Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

First data about cave spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Iran

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:Y. M. Marusik, Nadimi, A., Omelko, M. M., Koponen, S.
Journal:Zoology in the Middle East
Keywords:new record, new species, troglobiont

<p>This paper reports seven species found in Shirabad Cave located in the western part of Golestan Province and two species found nearby. Three families: Anyphaenidae, Segestriidae and Theridiosomatidae, and one species, Metellina merianae (Scopoli, 1763) are recorded from Iran for the first time. Two species are described as new: Tegenaria zamanii Marusik &amp; Omelko, sp.n. (♀) and Segestria mirshamsii Marusik &amp; Omelko, sp.n. (♀). Four species: Lepthyphantes iranicus Saaristo &amp; Tanasevitch, 1996, Metellina merianae, Octonoba yesoensis (Saito, 1934) and Pholcus sp. are illustrated. Uloborus georgicus Mcheidze, 1997 from Eastern Georgia is synonymized with Octonoba yesoensis. The distribution of all species treated in the paper is briefly discussed, with emphasis on the easternmost records.</p>

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