus FF99
    |--D. cuneatus JVHN90
    |--D. dentatus Tullgren 1955 RKD02
    |--D. latifrons (P.-Cambridge 1863) MKD01
    |--D. marusiki Eskov 1988 MKD01
    |--D. montanus Eskov 1988 MKD01
    |--D. permixtus (Pickard-Cambridge 1871) PG08
    |--D. picinus (Blackwall 1841) BBM02
    |--D. protuberans (Pickard-Cambridge 1875) PO08
    `--D. subrostratus (P.-Cambridge 1873) MKD01

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[BH02] Bell, J. R., A. J. Haughton, N. D. Boatman & A. Wilcox. 2002. Do incremental increases of the herbicide glyphosate have indirect consequences for spider communities? Journal of Arachnology 30 (2): 288–297.

[BBM02] Bonte, D., L. Baert & J.-P. Maelfait. 2002. Spider assemblage structure and stability in a heterogeneous coastal dune system (Belgium). Journal of Arachnology 30 (2): 331–343.

[FF99] Forster, R., & L. Forster. 1999. Spiders of New Zealand and their World-wide Kin. University of Otago Press: Dunedin (New Zealand).

[JVHN90] Jennings, D. T., W. M. Vander Haegen & A. M. Narahara. 1990. A sampling of forest-floor spiders (Araneae) by expellant, Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Maine. Journal of Arachnology 18: 173–180.

[MKD01] Marusik, Y. M., S. Koponen & S. N. Danilov. 2001. Taxonomic and faunistic notes on linyphiids of Transbaikalia and South Siberia (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 12 (2): 83–92.

[PG08] P├ętillon, J., & A. Garbutt. 2008. Success of managed realignment for the restoration of salt-marsh biodiversity: preliminary results on ground-active spiders. Journal of Arachnology 36 (2): 388–393.

[PO08] Pluess, T., I. Opatovsky, E. Gavish-Regev, Y. Lubin & M. H. Schmidt. 2008. Spiders in wheat fields and semi-desert in the Negev (Israel). Journal of Arachnology 36 (2): 368–373.

[RKD02] Relys, V., S. Koponen & D. Dapkus. 2002. Annual differences and species turnover in peat bog spider communities. Journal of Arachnology 30 (2): 416–424.

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