Chemeris A.N.1, Kovblyuk N.M.2 2006. A contribution to the knowledge of the harvestman fauna of the Crimea (Arachnida: Opiliones) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.14 (for 2005). No.4: 305–328 [in English].

1 Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology and Soil Sciences, Tomsk State University, Lenin Av. 36, Tomsk 634010 Russia. E-mail:

2 Department of Zoology, V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University, Yaltinskaya Str. 4, Simferopol 95007 Crimea Ukraine.

KEY WORDS: Opiliones, faunistics, new species, descriptions, distribution, the Crimea.

ABSTRACT. This paper presents the results of a study of Crimean opilionids collected by the second author from 1999–2001. In total, seven species from the families Dicranolasmatidae and Phalangiidae are (re)described; for five of them illustrations and distributional maps are provided. Two species, Zacheus simpheropolensis sp.n. (♂) and Rilaena crimeana sp.n. (♂♀) are described as new. Finally, phenological data and landscape distribution of the studied Crimean species are provided.

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