Guseinov E.F.1, Marusik Yu.M.2, Koponen S.3 2005. Spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Azerbaijan 5. Faunistic review of the funnel-web spiders (Agelenidae) with the description of new genus and species // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.14. No.2: 153–177.

1 Institute of Zoology, block 504, passage 1128, Baku 370073 Azerbaijan.

2 Institute for Biological Problems of the North, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan 685000 Russia. E-mail: yurmar@mail.ru

3 Zoological Museum, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku Finland. Email: sepkopo@utu.fi

KEY WORDS: Aranei, Agelenidae, funnel spiders, Caucasus, Azerbaijan, new records, new species, new genus, new combination.

ABSTRACT. One new genus Azerithonica gen.n. and 14 new species from Azerbaijan are described: Agelescape caucasica sp.n. (♀), A. dunini sp.n. (♂ ♀), A. levyi sp.n. (♂), A. talyshica sp.n. (♀), Azerithonica hyrcanica sp.n. (♂ ♀, generotype), Malthonica lehtineni sp.n. (♂), M. lenkoranica sp.n. (♂ ♀), M. nakhchivanica sp.n. (♂ ♀), M. pseudolyncea sp.n. (♂ ♀), Tegenaria adomestica sp.n. (♀), T. ismaillensis sp.n. (♀), T. halidi sp.n. (♂ ♀), T. talyshica sp.n. (♀) and T. zagatalensis sp.n. (♀). The following new combinations have been established: Malthonica aliquoi (Brignoli, 1971) comb.n., M. anchela (Brignoli, 1972) comb.n., M. annulata (Kulczynski, 1912) comb.n., M. argaeica (Nosek, 1905) comb.n., M. campestris (C.L. Koch, 1834) comb.n., M. dalmatica (Kulczynski, 1906) comb.n., M. eleonorae (Brignoli, 1974) comb.n., M. epacris (Levy, 1996) comb.n., M. ferruginea (Panzer, 1804) comb.n., M. lyncea (Brignoli, 1978) comb.n., M. maronita (Simon, 1873) comb.n., M. mediterranea (Levy, 1996) comb.n., M. montana (Deltshev, 1993) comb.n., M. nemorosa (Simon, 1916) comb.n., M. pagana (C.L. Koch, 1840) comb.n., M. parvula (Thorell, 1875) comb.n., M. pasquinii (Brignoli, 1978) comb.n., M. picta (Simon, 1870) comb.n., M. rilaensis (Deltshev, 1993) comb.n., M. sbordonii (Brignoli, 1971) comb.n., M. silvestris (L. Koch, 1872) comb.n., M. soriculata (Simon, 1873) comb.n., M. tyrrhenica (Dalmas, 1922) comb.n., M. vallei (Brignoli, 1972) comb.n., M. vomeroi (Brignoli, 1977) comb.n., all ex Tegenaria. One species, Malthonica lyncea, is reported for the first time for the fauna of the former Soviet Union. In addition to new species three other species are illustrated: Agelena labyrinthica (Clerck, 1757) (♂), Malthonica lyncea (Brignoli, 1978) (♂ ♀), Tegenaria domestica (Clerck, 1757) (♂ ♀). Revised fauna of Azerbaijan encompass 19 species from 5 genera.

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