African Journal of Biotechnology

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Contribution to the knowledge of Gnaphosidae (Arachnida: Araneae) in Turkey

A Akpınar, I Varol, F Kutbay, B Taşdemır


In this study, some additions were made on arachnofauna in Turkey. We recorded Drassodex Murphy, 2007 genus and six gnaphosid species: Drassodex hypocrita (Simon, 1878), Drassodes cupreus (Blackwall, 1834), Echemus angustifrons (Westring, 1861), Setaphis gomerae (Schmidt, 1981), Trachyzelotes fuscipes (L. Koch, 1866) and Zelotes hermani (Chyzer, 1897), for the first time in Turkey. Also, we colleced specimens from Kahramanmaraş and Adiyaman provinces, between April 2007 and May 2009. The characteristic features, distributions, ecologies, genital structures, identification keys of these species were described according to literature.

Key words: Araneae, Cithaeronidae, Cithaeron praedonicus, Turkey, Middle East.

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