Marusik Yu.M.1, Mikhailov K.G.2 2010. First description of the male of Castianeira arnoldii Charitonov, 1946 (Aranei: Corinnidae) from Central Asia, and a survey of Palaearctic Castianeira // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.19. No.2: 91–95 [in English].

1 Institute for Biological Problems of the North RAS, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan 685000 Russia. E-mail: yurmar@mail.ru

2 Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University, Bolshaya Nikistkaya Str. 6, Moscow 125009 Russia. E-mail: mikhailov2000@gmail.com

KEY WORDS: Aranei, spiders, Corinnidae, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan.

ABSTRACT. The male of Castianeira arnoldii Charitonov, 1946, is described for the first time, and the female is redescribed. The species is distributed from western Turkmenistan to eastern Uzbekistan. C. arnoldii is likely to be a senior synonym of C. rugosa Denis, 1958, described from northern Afghanistan. All 13 species of Castianeira known from Palaearctic and adjacent regions of South-East Asia have been listed. In Eurasia, the highest species diversity for this genus is in China.

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