Acta Arachnologica
Online ISSN : 1880-7852
Print ISSN : 0001-5202
New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae), Part IV
Alireza ZamaniOmid MirshamsiPetr DolejsYuri M. MarusikSergei L. EsyuninVladimir HulaPhilippe Ponel
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2017 年 66 巻 2 号 p. 55-71


In this paper one family (Hahniidae), seven genera (Cyrtophora, Hahnia, Lachesana, Megamyrmaekion, Meta, Nita and Zodarion) and 30 species are recorded for the fauna of Iran for the first time, of which 17 species are provided with digital taxonomic illustrations. Previous Iranian records of Euryopis flavomaculata (C. L. Koch 1836) and Evippa caucasica Marusik, Guseinov & Koponen 2003 are attributed to Eu. sexalbomaculata (Lucas 1846) and Ev. onager Simon 1895, respectively, and the hitherto questionable presence of Enoplognatha iraqi Najim, Al-Hadlak & Seyyar 2015 in this country is confirmed. In addition, new provincial records are provided for 46 species. As a result of this paper, the number of spider species known from Iran is raised to 647. On the basis of the comparison between our specimen and the available illustrations in the literature, the previous records of Gnaphosa rufula (L. Koch 1866) from Israel and Lebanon are attributed to G. bithynica Kulczynski 1903, which is a new record for both territories. Lastly, Ev. sector Alderweireldt & Jocqué 2017, recently described from UAE, is newly synonymized with Ev. fortis Roewer 1955, and the male holotype of the latter is illustrated (which is also a new species record for UAE).