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Thomisops is a genus of spiders in the Thomisidae family. It was first described in 1879 by Karsch. As of 2017 [update] , it contains 10 species from China and Africa.
The Thomisidae are a family of spiders, including about 175 genera and over 2,100 species. The common name crab spider is often linked to species in this family, but is also applied loosely to many other species of spiders. Among the Thomisidae, "crab spider" refers most often to the familiar species of "flower crab spiders", though not all members of the family are limited to ambush hunting in flowers.
Thomisops comprises the following species:
Philodromidae, also known as philodromid crab spiders and running crab spiders, is a family of araneomorph spiders first described by Tord Tamerlan Teodor Thorell in 1870. It contains over 600 species in thirty genera. Most are dull colored- brown, gray, yellowish or mottled with a leaf-like cardiac mark on the anterior dorsal abdomen, and seldom reach above 10 millimetres (0.39 in) long. None of the species build webs, but they do use silk for draglines and egg sacs.
Thomisus is a genus of crab spiders with almost 150 species described. The genus includes species that vary widely in their ecology, but the best known crab spiders are those species that people call the flower crab spiders, because they are ambush predators that feed on insects visiting flowers. The flower crab spiders are the species for which the popular name was coined, because of their crab-like motion and their way of holding their front legs in an attitude reminiscent of a crab spreading its claws as a threat.
Tibellus is a genus of slender crab spiders described by Simon in 1875, belonging to the order Araneae, family Philodromidae. Species of this genus are present in Eurasia, Africa, Americas and Australia.
Leroya is a genus of African crab spiders first described by A. S. H. Lewis & A. S. Dippenaar-Schoeman in 2014. As of April 2019 it contains only two species.
Penestomus is a genus of araneomorph spiders comprising about nine species. It is the only genus in the family Penestomidae. The genus was formerly included in the family Eresidae, but was elevated to its own family in 2010. It is now considered closer to Zodariidae.
Epidius is a genus of crab spiders in the family Thomisidae, containing ten species.
Holopelus is a genus of crab spiders in the family Thomisidae, containing seven species.
Monaeses is a genus of crab spiders in the family Thomisidae, containing twenty seven species.
Tyrotama is a genus of spiders in the Hersiliidae family. It was first described in 2005 by Foord & Dippenaar-Schoeman. As of 2017, it contains 8 African species.
Heriaeus is a genus of crab spiders first described by Eugène Simon in 1875.
Simorcus is a genus of spiders in the Thomisidae family. It was first described in 1895 by Simon. As of 2017, it contains 13 species.
Sylligma is a genus of spiders in the Thomisidae family. It was first described in 1895 by Simon. As of 2017, it contains 7 African species.
Pherecydes is a genus of African crab spiders first described by Octavius Pickard-Cambridge in 1883.
Mystaria is a genus of African crab spiders first described by Eugène Simon in 1895.
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