Logunov D.V. 2023. Further notes on the fossorial wolf spiders of Middle Asia and the Near East (Aranei: Lycosidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.32. No.4: 475–512 [in English].

Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya Embankment 1, St Petersburg, 199034, Russia. E-mail: Dmitry.Logunov@zin.ru

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.32.4.12

ABSTRACT. The paper presents new taxonomic-faunistic data on 25 species of the fossorial Lycosidae (Aranei) from Middle Asia and the Near East. The lectotype male is designated for Tarentula fedotovi Charitonov, 1946. New combinations have been proposed for four species: Alopecosa nigriventris (Schmidt, 1895), comb.n., stat.n. (ex Lycosa), Asiacosa ambigua Denis, 1947, comb.n. (ex Arctosa), A. asiatica Sytshevskaja, 1980, comb.n. (ex Lycosa), and A. kulagini Spassky, 1941, comb.n. (ex Lycosa). One genus — Asiacosa gen.n. (Central Asia) — and 10 species are described as new to science: viz., Alopecosa darvaz sp.n. (♀; Tajikistan), A. pamirica sp.n. (♀; Tajikistan), A. safidorak sp.n. (♀; Tajikistan), A. zonsteini sp.n. (♂♀; Uzbekistan), Asiacosa babatagh sp.n. (♀; Uzbekistan), Karakumosa ferganensis sp.n. (♀; Uzbekistan), K. ovtchinnikovi sp.n. (♂♀; Uzbekistan), K. severtsovi sp.n. (♀; Tajikistan), Lycosa uzbekistanica sp.n. (♀; Uzbekistan), Zyuzicosa kvak sp.n. (♂♀; Tajikistan). The name Karakumosa golestanica Shafaie, Nadolny et Mirshamsi, 2022, syn.n. is synonymized with K. turanica Logunov et Ponomarev, 2020. The unknown male is described for Lycosa aragogi Nadolny et Zamani, 2017 from Iran.

KEY WORDS: Araneae, Geolycosa, Karakumosa, Lycosa, Oculicosa, (re)descriptions, Zyuzicosa.

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