Description of a new Tegenaria Latreille, 1804 from southern Turkey with remarks on the Tegenaria ariadnae species-complex (Arachnida, Araneae)



Dimitrov D.


Zookeys. 2020 May 21;935:47-55. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.935.52089. 2020.


A new cave-dwelling species of Tegenaria, T. lazarovi sp. nov., is described from southern Turkey, based on both sexes. The new species belongs to the T. ariadnae species-complex which is distributed in the Eastern Mediterranean (Crete, northern Libya). The new species is compared to its morphologically closest congeners. New taxonomically relevant pictures are given for two of them. The distribution of the Tegenaria ariadnae species-complex is summarized and discussed. CI – Dragomir Dimitrov.

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Link/DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.935.52089