Marusik Yu.M.1, Ballarin F.2, Omelko M.M.3, Koponen S.4 2014. On new and interesting records of spiders from northern Pakistan and India (Aranei) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.23. No.4: 415–424 [in English].
1 Institute for Biological Problems of the North of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Portovaya Str. 18, 685000 Magadan, Russia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China. E-mail: email@example.com
3 Far Eastern Federal University, Sukhanova, 8, Vladivostok 690950 Russia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Zoological Museum, University of Turku, FI-20014, Turku, Finland. E-mail: email@example.com
KEY WORDS: Aranei, Gnaphosidae, Lycosidae, Theridiidae, India, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Himalaya.
ABSTRACT. The present work shows new faunistic and taxonomic data on nine species from Northern Pakistan and India belonging to the families Gnaphosidae, Lycosidae and Theridiidae. Berlandina afghana Denis, 1958, Parasyrisca alai Ovtsharenko, Platnick et Marusik, 1995, Pardosa algoides Schenkel, 1963, and Leptodrassex memorialis (Spassky, 1940) are reported for the first time in the Pakistanian fauna; Pardosa haupti Song, 1995, is new for India and Gnaphosa dege Ovtsharenko, Platnick et Song, 1992 and Enoplognatha diodonta Zhu et Zhang, 1992, are new for both the countries. New distribution data are provided for Micaria lenzi Bösenberg, 1899 and M. pulcherrima Caporiacco, 1935. Berlandina afghana Denis, 1958 is removed from the synonymy of B. plumalis (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872). An unusual structure was found and illustrated in epigyne of Leptodrassex memorialis. All nine species are illustrated and comments on their taxonomy and distribution are provided.