Marusik Yu.M.1, Kovblyuk M.M.2, Ponomarev A.V.3 2010. A new subfamily of amaurobiid spiders (Aranei: Amaurobiidae) from West Caucasus // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.19. No.4: 227–236 [in English].

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

2 Zoology Department, V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University, Yaltinskaya Street 4, Simferopol 95007, Ukraine. E-mail: kovblyuk@mail.ru

3 South Scientific Centre RAS, Chekhov Str., 41, Rostov-on-Don 344006 Russia. E-mail: ponomarev1952@mail.ru

KEY WORDS: RTA-clade, Amaurobioidea, new genus, new species, Russia.

ABSTRACT: A new ecribellate subfamily Ovtchinnikoviinae subfam.n. of Amaurobiidae has been described on the basis of Ovtchinnikovia caucasica gen.n. et sp.n. This group is characterized by a serrated keel on inner side of the cheliceral groove, lack of cribellum and lateral epigynal teeth, presence of feathery hairs and shape of copulatory organs.

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