Tanasevitch A.V. 2018. Two new species of the family Linyphiidae from the Himalayas (Arachnida: Aranei) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.27. No.3: 239–243 [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

doi: 10.15298/arthsel. 27.3.08

ABSTRACT. Two new species of the family Linyphiidae are described from the Himalayas: Agyneta himalaya sp.n. from Nepal and Erigone jammu sp.n. from India. The new Agyneta Hull, 1911 seems to be most similar to the Siberian arcto-boreo-montane A. ripariensis Tanasevitch, 1984, and to the Nepalense A. jiriensis Wunderlich, 1983. The new Erigone Audouin, 1826 resembles the Palaearctic arcto-alpine E. remota L. Koch, 1869 and the nival E. lata Song et Li, 2008, the latter species described from the Hengduan Mts, China. Both new species are clearly distinguished from their most similar congeners by the structural details of the genitalia.

KEY WORDS: taxonomy, spiders, Agyneta, Erigone, Asia, India, Nepal, mountains.

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