Kovblyuk M.M.1, Seyyar O.2, Demir H.3, Topcu A.4 2009. New taxonomic and faunistic data on the gnaphosid spiders of Turkey (Aranei: Gnaphosidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.18. No.3–4: 169–187 [in English].

1 Zoology Department, National Taurida V.I. Vernadsky University, Yaltinskaya street 4, Simferopol 95007, Ukraine. E-mail: kovblyuk@mail.ru

2 Erciyes University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, TR-38039 Kayseri, Turkey. E-mail: osmanseyyar@hotmail.com

3 Gazi University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, TR-06500 Ankara, Turkey.

4 Niğde University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, TR-51100 Niğde, Turkey.

KEY WORDS: Gnaphosidae, new genus, new species, new distribution records, Turkey, Crimea.

ABSTRACT. From Turkey are described one new genus Turkozelotes Kovblyuk et Seyyar, gen.n. and four new species: Drassodes bifidus Kovblyuk et Seyyar, sp.n. (♂), Echemus levyi Kovblyuk et Seyyar, sp.n. (♂), Haplodrassus ponomarevi Kovblyuk et Seyyar, sp.n. (♂♀) and Turkozelotes microb Kovblyuk et Seyyar, sp.n. (♂). A new synonymy is established Zelotes prishutovae Ponomarev et Tsvetkov, 2006 syn.n. = Camillina metellus (Roewer, 1928). Two male forms of Berinda ensiger (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1874) are recognized: with long or short retrolateral tibial apophysis. From Turkey six species are recorded for the first time: Camillina metellus (Roewer, 1928), Drassyllus crimeaensis Kovblyuk, 2003, D. sur Tuneva et Esyunin, 2003, D. jubatopalpis Levy, 1998, Haplodrassus ovtchinnikovi Ponomarev, 2008 and Zelotes gracilis (Canestrini, 1868). C. metellus is recorded for the first time from Crimea and Ukraine. Diagnostic drawings and distribution are provided for all species, except Z. gracilis. For comparison with Echemus levyi sp.n., diagnostic drawings of Echemus angustifrons (Westring, 1861) are also provided.

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