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On the identity of the poorly known spider species Zelotes strandi (Araneae: Gnaphosidae)

On the identity of the poorly known spider species Zelotes strandi (Araneae: Gnaphosidae)

On the identity of the poorly known spider species Zelotes strandi (Araneae: Gnaphosidae)

Abstract

The taxonomic status and distribution of the poorly known gnaphosid species Zelotes strandi (Nosek, 1905) is clarified, discussed and mapped on the basis of both the holotype (a single female from Turkey) and newly collected material (males and females from Bulgaria). This species was originally described from the island of Prinkipo (= Büyükada, District of Istanbul, Turkey) and the holotype is currently housed in the Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna. Both sexes are here diagnosed and illustrated, whereby the male is described for the first time.

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