Two new species of Harpactea (Araneae, Dysderidae) from Turkey

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Kunt K. B., Elverici M., ÖZKÜTÜK R. S., Yagmur E. A.

ZOOKEYS, vol.145, no.145, pp.129-141, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 145 Issue: 145
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3897/zookeys.145.1713
  • Journal Name: ZOOKEYS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-141
  • Keywords: Dysderidae, Harpacteinae, Eastern Mediterranean, Aegean
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Two new species, Harpactea arnedoi sp. n. and H. kencei sp. n., are described on the basis of both sexes from the eastern Mediterranean and Aegean regions of Turkey. H. kencei sp. n. can be easily distinguished from all other Turkish and European representatives of the genus by the structure of the flattened, massive embolus on the male copulatory organ. Although resembling Stalagtia in palpal morphology, we describe one of the new species as Harpactea arnedoi sp. n. For both Turkish species, detailed morphological descriptions and diagnoses are presented together with figures of the copulatory organs.