Nuruyeva T.V. 2017. The fauna of soil-dwelling spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) in forest stands of dry-steppe lowmountains of Gobustan, Azerbaijan // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.16. No.4: 306–310 [in English].
Institute of Zoology, Azerbaijan Academy of Science, block 504, passage 1128, Baku Az 1073 Azerbaijan.
ABSTRACT. A list of 44 herpetobiont spider species from 19 families found in dry-steppe low mountains of Gobustan in Azerbaijan is presented. Three species, Civizelotes pygmaeus (Miller, 1943), Silhoutella osmaniye Wunderlich, 2011 and Euryopis saukea (Levi, 1951), are new for the fauna of Caucasus and one genus Trichoncus Simon, 1884 is new for the fauna of Azerbaijan. Twelve species are reported for the fauna of Gobustan for the first time.
KEY WORDS: spiders, Araneae, fauna, Azerbaijan, Gobustan, new records.