Marusik Yu.M.1, Böcher J.2, Koponen S.3 2006. The collection of Greenland spiders (Aranei) kept in the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.15. No.1: 59–80 [in English].

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

2 Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. E-mail:

3 Zoological Museum, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku, Finland. E-mail:

KEY WORDS: Aranei, Greenland, check-list, distribution, new synonym.

ABSTRACT. A check-list of 76 species found in Greenland is presented. Five species are reported from Greenland for the first time: Ceratinella ornatula Crosby et Bishop, 1925, Diplocentria rectangulata (Emerton, 1915), Silometopoides pampia (Chamberlin, 1948), Sisicus apertus (Holm, 1939) and Tarsiphantes latithorax Strand, 1905. A survey of new material reveals that two species were incorrectly identified by earlier workers: Pocadicnemis pumila (Blackwall, 1841) -> P. americana Millidge, 1976; Walckenaeria cuspidata Blackwall, 1833 -> W. c. brevicula (Crosby et Bishop, 1931). The genus Tarsiphantes Strand, 1905 is resurrected and removed from synonymy with Typhochrestus Simon, 1884 and Pannicularia Tanasevitch, 1983 (type P. sinuosa Tanasevitch, 1983) syn.n. is synonymised with Tarsiphantes. Erigone penessa Thorell, 1878 syn.n. is synonymised with E. arctica arctica (White, 1856). Dismodicus variegatus Jackson, 1938 is returned to synonymy with D. decemoculatus (Emerton, 1882). The independent status of Theridion ohlerti lundbecki (Sшrensen, 1898) is demonstrated.

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