Volume 41 - Issue 1 - 9 - 20

Genus Scytodes Latreille, 1804 in Turkey (Araneae, Scytodidae) ​

Türkiye’de Scytodes Latreille, 1804 Cinsi (Araneae, Scytodidae)

Asurvey of the Scytodes Latreille, 1804 in Turkey is presented. So far, only two species, S. thoracica (Latreille, 1802) and S. velutina Heineken and Lowe, 1832 have been known from Turkey. Here, we record S. kinzelbachi Wunderlich, 1995 for the first time from Turkey, which was originally described from Jordan. All available information on these little known Scytodidae species is presented along with comments on their distribution patterns in Turkey. All species occurring in Turkey are illustrated and key to them is provided. Additional information, illustrations and interspecific comparisons are also provided involving some other members of the Scytodes from Middle East, which may actually have distribution ranges reaching Turkey; and from these species, we record S. univittata Simon, 1882 for the first time from Iran. 

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