Doi
10.30963/aramit5805
Autor

Agapakis G & Miranda GS de

Jahr
2019
Titel

First record of Charinus ioanniticus (Arachnida, Amblypygi: Charinidae) from continental Europe

Titel ├╝bersetzt

Erstnachweis von Charinus ioanniticus (Arachnida, Amblypygi: Charinidae) aus dem kontinentalen Europa

Ausgabe

Heft 58

Seiten
13-15
Abstract

Amblypygids, commonly known as whip spiders, are one of the small orders of Arachnida with a global distribution in the tropical and subtropical regions. Amblypygids are essentially absent from temperate areas, with only three species known from the Western Palaearctic. Here, we expand the known distribution of Charinus ioanniticus (Kritscher, 1959) with a new record from Athens, Greece, which is the first time the species has been found in continental Europe. The new record could either be the result of accidental human transportation or the actual species distribution that is wider than previously expected. An updated map with the records of C. oanniticus is also provided.

Keywords

Distribution, expansion, Greece, whip spiders