Khasayeva Sh.I., Huseynov E.F. 2017. To the study of gnaphosid spiders (Aranei: Gnaphosidae) of Western Azerbaijan with suggestion of two new synonyms // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.26. No.2: 125–132 [in English].

Institute of Zoology, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, block 504, passage 1128, Baku Az-1073, Azerbaijan. E-mail: ,

KEY WORDS: Araneae, Caucasus, Ganja-Gazakh Region, new record, new synonym.

ABSTRACT. Twenty five species of ground spiders were found in Ganja-Gazakh Region of Azerbaijan, eighteen (18) of which are new records for the fauna of the studied area. Of these two species, Drassyllus villicus (Thorell, 1875) and Zelotes aeneus (Simon, 1878) are reported for the first time for the faunas of Caucasus and Azerbaijan respectively. Synonymy of Talanites aculeatus Charitonov, 1946 under Berinda amabilis Roewer, 1928 is rejected. Instead, a new synonymy Anagraphis pallens Simon, 1893 = Talanites aculeatus Charitonov, 1946 syn.n. is proposed. Prosthesima semibadia L. Koch, 1878 (= Zelotes semibadius (L. Koch, 1878)), syn.n is synonymized with Trachyzelotes jaxartensis (Kroneberg, 1875).

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