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Hersiliola bayrami sp. n. (Araneae: Hersiliidae)

Material: Holotype 1  Antalya Province, Korkuteli District, Datköy Village (37°02’N,30°14’E), 13.vii.2010 (leg. T. DANIŞMAN). Paratypes 1 , 2 subadult , together with holotype. All the specimens were preserved in 70% ethanol. The type material was collectedduring the day by hand aspirator from under stones and is deposited in the collection of the Arachnological Museum of Krkkale University (KUAM), Turkey.

Etymology. The species is named in honor of Prof. Dr Abdullah BAYRAM, who has made an important contribution to Turkish arachnology.

Zoology in the Middle East 55, 2012: 85-88.

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Leiurus abdullahbayrami (Scorpionida: Buthidae)

Abstract: Currently, medically significant scorpion species belong to the Buthidae family and are represented by the genera Androctonus, Buthus, Mesobuthus, Hottentotta, Parabuthus, Tityus, Centruroides, Leiurus. Although Leiurus was originally considered a monotypic genus, four additional species have since been described. Leiurus abdullahbayrami (previously identified as L. quinquestriatus in Turkey) was classified as a new Leiurus species. This is the first report conducted on the lethality and biologic effects of L. abdullahbayrami scorpion venom in mice. In this study, the electrophoretic protein pattern of its venom was also determined. Two protein bands with molecular masses of 4 and 6 kDa were more strongly detected than other protein bands in the venom sample. Electrophoresis showed that L. abdullahbayrami scorpion venom possesses both short- and long-chain neurotoxins. The median lethal dose of this venom was found to be 0.19 mg/kg by subcutaneous (SC) injection in mice. Animals experimentally envenomed with L. abdullahbayrami venom exhibited hyperexcitability, agitation, aggressive behavior, squeaking and fighting, tachypnea, weakness, convulsions, and death due to cardiac and respiratory failure. In further studies, the potency of antivenom should be investigated in relation to the scorpion venom. Molecular and pharmacological studies are also required to identify and characterize L. abdullahbayrami scorpion venom.

Palliduphantes bayrami sp. n. (Araneae: Linyphiidae)

Type Data. Holotype % (NUAM), TURKEY: Karaman Province, Ermenek District, Manaspoli Cave (36°38’N, 32°51’E) 11.VII.2006, leg. Hakan Demir and Aydın Topu. Paratypes 4 $, (NUAM), together with holotype, leg. Hakan Demir and Aydõn Topu.

Etymology. The new species is named in honor of the Turkish arachnologist Prof. Dr. Abdullah Bayram.

Tegenaria bayrami sp. n. (Araneae: Agelenidae)

Abstract: A new species of the spider genus Tegenaria Latreille, 1804 is described, based on newly collected specimens from Turkey. Detailed morphological descriptions, diagnosis and fi gures of the copulatory organs of both sexes are presented. Finally, a checklist and distribution maps for Turkish Tegenaria species are provided.

Etymology.The species is named in honor of Prof. Dr. Abdullah Bayram, who has made an important contribution to Turkish arachnology.

Gylippus (Hemigylippus) bayrami sp. n. (Solifugae: Gylippidae)

Abstract: Gylippus (Hemigylippus) bayrami n. sp. from northeast Turkey is described and illustrated. Differences between the new species and related species are discussed..

Etymology. Gylippus (Hemigylippus) bayrami sp. n. from Turkey with comparative remarks on the species of the subgenus Gylippus (Hemigylippus) Birula (Solifugae: Gylippidae).

Zoology in the Middle East.61:1, 69-75. (2015)

(Impact Factor: 0.41) DOI: 10.1080 09397140.2014.994297.