Tanasevitch A.V., Piterkina T.V.1 2007. Four new species of the spider family Linyphiidae (Aranei) from clay semidesert of Western Kazakhstan // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.16. No.1: 23–28 [in English].

1 Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospect, 33, Moscow 119071, Russia. E-mail: piterkina@yandex.ru

KEY WORDS: Spiders, Linyphiidae, new species, Kazakhstan, desert steppe.

ABSTRACT. Four species of the family Linyphiidae, i.e., Improphantes contus sp.n., Silometopus crassipedis sp.n., Trichoncus villius sp.n., and Walckenaeria stepposa sp.n. are described from clay semidesert of Western Kazakhstan (environs of Dzhanybek).

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