| SPIDERS OF THE GENERA DRASSODES AND HAPLODRASSUS (ARANEAE, GNAPHOSIDAE) FROM ISRAEL |
GERSHOM LEVY A1
A1 Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, The Hebrew University of, Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
The Gnaphosidae of Israel are addressed in general and the genera Drassodes and Haplodrassus are reviewed in particular. With a great many synonyms and misidentifications cleared up, seven species of Drassodes and eight species of Haplodrassus are recognized. Detailed diagnostic illustrations and comments on the systematics, ecology, records, and the pertinent literature are provided for each species. The following new synonyms are defined: Drassodes chybyndensis Esyunin and Tuneva, 2001 = D. lacertosus (O.P.-Cambridge, 1872); D. rehobothicus Strand, 1915, D. pseudomorosus Strand, 1915, and D. omalosis Roewer, 1928 = D. unicolor (O.P.-Cambridge, 1872); D. louisianus Roddy, 1957 = D. serratichelis (Roewer, 1928); D. maindroni Simon, 1897, D. persimilis Denis, 1937, and D. mazurae Esyunin and Tuneva, 2001 = D. lutescens (C.L. Koch, 1839); D. aegyptius O.P.-Cambridge, 1874 and D. cyrenaicus Caporiacco, 1933 = D. alexandrinus (O.P.-Cambridge, 1874); Haplodrassus gridellii Caporiacco, 1949 = H. pugnans (Simon, 1880); Drassus denotatus O.P.-Cambridge, 1874, Drassodes palaestinensis Strand, 1915, Scotophaeus desertorum Caporiacco, 1928, and Haplodrassus maroccanus Denis, 1956 = H. dalmatensis (L. Koch, 1866); Scotophaeus walteri Roewer, 1928 = H. creticus (Roewer, 1928); H. vignai Di Franco, 1996 = H. invalidus (O.P.-Cambridge, 1872). The new species described are: Haplodrassus mediterraneus, H. atarot, and H. lilliputanus.
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