The Spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria

The Spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria

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Uroctea durandi
Uroctea durandi (Latreille, 1809), © C. Deltshev pinx.

The Spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria

Blagoev, G., Deltshev, C. & Lazarov, S.

The present check list is based on the incorporation of all available published records on the distribution of spiders in Bulgaria. A total of 1038 spider species group taxa from 43 families were established, due to the review of 248 literature items. The principal paper is ‘A critical check list of Bulgarian spiders (Araneae)’ (Deltshev & Blagoev, 2001), where 910 species based on 173 publications, together with all taxonomic changes published in the literature are listed. Now, these data are complemented by 75 papers and 13 species are still unpublished (marked in the list with red •). This check list also contains a comprehensive list of all publications on Bulgarian spiders (in the chapter References), published between 1876 and 2015.

For contacts:

Dr Gergin Blagoev
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
University of Guelph
579 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 CANADA


Dr Christo Deltshev
National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd
1000 Sofia, BULGARIA


Dr Stoyan Lazarov
National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd
1000 Sofia, BULGARIA


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