Zamani A.1, Mirshamsi O.2*, Rashidi P.2, Marusik Yu.M.3, Moradmand M.4, Bolzern A.5 2016. New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Aranei), part III // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.25. No.1: 99–114 [in English].

1 School of Biology, College of Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. *E-mail:

3 Institute for Biological Problems of the North RAS, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan 685000, Russia.

4 Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.

5 Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Augustinergasse, Switzerland.

KEY WORDS: Arachnida, Araneae, fauna, Miturgidae, new faunistic records, Iranian Plateau.

ABSTRACT. The paper is the third contribution in the series devoted to spider species new to the fauna of Iran. The family Miturgidae, seven genera (Agelescape, Dictyna, Firmicus, Paracedicus, Poecilochroa, Prochora, Sidydrassus) and 30 species are recorded from Iran for the first time. The hitherto doubtful Iranian record of Benoitia lepida (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876) (Agelenidae) is confirmed by the specimens newly collected from Khorasan-e Razavi Prov. A map of collecting localities is provided and 15 species are illustrated by digital photos.

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