Zonstein S.L. 2014. A new species of the trapdoor spider genus Ummidia Thorell, 1875 (Aranei: Ctenizidae) from Afghanistan // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.23. No.3: 269–271 [in English].

Department of Zoology, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, 69978 Tel-Aviv, Israel. E-mail: znn@post.tau.ac.il

KEY WORDS: Burrowing spiders, Mygalomorphae, ctenizids, taxonomy, Central Asia.

ABSTRACT. Ummidia mischi sp.n. is described from the three males collected from south Afghanistan (Kandagar). The new species can be distinguished from the closest congener U. ganjinoi (Andreeva, 1968) by the noticeably narrower carapace, the more widely spaced anterior median eyes, the longer palpal tibia and details of the distal part of embolus.

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