Marusik Yu.M.1, Fritzén N.R.2, Song Daxiang3. 2007. On spiders (Aranei) collected in central Xinjiang, China // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.15 (for 2006). No.3: 259–276 [in English].

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

2 Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, P.O. Box 65, FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. E-mail:

3 College of Life Sciences, Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei Province 071002, China (deceased).

Key words. New record, China, Xinjiang, spiders, distribution, redescription.

Abstract. The present paper deals with 83 species (including some unidentified species) belonging to 54 genera and 14 families collected in Xinjiang, China. Among them, two genera (Metellina Chamberlin et Ivie, 1941 and Sibirocosa Marusik et al., 2004) and 10 species (with asterisk before scientific name) are new records from China, and 17 species found in Xinjiang possibly new to science. Synonymy of Embylna logunovi Marusik et Koponen, 1998 and Emblyna wangi (Song et Zhou, 1986) was confirmed. Illustrations of species new to China or poorly known taxa are presented. Male of Sibiricosa alpina Marusik et al., 2004 is described for the first time. A new combination Mughiphantes yadongenis (Hu, 2001) comb.n. ex. Lepthyphantes was established. Comments on taxonomy and distribution range and biological notes are given as well.

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