Pterotricha pseudoparasyriaca Nuruyeva & Huseynov, 2016

Zamani, Alireza, Seiedy, Marjan, Saboori, Alireza & Marusik, Yuri M., 2018, The spider genus Pterotricha in Iran, with the description of a new genus (Araneae, Gnaphosidae), ZooKeys 777, pp. 17-41: 17

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Pterotricha pseudoparasyriaca Nuruyeva & Huseynov, 2016


Pterotricha pseudoparasyriaca Nuruyeva & Huseynov, 2016  Figs 4, 5, 16

Pterotricha pseudoparasyriaca  Nuruyeva & Huseynov, 2016: 214, f. 1-5, 11-15 (♂♀); Zamani et al. 2017: 63, f. 3B (♂).

Material examined.

IRAN: 1♀ ( ZMFUM), Ardebil Province: Aghkand-Khalkhak Rd., Karoo Vil., 37°24'3.6"N 48°07'4.8"E, 30 May 2017 (A. Abedini  ); 1♂ 1♀ ( ZUCT), Kordestan Province: Sanandaj, Noshur, May 2017 (A. Zamani); 2♀ ( ZUCT), Kordestan Province: Marivan, Bardeh Bakakar, May 2017 (A. Zamani).


Among Iranian Pterotricha  , this species is most similar to P. strandi  , which has a stylus of the embolus, a broad conductor, and a long septum. Males of the two species differ by the shape of the tibial apophysis (tapering in P. pseudoparasyriaca  vs. rectangular in P. strandi  ), a blunt tip of conductor in P. pseudoparasyriaca  vs. a sharply pointed tip in P. strandi  , as well as by the shape of the tegular apophysis (with an elongate base in P. pseudoparasyriaca  vs. unmodified in P. strandi  ) (Figs 4d, 5 a–c). Females of P. pseudoparasyriaca  are easily distinguished from those of P. strandi  by having a looped copulatory duct and a distinct, square epigynal fovea vs. copulatory duct short, unlooped and indistinct fovea (Figure 4e, f).


Well-described by Nuruyeva and Huseynov (2016).

Records in Iran.

Zanjan. New records: Ardebil, Kordestan (Figure 16).


Central eastern and southeastern Azerbaijan, western and northwestern Iran.