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Dragomir Dimitrov

(Associate Professor Dr)

Education: Ph.D. in Zoology — National Museum of Natural History, Sofia, 2018.

Speciality: Invertebrate Zoology.

Research interests

Spider systematics, evolution, and biogeography.
The role of the Black Sea Basin, as a cradle and refuge of European terrestrial biodiversity.

Editor in:

Biodiversity Data Journal


European Society of Arachnology


2020—2022 The Black Sea Basin, a cradle and refuge of European biodiversity — funded by the European Commission, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, H2020-MSCA-IF2019, grant 895672.
2021—2021 Taxonomic and faunistic studies on the spiders of the families Zodariidae and Dysderidae (Araneae) from Turkey in the collection of the Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt, Germany — funded by the Researcher Reunion Grant, Senckenberg.
2020—2023 Some clades are bigger than others: Understanding the variation in species diversity across the Tree of Life of the nocturnal ground-dwelling spiders — funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities, Spain.
Cybertaxonomic approach to phylogenetic studies of model invertebrate genera (Invertebrata, Arachnida, Insecta) clarifyng the problems of origin, formation and conservation of the Invertebrate Fauna of the Balkan Peninsula, funded by the National Science Fund, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria, Grant KP-06-H21/1-17.12.2018.
Studies on the biotic influence of Asia Minor in the formation of the Bulgarian spider fauna — funded by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science under the Research Program ‘Young scientists and postdoctoral students’, DCM # 577/17.08.2018.

Most recent publications

Dimitrov, D., Zonstein, S., 2022. A taxonomic contribution to the genus Brachythele Ausserer, 1871 (Araneae, Nemesiidae) with a description of a new species from Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. — Zootaxa, 5159 (4): 583—592. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.5159.4.7 [PDF]

Dimitrov, D., Bolzern, A., Arnedo, M., 2022. Bringing Tegenaria boitanii Brignoli, 1978 stat. rev. back to life with a review of the Tegenaria percuriosa-complex (Araneae: Agelenidae), description of a new species and insight into their phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history. — Systematics and Biodiversity, 20 (1): 2012297. doi:10.1080/14772000.2021.2012297

Dimitrov, D., 2022. A review of the genus Maimuna Lehtinen, 1967 (Araneae, Agelenidae) in Turkey, with a description of a new species. — Zootaxa, 5124 (3): 383—390. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.5124.3.7 [PDF]

Dimitrov, D., Naumova, M., 2021. A faunistic survey of the spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Sakar Mountain, Bulgaria. — Arachnology, 18 (7): 689—699. [PDF]

Dimitrov, D., Jäger, P., 2021. Coelotes vignai Brignoli, 1978 (Araneae: Agelenidae) from Turkey: first description of male and annotations on terminology of copulatory organs. — Biodiversity Data Journal, 9: e73127. doi:10.3897/BDJ.9.e73127 [PDF]

Dimitrov, D., 2021. Description of Dysdera zonsteini n. sp. (Arachnida: Araneae: Dysderidae) from Turkmenistan. — Zootaxa, 4938 (5): 588—594. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4938.5.6 [PDF]

Zamani, A., Dimitrov, D., Weiss, I., Alimohammadi, S., Rafiei-Jahed, R., Esyunin, S. L., Moradmand, M., Chatzaki, M., Marusik, Y. M., 2020. New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae), part VII. — Arachnology, 18 (6): 569—591. [PDF]

Dimitrov, D., 2020. Taxonomic contribution to the genus Zodarion Walckenaer, 1826 in Turkey with description of a new species (Araneae: Zodariidae). — Zootaxa, 4810 (2): 361—367. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4810.2.9 [PDF]

Dimitrov, D., 2020. Description of a new Tegenaria Latreille, 1804 from southern Turkey with remarks on the Tegenaria ariadnae species-complex (Arachnida, Araneae). — ZooKeys, 935: 47—55. doi:10.3897/zookeys.935.52089 [PDF]

Dimitrov, D., 2020. Are there any Tertiary relict species in the modern Bulgarian spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae)? — Arachnologische Mitteilungen, 59: 67—71. doi:10.30963/aramit5909 [PDF]

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