Logunov D.V.1, Huseynov E.F.2 2008. A faunistic review of the spider family Philodromidae (Aranei) in Azerbaijan // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.17. No.1–2: 117–131 [in English].

1 The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL UK

2 Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences, Block 504, Passage 1128, Baku 370073 Azerbaijan.

KEY WORDS: Philodromidae, Azerbaijan, Armenia, annotated checklist, new species.

ABSTRACT. This paper presents an annotated checklist of the Philodromidae of Azerbaijan which includes 22 species of three genera. Thanatus constellatus Charitonov, 1946 is first synonymized with Paratibellus oblongiusculus (Lucas, 1846) [= Thanatus o.]. The genus Paratibellus Simon, 1932 is synonymized with Thanatus C.L. Koch, 1837. Two species, Philodromus azcursor sp.n. (??, from Ismailly and Zagatala Reserves) and P. naxcivanicus sp.n. (?, from Naxзivan), are described as new. Five species, viz. Philodromus longipalpis Simon, 1870, P. margaritatus (Clerck 1757), P. medius O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872, P. praedatus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871 and Thanatus sabulosus (Menge, 1875), are first reported for the Azerbaijani fauna, whereas seven previously recorded species and one subspecies are excluded from the list. Additional new records from the near or neighbouring countries, particularly from Greece, Turkey and Kazakhstan, are presented for 15 species. Finally, a new species, Philodromus rikhteri sp.n. (?) is described from Armenia (Yerevan).

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