New data of spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Cyprus. 1. Dysderidae found in caves

Zookeys. 2019 Feb 18:(825):43-53. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.825.29029. eCollection 2019.


This paper is the first in a series describing the previously unstudied cave spiders from Cyprus. Two new species, Dysderocrateskibrisensis sp. n. and Harpacteakalavachiana sp. n., are described. Detailed morphological descriptions and diagnostic characteristics are presented. This is the first report of the genus Dysderocrates Deeleman-Reinhold & Deeleman, 1988 from Cyprus.

Keywords: Biospeleology; Mediterranean; cavernicolous; island; troglobiont.