Xysticus
(Ground Crab Spiders)

Picture ID 8779

Picture of Xysticus (Ground Crab Spiders) - Dorsal

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I believe this is a crab spider. It’s the size of a dress shirt collar button, and was photographed at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve in Los Altos, CA, on the dirt surface of the PG&E access road.

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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 I agree, Crab Spider (Thomisidae). Looks to be one in the genus Xysticus.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/870141

Additional Pictures

Picture of Xysticus spp. (Ground Crab Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Xysticus spp. (Ground Crab Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Xysticus spp. (Ground Crab Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Xysticus spp. (Ground Crab Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture