FIRST RECORD OF THE CELLAR SPIDER GENUS NITA HUBER & EL-HENNAWY, 2007 (ARANEAE, PHOLCIDAE) FROM IRAQ

  • Ishraq Mohammed Baker Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Hayder Badry Ali Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Hula Younis Fadhil Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Araneae, Iraq, Nita, Pholcidae, spiders

Abstract

    The current study presents the cellar spiders genus Nita Huber & El-Hennawy, 2007 (Araneae, Pholcidae) as the first record for Iraq spider fauna, this genus represented by the species Nita elsaff Huber & El-Hennawy, 2007 were identified based on morphological characteristics and DNA sequence data. A short morphological description is also presented for cellar spiders listed in Iraq; including this species in addition to Artema Atlanta Walckenaer, 1837.

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2019-12-26
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