Jäger P. 2008. Barylestis Simon, 1910 – first record in Asia with comments on its zoogeography (Araneae: Sparassidae: Heteropodinae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.17. No.1–2: 105–110 [in English].

Arachnology, Research Institute Senckenberg, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. E-mail: peter.jaeger@senckenberg.de

KEY WORDS: new species, Myanmar, Thailand, disjunct distribution.

ABSTRACT. Barylestis saaristoi sp.n. is described from two females from NW Thailand (Mae Hong Son Prov.; holotype) and from Myanmar (Karen/Kayin State; paratype). Female copulatory organs of B. insularis Simon, 1910 are illustrated for the first time, a diagnosis for the species is proposed. An extended diagnosis for the genus Barylestis is provided and relationships and zoogeographical aspects are discussed.

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