Marusik Yu.M.1, Zamani A.2 2015. Additional new species of Filistatidae (Aranei) from Iran // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.24. No.4: 429–435 [in English].

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

2 School of Biology, College of Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. E-mail: zamani.alireza5@gmail.com

KEY WORDS: Araneae, fauna, new species, Pritha, Filistata, Filistatinae, Prithinae.

ABSTRACT. Two new species of Filistatidae are described from Iran: Filistata maguirei sp.n. (♂♀) from the surroundings of the Geno Biosphere Reserve (Hormozgan Province) and Pritha garfieldi sp.n. (♂♀) from the southern macroslopes of the Alborz Mountains (Tehran Province). The subfamily Prithinae is recorded for the first time in Iran and the number of Iranian genera and species of Filistatidae is increased to four and nine; this is the highest species-richness for this family in the Western Palaearctic, and the highest genera-richness in the entire Palaearctic.

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