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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2017-03-02
Page range: 258–262
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First description of the male of the easternmost Harpactea species, H. parthica (Araneae: Dysderidae)

School of Biology, College of Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
Institute for Biological Problems of the North RAS, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan 685000, Russia. Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa Zoological Museum, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku, Finland.
Zoological Museum, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku, Finland.
Araneae Dysderidae


Within Dysderidae, Harpactea Bristowe, 1939 (178 species) is second only to Dysdera Latreille, 1804 (264 species) in number of species (WSC 2016). Harpactea is distributed from Portugal (Helsdingen 2015) to eastern Iran (Brignoli 1980) and, although there are many publications dealing with the taxonomy of Harpactea, an inclusive revision of the genus has never been done. In a paper on the Dysderidae of the Caucasus Dunin (1992) provided a regional revision of Harpactea.



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