Insect and Bug ID forum: can someone identify this spider?

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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Sep 14, 2014 10:01 PM CST
I noticed this spider late morning outside in a plastic bin. It is an inch and a half in diameter counting legs.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Sep 15, 2014 4:57 AM CST
There's far too many spiders to say which species it is for sure, you would often need a specimen to determine it by shape of the 'palps' in a male which this is, or the 'epigynum' of the female unless it has unique features.

http://www.mnh.si.edu/highlight/sem/spiders.html

It could be in the Family Amaurobiidae ..

http://bugguide.net/node/view/79570/bgpage
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
Permaculture Composter Canning and food preservation Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Toni
Sep 16, 2014 1:28 PM CST
Thank you Janet super slueth I tip my hat to you. Group hug
I was trying to research this on my own and just got overwhelmed. So those aren't "eyes" on his pedipalps ?
Toni
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Sep 16, 2014 1:46 PM CST
You're welcome Toni. The boxing gloves are used by the male during reproduction, they can split which often leads to death.

http://animals.howstuffworks.com/arachnids/spider8.htm

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