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New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae), Part IV

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In this paper one family (Hahniidae), six genera (Cyrtophora, Hahnia, Lachesana, Megamyrmaekion, 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 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 Kulczyński, 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 holotype male of the latter is illustrated (which is also a new species record for UAE).

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hal-02391352 , version 1 (03-12-2019)

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Alireza Zamani, Omid Mirshamsi, Petr Dolejs, Yuri Marusik, Sergei Esyunin, et al.. New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae), Part IV. Acta Arachnologica, 2017, 66 (3), pp.55-71. ⟨10.2476/asjaa.66.55⟩. ⟨hal-02391352⟩
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