Kovblyuk M.M.1, Nadolny A.A. 2009. The spider genus Trachelas L. Koch, 1872 in Crimea and Caucasus with the description of Paratrachelas gen.n. (Aranei: Corinnidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.18. No.1–2: 35–46 [in English].
Zoology Department, National Taurida V.I. Vernadsky University, Yaltinskaya street 4, Simferopol 95007 Ukraine. E-mail: 1 firstname.lastname@example.org
KEY WORDS: spiders, Trachelas, Paratrachelas gen.n., redescriptions, new distribution records, phenology, Crimea, Abkhazia, Ingushetia.
ABSTRACT. The Corinnidae genus Paratrachelas gen.n. is described with P. maculatus Thorell, 1875 comb.n. (ex Trachelas L. Koch, 1872) as its type species and with an additional species P. acuminus (Zhu et An, 1988) comb.n. (ex Trachelas) from China and Korea. The type species of Trachelas (T. minor O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872) is re-described. T. minor is recorded for the first time from Crimea and Ukraine, and for Ingushetia (Russia) and Abkhazia. Diagnostic drawings, distribution, spatial distribution and phenology are provided for both Trachelas minor and Paratrachelas maculatus.