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Specimen Records: 10
Specimens with Sequences: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species: 2
Species With Barcodes: 2
Public Records: 2
Public Species: 1
Public BINs: 2
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Atypus

Atypus or Purse web spiders[1] is a genus of mygalomorph spiders. It occurs in Eurasia, with one species (A. affinis) reaching into North Africa, and one species (A. snetsingeri) in the USA. Only three of the described species occur in Europe: A. piceus, A. affinis and A. muralis.

Peasants in the southern Carpathian Mountains used to cut up tubes built by Atypus and cover wounds with the inner lining. It reportedly facilitated healing, and even connected with the skin. This is believed to be due to antiseptic properties of spider silk (which is made of protein).[2]

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They are three-clawed, medium to large sized spiders with eight eyes. They have six spinnerets with the median spinneret truncated. The prolateral side of the maxillae are elongated. The cephalic side of the cephalothorax is elevated. They have large chelicerae with long and thin fangs. The male sternum has marginal ridges.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Sebastin, PA & KV Peter (eds). (2009). Spiders of India. Universities Press. ISBN 978-81-7371-641-6
  2. ^ Heimer, S. (1988). Wunderbare Welt der Spinnen. Urania. p.14

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