Six new species of Leptodes Dejean, 1834 are described from caves in southern parts of Iran: Leptodes (Leptodes) chakchakensis sp. nov., L. (Leptodes) farashahi sp. nov., L. (Mesoleptodes) karmaniae sp. nov., L. (Mesoleptodes) khanensis sp. nov., L. (Mesoleptodes) persiae sp. nov., L. (Mesoleptodes) shapouri sp. nov. The species Leptodes (Mesoleptodes) kulzeri Kaszab, 1959 and L. (Mesoleptodes) solieri Semenov, 1909 are redescribed based on recently collected specimens. An identification key to the nine Leptodes species known from Iran is given.
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Vol. 66 • No. 4