Tanasevitch A.V. 2017. A new Dactylopisthes Simon, 1884 from the Caucasus (Aranei: Linyphiidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.26. No.1: 63–65 [in English].

A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospekt 33, Moscow 119071, Russia. E-mail: tanasevitch@gmail.com

KEY WORDS: spiders, Erigoninae, new species, highlands, Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia.

ABSTRACT. A new species, Dactylopisthes khatipara sp.n., is described based on a single male from the highland North Caucasus. The new species is most similar to the arcto-boreo-montane D. video (Chamberlin et Ivie, 1947), but is well distinguished by the shape of the palpal tibia, as well as by structural details of the distal suprategular apophysis and the embolic division. The genus Dactylopisthes Simon, 1884 is new to the fauna of the Caucasus. The female described by Denis [1955] as the corresponding sex for Diplocephalus culminicola Simon, 1884 actually belongs to another species of an unidentified genus.

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