Abstracts Volume 12

Abstracts Volume 12
Volume 12
Part 1, May 2010

Khalil, N. & Yağmur, E.A. pp. 1-6.
- Leiurus abdullahbayrami (Scorpiones: Buthidae), a newspecies for the scorpion fauna of Syria.

This studyreports second Leiurus species recorded first time for the Syrianscorpion fauna. The scorpion Leiurus abdullahbayrami Yağmur, Koç &Kunt, 2009, was recorded from Al-Hasakah Province and Homs Province. Morphology, ecological conditions and geographical distribution of the speciesare discussed.
Kaya, R.S., Kunt, K.B., Marusik, Y.M. & Yağmur, E.A. pp. 7-12.
- The firstrecord of genus Argyrodes Simon, 1864 (Araneae: Theridiidae) fromTurkey.

The theridiid spider Argyrodes argyrodes (Walckenaer, 1842) is recorded for the firsttime from Turkey. This represents a new spider genus and species record forTurkey. The characteristic features and drawings of both sexes are presented inthis study.
Seyyar, O. & Demir, H. pp. 13-16.
- Newrecords of ground spiders from Turkey (Araneae: Gnaphosidae).

Three groundspider species are recorded for the first time from Turkey: Leptodrassus albidus Simon, 1914, Nomisia excerpta (O. P.-Cambridge, 1872) and Zelotes scrutatus (O. P.-Cambridge, 1872). Diagnostic descriptions andphotos of general habitus and male palpal organ of Leptodrassus albidus are provided. It is the first record of genus Leptodrassus from Turkey.
Demir, H., Aktaş, M. & Topçu, A. pp. 17-22.
- Additional notes on crab spider fauna of Turkey (Araneae: Thomisidae and Philodromidae).

The spider species Xysticus cor Canestrini, 1873 and Philodromus pulchellus Lucas, 1846 of families Thomisidae and Philodromidae are recorded from Turkey for the first time. Photographs of genitalia and general habitus of these species are presented.
El-Hennawy, H.K. pp. 23-31.
- Hersiliidaeof Sudan (Araneida: Hersiliidae).

Two species oftwo genera of family Hersiliidae are recorded from Sudan, i.e., Hersilia caudata Savigny, 1825 and Hersiliola eltigani sp. n. It is the first record of genus Hersiliola in Sudan. A distribution map of the two species in Sudan is presented.

Part 2, November 2010

Kurt, K., Eman, Ö.K., Demir, H. & Seyyar, O. pp. 33-44.
- The Turkish Harvestmen (Opiliones) with zoogeographical remarks.

The species of Turkish harvestmen fauna that were recorded by various authors from different localities of Turkey are zoogeographically evaluated. Also, chorotypes for each taxon are given with the zoogeographical remarks.
Özdikmen, H., Kurt, K. & Demir, H. pp. 45-46.
- A new name for a preoccupied specific epithet in the genus Metaphalangium Roewer, 1911 (Opiliones: Phalangiidae).

According to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN, 1999), Metaphalangium strandi Caporiacco, 1948 is not correctbecause the specific epithet is illegitimate. The authors request the replacement name of the specific epithet starndi Caporiacco, 1948 and they suggest rhodesensis nom. nov. Accordingly, new combination is herein proposed for the species: Metaphalangium rhodesensis nom. nov. pro Metaphalangium strandi Caporiacco,1948 syn. n.
Uyar, Z., Kaya, R.S. & Uğurtaş,İ.H. pp. 47-60.
- Systematics of the philodromid spider fauna of Uludağ Mountain region (Araneae: Philodromidae) with a review of the Philodromidae in Turkey.

Philodromid spiders were collected between the years of 2006-2009 from the Uludağ Mountain, and they were examined. The paper presents distribution of 7 species from the genera Philodromus, Thanatus. Philodromus aureolus (Clerck, 1757) and then Thanatus atratus Simon, 1875 are themost dominant species among philodromids. Philodromus rufus Walckenaer, 1826 and Philodromus collinus C.L. Koch, 1835 are rare spiders. This paper presentsan annotate checklist of the Philodromidae of Turkey which includes 38 species of four genera.
El-Hennawy, H.K. pp. 61-75.
- Notes on Spiders of Africa.

It is a preliminary step in the way of assessment of spiders of Africa. How many spider species are recorded from Africa? what is their proportion to the world's described species? What is the difference between North African and sub-Saharan spiders?

Part 3, April 2011

Kielhorn, K.H. pp. 77-79.
- First record of Eresus algericus El-Hennawy, 2004 from Israel (Arachnida, Araneae).

Eresus algericus El-Hennawy, 2004 is recorded from Israel for the first time. This is the second record of the species. The holotype was found in Algeria in 1903.
Uyar, Z. & Uğurtaş, İ.H. pp. 80-86.
- New record species of Diaea Thorell, 1869 (Araneae: Thomisidae) for the Turkish spider fauna, with a review of theThomisidae of Turkey.

The spider species Diaea dorsata (Fabricius, 1777) of family Thomisidae is recorded for the first time in Turkey. Its characteristic features, drawings of genitalia, and description are presented. In addition, this paper presents an updated annotated checklist of the Thomisidae of Turkey which includes 83 species.
Danışman,T., Öztürk, N. & Ulusoy, M.R.  pp. 87-90.
- Two new theridiid records from Turkey (Araneae:Theridiidae).

This short paper reports two theridiid species which are new for the Turkish araneo-fauna. The characteristic features and photographs of Theridion hannoniae Denis, 1944 and Theridion hemerobium Simon, 1914 are presented. The total number of theridiid species recorded from Turkey is now 64.
El-Hennawy, H.K. pp. 91-112.
- Notes on Spiders of Africa – II (Madagascar, Seychelles, Aldabra, Comoro Is., Réunion, Mauritius, and Rodriguez).

This is the second step in the way of assessment of spiders of Africa. It is devoted to the spiders of the islands at the eastern side of the continent, i.e. Madagascar, Seychelles, Aldabra, Comoro Is., Réunion, Mauritius, and Rodriguez. The 60 families, 320 genera, and 847 species/subspecies recorded from these islands are listed in addition to the endemic species of each island.

Part 4, December2011

El-Hennawy, H.K. pp. 113-116.
- The first record of Cheiracanthium molle in Saudi Arabia.

Cheiracanthium molle L. Koch, 1875 of family Miturgidae is recorded from Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia. It is the first record of this species outside Africa.
Karabulut, H. & Türkeş, T. pp. 117-123.
- New records of Linyphiidae (Araneae) for Turkish araneo-fauna.

Bathyphantes similis Kulczyński, 1894, Bolyphantes alticeps (Sundevall, 1833), Centromerus sylvaticus (Blackwall, 1841), Mansuphantes fragilis (Thorell, 1875), Micrargus subaequalis (Westring, 1851), Neriene peltata (Wider, 1834), N. radiata (Walckenaer, 1841), Tenuiphantes cristatus (Menge, 1866), and T. jacksoni (Schenkel, 1925) are nine new records for the spider fauna of Turkey. The characteristic features and drawings of female genitalia and male palpal organs are presented. Distribution of these species is plotted on a map.
Türkeş, T. & Demir, H. pp. 124-134.
- Thomisidae and Philodromidae (Araneae) of the Central Anatolia Region, with a new record for Turkey.

Faunistic data, including zoogeographical distribution, of 28 species belonging to the families of Thomisidae and Philodromidae are presented. All species were collected from Central Anatolia Region in Turkey between 1996 and 2007. Philodromus buxi Simon, 1884 is recorded for the first time from Turkey.

Demircan, N. & Topçu, A. pp. 135-140.
- New records of family Lycosidae (Araneae) in Turkey.

Arctosa maculata (Hahn, 1822), A. stigmosa (Thorell, 1875), Pardosa aenigmatica Tongiorgi, 1966, P. blanda (C.L. Koch, 1833), P. mixta (Kulczyński, 1887), P. saltans Töpfer-Hofmann, 2000, and Pirata insularis Emerton, 1885 are identified as new records for the Turkish araneofauna to increase the number of Turkish lycosids from 63 to 70. Their characteristic features and illustrations are presented.
Danışman, T., Sancak, Z., Coşar, İ. & Erdek, M. pp. 141-143.
- A new linyphiid spider record from Turkey (Araneae: Linyphiidae).

This short paper reports one linyphiid species as a new record for the Turkish araneo-fauna. The characteristic features and photographs of Diplocephalus crassilobus (Simon, 1884) are presented. The total number of linyphiid species recorded from Turkey is now 90.
Kaya, R.S. & Uğurtaş, İ.H. pp. 144-153.
- The cobweb spiders (Araneae, Theridiidae) of Uludağ mountain, Bursa.

The cobweb spiders, Theridiidae, were collected from 57 different localities between 2002 and 2007 from the Uludağ Mountain, Turkey. A total of 355 adult specimens were examined and identified to species level. The family is represented by 12 species belonging to 6 genera in the study area. The Holarctic species are dominant among the Theridiids of this fauna.
Kaya, R.S., Uğurtaş, İ.H., Kunt, K.B. & Akkaya, A. pp. 154-157.
- The spider fauna of islands of Lake Uluabat, Turkey.

The survey of the spider fauna of islands of Lake Uluabat (Bursa), western part of Turkey, was conducted during the years 2003-2005. A total of 64 spider species belonging to 54 genera and 25 families were collected. The fauna showed that Palaearctic species are dominant.


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