Episinus Latreille 1809 (cobweb spider)

Arachnida - Araneae - Theridiidae

Synonyms: Flegia Koch and Berendt 1854, Impulsor Petrunkevitch 1942, Malleator Petrunkevitch 1942, Mictodipoena Petrunkevitch 1958, Municeps Petrunkevitch 1942

Parent taxon: Theridiidae according to W. C. Wheeler et al. 2017

See also Dunlop et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Achaearanea, Anelosimus, Argyrodes, Ariamnes, Balticoridion, Balticpholcomma, Caudasinus, Chrosiothes, Chrysso, Clavibertus, Clya, Cornutidion, Craspedisia, Cretotheridiinae, Cymbiopholcomma, Dipoena, Dipoenata, Eoasagena, Eolyrifer, Eomysmena, Eomysmena succini, Eoteutana, Euryopis, Euryopus, Faiditus, Femurraptor, Globulidion, Hirsutipalpus, Kochiuridion, Lasaeola, Medela, Mimetidion, Nanomysmena, Nanosteatoda, Obscurpholcomma, Pholcommatinae, Phoroncidia, Platnickina, Praetereuryopis, Pronepos, Protosteatoda, Pseudoteutana, Rugapholcomma, Spinisinus, Spinitharinus, Spintharus, Steatoda, Stemmops, Styposis, Succinobertus, Succinura, Theridion, Theridium, Thyelia, Ulesanis, Unispinatoda, Vicipholcomma

Subtaxa: Episinus anapidaeque Episinus antecognatus Episinus appendix Episinus arrodens Episinus balticus Episinus brevipalpus Episinus bulla Episinus chiapasanus Episinus clunis Episinus cochlear Episinus cornutus Episinus cymbialis Episinus dimidius Episinus eskovi Episinus isopteraque Episinus latus Episinus longimanus Episinus longisoma Episinus mordellidaeque Episinus musculus Episinus mutilus Episinus nasuticymbium Episinus neglectus Episinus penneyi Episinus praecognatus Episinus pulcher Episinus tibiaseta Episinus transversus Episinus tuberosus Mictodipoena stridula Municeps minutus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Dominican Republic (1 collection)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2), Mexico (2)

• Eocene of Denmark (1), Germany (3), Lithuania (1), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (7)

Total: 19 collections including 52 occurrences

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