Two new species of the spider genus Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805 (Araneae, Pholcidae) from Tajikistan, with the first description of female Pholcus sidorenkoi Dunin

Two new species of the genus Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805 are described from Tajikistan

 Tingting DONG 1, Guo ZHENG 2,*, Abdulaziz DAVLATOV3,6,7, Zhiyuan YAO4 & Shuqiang LI5,6,*

1,2  College of Life Science, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110034, China.
3,4,5  Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, the National Zoological Museum, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China.
6  University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China.
7  Institute of Zoology and Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of Republic of Tajikistan, Dushanbe 734025, Tajikistan.
*Corresponding authors: zhengguo@synu.edu.cn, lisq@ioz.ac.cn
1  Email: dongtt.xm@foxmail.com
3  Email: abdulaziz19@mail.ru
4  Email: yaozy@ioz.ac.cn
 
PubYear : 2017
Volume :  301
Publication Name :European Journal of Taxonomy 
Page number : 1–14
 
Abstract. Two new species of the genus Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805 are described from Tajikistan: Pholcus saidovi Yao & Li sp. nov. (♂♀) and P. shuguanensis Yao & Li sp. nov. (♂). The female of P. sidorenkoi Dunin, 1994 is reported for the first time. All belong to the P. nenjukovi species group.
 
Key words. Biodiversity, morphology, pholcid, Pholcinae, taxonomy.