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Published: 2021-07-29

A new species of Raveniola (Araneae, Nemesiidae) from Western Tien-Shan

Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Klausner 12, 69978 Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Aranei spider Mygalomorphae Kyrgyzstan Chatkal Mts. Sary-Chelek Reserve Araneae


An illustrated description of Raveniola mikhailovi sp. n. from Chatkal Mt. Ridge is provided. The new taxon resembles R. virgata (Simon, 1891); it differs from the latter species in having a somewhat more compact eye group, combined with a narrower tegulum and a relatively longer embolus, and with noticeably longer inner stalks of the spermathecae.


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How to Cite

ZONSTEIN, S. (2021). A new species of <em>Raveniola</em> (Araneae, Nemesiidae) from Western Tien-Shan. Zootaxa, 5006(1), 208–212.