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A survey of Hersiliidae (Arachnida: Araneae) of Iran with description of one new genus and two new species
- Mirshamsi, Omid, Zamani, Alireza, Marusik, Yuri M.
- Journal of natural history 2016 v.50 no.23-24 pp. 1447-1461
- Araneae, new genus, new species, surveys, Iran
- Currently, five species of three genera of Hersiliidae are known from Iran. Bastanius gen. nov., with the type species B. kermanensis sp. nov. (♂♀), and Hersilia talebii sp. nov. (♀) are described from south and south-eastern Iran. In addition, Hersiliola macullulata (Dufour, 1831) is recorded for the first time from Iran, and Hersiliola foordi Marusik & Fet, 2009 is transferred to Bastanius gen. nov. Detailed morphological descriptions and a distribution map of all hersiliid species occurring in Iran are provided.