• Azhar Mohammed Al-khazali Department of Science, Branch Biology, College of Basic Education, University of Sumer, Dhi Qar, Iraq
  • Shurouq Abdullah Najim Natural History Museum, Universty of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
Keywords: Araneae, Artema doriae, Cellar spiders, First record, Iraq


    The family Pholcidae represented by the species Artema doriae )Thorell, 1881) is recorded in Iraq for the first time.So far, 23 families of spiders have been recorded in Iraq.

     In this paper, we add a new family and a description of a species belonging to this family in the checklist of Iraqi spider fauna.


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