Marusik Yu.M.1, Guseinov E.F.2, Koponen S.3 2003. Spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Azerbaijan. 2. Critical survey of wolf spiders (Lycosidae) found in the country with description of three new species and brief review of Palearctic Evippa Simon, 1885 // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.12. No.1: 47–65 [in English].

1 Institute for Biological Problems of the North, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan, 685000 Russia. E-mail:

2 Institute of Zoology, block 504, passage 1128, Baku 370073 Azerbaijan.

3 Zoological Museum, University of Turku, FIN-20014 Turku Finland. E-mail:

ABSTRACT: Three species new to science are described from Azerbaijan: Evippa apsheronica sp.n. (♀), E. caucasica sp.n. (♂) and Pardosa gusarensis sp.n. (♀). A survey of Evippa Simon, 1882 reported from the former USSR is given and six species are illustrated. Evippa potanini Schenkel, 1963 syn.n. was found to be a junior synonym of E. sjostedti Schenkel, 1936. Taxo­nomic status of Allohogna Roewer, 1955 and generic placement of some species are discussed. Trochosa hispanica Simon, 1870 was found in Azerbaijan and Caucasus for the first time. According to literature data and material studied the check-list of Azerbaijanian lycosids encompass 69 species belonging to 14 genera: Allohogna (1), Alopecosa (14), Arctosa (4), Aulonia (2), Evippa (2), Geolycosa (1), Hogna (4), Lycosa (1), Mustelicosa (1), Pardosa (29), Pirata (3), Trochosa (4), Wadicosa (1), Xerolycosa (2). Records of 12 species and one genus are doubtful and require confirmation.

KEY WORDS: Aranei, Lycosidae, Evippa, wolf spiders, check-list, Caucasus, Azerbaijan, new records, new species.

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