Comments & ID Thoughts
It was collected from a dead prunis tree branch. It is a Crab spider and I think it is a member of the Bassaniana genus because on profile it has a rather flat carapace (Unlike Xysticus where the carapace is higher towards the front). To my knowledge there are 2 species to contend with in Ontario: B. utahensis and B. versicolor. These spiders can be known by the common name as the Bark Crab Spider. Not sure if there is a way to tell between the 2 species mentioned above. This is one of 3 photos submitted of this spider (1 of 3).