The Checklist of the Spiders of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae) --- Version 2017



  Alireza Zamani is an Iranian arachnologist who received his B.Sc. in Animal Biology from University of Tehran. His main research interests are the taxonomy, systematics and distribution of Iranian spiders, in particular, selected groups of Mygalomorphae and Haplogynae. He has co-recorded over 150 new taxa for the fauna of Iran and has been involved with the description of several taxa as new to science. Currently, he is a M.Sc. student of Animal Biosystematics at the University of Tehran.
  Omid Mirshamsi is an Iranian arachnologist who received his PhD from University of Tehran, with a main interest toward the systematics and distribution of the scorpion family Buthidae in Iran. He is also interested in the distribution and taxonomy of spiders of NE Iran. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
  Yuri M. Marusik is a Russian arachnologist who graduated from the St. Petersburg State University in 1984, received his PhD in 1988 and his Dr. Sc. in 2007, and currently affiliated with Institute for Biological Problems of the North RAS. His research is connected with the taxonomy and distribution of different spider families. He has described over 500 new spider taxa (both extant and fossil), including 38 new genera and 2 subfamilies from tropics to high Arctic, and has published over 400 papers in collaboration with colleagues from over 25 countries.
  Majid Moradmand is an Iranian arachnologist who received his PhD from the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main and the Senckenberg Research Institute in 2013. He is a specialist on taxonomy of the spider family Sparassidae. He is interested in systematics, molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of spiders, especially those from Africa and south-west Asia. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Isfahan.
We are greatly thankful toward Parham Beyhaghi for his invaluable technical help regarding the preparation of the website from 2014 until now. 

 
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