A synopsis of East-Mediterranean Synaphris Simon, 1894 (Araneae, Synaphridae) with a description of a new species from Israel

Yuri M. Marusik, Sergei Zonstein

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Abstract

Th ree species of Synaphris occurring in the East Mediterranean - S. orientalis Marusik & Lehtinen, 2003, S. lehtineni Marusik, Gnelitsa & Kovblyuk, 2005 and S. letourneuxi (Simon, 1884) - are surveyed; and a new species - S. wunderlichi sp. n. - is described from southern Israel on the basis of males. Th e new species diff ers from other East- Mediterranean congeners by its smaller size, a smaller lamella with fewer ridges, and a thick palpal femur. Comparative figures are provided for all species from the East Mediterranean.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-44
Number of pages10
JournalZooKeys
Volume82
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Distribution
  • East Mediterranean
  • Spiders

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