Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Spiders from the Sofia Region. A faunistic and zoogeographical analysis

Publication Type:Book
Year of Publication:2004
Authors:Antov, A, Lazarov, S, Deltshev, C, Blagoev, G
Series Editor:Penev, L, Niemela, J, Kotze, DJ, Chipev, N
Series Title:Ecology of the city of Sofia: species and communities in an urban environment.
Number of Pages:355-363
Publisher:Pensoft
ISBN Number:954-642-224-X
Keywords:affinities]., Araneae (Arachnida): [New record]., Araneae [Zoogeography / Zoogeographical affinities / ] [Bulgaria / Sofia, Eurasia, Europe, Land zones, Palaearctic region, region / Annotated records including new records & zoogeographical, Zoogeography
Abstract:

112 spider species were collected from the region of Sofia: Atypidae -1; Nemesiidae - 1; Dysderidae - 7; Mimetidae - 1; Theridiidae - 5; Linyphiidae - 17; Tetragnathidae - 3; Araneidae - 3; Lycosidae - 22; Pisauridae - 1; Agelenidae - 3; Dictynidae - 1; Amaurobiidae - 5; Anyphaenidae - 1: Liocranidae - 2; Clubionidae - 6; Zodariidae - 1: Gnaphosidae - 15; Zoridae - 1; Sparassidae - 1: Philodromidae - 5; Thomisidae - 9; Salticidae - 3. 67 species are new to the study region and 2 (Dysdera adriatica, Amaurobius deelemanae) are new to the Bulgarian fauna. The spiders are classified into 15 zoogeographical categories combined into 4 chorological complexes. The composition of the fauna shows that the spider fauna of the Sofia region has a Palearctic and European character. Endemics and Southeasteuropean species emphasize the local character of this fauna, but their low persentage suggests an important process of colonization.

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