Logunov D.V. 2020. On three species of Hogna Simon, 1885 (Aranei: Lycosidae) from the Near East and Central Asia // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.29. No.3: 349–360 [in English].
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ABSTRACT. The paper presents a diagnosis and description of a new wolf spider Hogna ackermanni sp.n. (♂♀) from Afghanistan, and redescriptions of two Near East Hogna species that to date have been known from the original descriptions only: viz., H. sinaia Roewer, 1959 (♀) from Egypt (Sinai) and H. effera (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872) from Israel. Distribution of all three species is mapped. The lectotype (♂) is designated for H. effera. Two new combinations are proposed: Arctosa afghana (Roewer, 1960) comb.n. (ex Hogna), and Hogna effera (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872), comb.n. (ex Hyaenosa). Two new synonyms are proposed: Tarentula iaffa Strand, 1913 syn.n. (♀) from Israel and Geolycosa altera Roewer, 1955, syn.n. (♀) from Iran; both with H. effera. Additionally, comments on the taxonomy and distribution of the Mediterranean Hogna ferox (Lucas, 1838) are given; this species is illustrated based on the female from Gran Canaria.
KEY WORDS: Afghanistan, Alopecosa, Araneae, Arctosa, Canary Islands, Hyaenosa, (re)description, spiders, the UAE.