Revision of the genus Berinda (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) in the East Mediterranean with the description of two new species
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Berinda is a small genus of the family Gnaphosidae (Araneae) known only from the East Mediterranean. Up to now three species were known, namely B. amabilis Roewer, 1928, B. ensigera (O.P.-Cambridge, 1874), and B. aegilia Chatzaki, 2002, all recorded from the Greek islands (B. amabilis is also recorded from Uzbekistan and Turkey) and the mainland (B. ensigera). In this paper we revise the genus adding new records of the previously recorded species and a new synonymy for B. ensigera (Haplodrassus grazianoi Caporiacco, 1948) and describe two new species, one found on the island of Cyprus, B. cypria Chatzaki & Panayiotou n.sp., and one found in Kayseri, Central Anatolia, Turkey, B. hakani Chatzaki & Seyyar n.sp., thus leading to a total of five species included in this genus.