Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

The spiders (Araneae) of Sashtinska Sredna Gora Mountain (Bulgaria). Faunistic and zoogeographical analysis

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2001
Authors:S. Lazarov, Deltshev, C., Blagoev, G.
Journal:Acta Zoologica Bulgarica
Date Published:2001
ISBN Number:0324-0770
Keywords:Araneae (Arachnida): [New record]., Araneae [Zoogeography / / Mountain fauna] [Bulgaria / Sashtinska Sredna, Eurasia, Europe, Gora Mountain / Species records including new records, Land zones, Palaearctic region, Systematics, taxonomic notes &, Zoogeography, zoogeography].

A total of 403 species (2 Nemesiidae, 1 Scytodidae, 5 Pholcidae, 2 Segestriidae, 7 Dysderidae, 1 Oonopidae, 1 Mimetidae, 1 Eresidae, 1 Uloboridae, 31 Theridiidae, 98 Linyphiidae, 8 Tetragnathidae, 26 Araneidae, 35 Lycosidae, 1 Pisauridae, 13 Agelenidae, 2 Cybaeidae, 4 Hahniidae, 6 Dictynidae, 7 Amaurobiidae, 2 Titanoecidae, 2 Oxyopidae, 1 Anyphaenidae, 6 Liocranidae, 17 Clubionidae, 1 Corinnidae, 1 Zodariidae, 41 Gnaphosidae, 4 Zoridae, 1 Heteropodidae, 14 Philodromidae, 26 Thomisidae, 35 Salticidae) has been found in Sashtinska Sredna Gora Mountain. 41 species are new to the Bulgarian spider fauna and 19 are new also to the Balkan Peninsula. The species Brachythele denieri, Tapinesthis inermis, Zelotes talpinus, Ozyptila confluence, Pellenes seriatus are discussed in taxonomic aspect and some new pictures are presented. The spiders are classified into 21 zoogeographical categories combined in 4 chorological complexes. The composition of the fauna shows for the Sashtinska Sredna Gora Mountain spider fauna Palaearctic and European character. The endemics and the Southeast european species emphasizes the local character of this fauna, but its low percentage suggests an important process of colonization.

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