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than·a·tos

(than'ă-tos),
In psychoanalysis, the death principle, representing all instinctual tendencies toward senescence and death. See also entries under instinct Compare: eros.
[G. death]

Thanatos

[than′ətəs]
Etymology: Gk, death
a freudian term for the death instinct.
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Among genera, the most rich in circum-Holarctic species are Micaria (5), Thanatus (5) and Theridion (6).
The dominant species at the study sites included Alopecosa cuneata (Clerck, 1757); Alopecosa cursor (Hahn, 1831); Alopecosa sulzeri (Pavesi, 1873); Berlandina cinerea (Menge, 1872); Callilepis nocturna (Linnaeus, 1758); Gnaphosa mongolica Simon, 1895; Thanatus arenarius Thorell, 1872; Thanatus pictus L.
2 Koch 1847 Pirata aspirans (1, 6) Chamberlin 1904 Pirata insularis (1, 3, 6) Emerton 1885 Rabidosa rabida (1, 11) Walckanaer 1837 Schizocosa avida (1) Walckanaer 1837 Lycosidae Sundevall 1833 Schizocosa bilineata (1, 11) Emerton 1885 Schizocosa ocreata (1, 6, 7, 8, 11) Hentz 1844 Trochosa terricola (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Thorell 1856 Trochosa sp Kock 1847 Oonopidae Simon 1890 Orchestina saltitans Banks 1894 Oxyopidae Thorell 1870 Oxyopes salticus (1, 11) Hentz 1845 Philodromidae Thorell 1870 Thanatus formicinus (11) Clerck 1757 Pisauridae Simon 1890 Dolomedes tenebrosus Hentz 1844 Salticidae Blackwall 1841 Habronattus borealis Banks 1895 Neon nelii (3) Peckham & Peckham 1888 Theridiidae Sundevall 1833 Euryopsis argentea Emerton 1882 Thomisidae Sundevall 1833 Ozyptila sp.