Esyunin S.L.1, Tuneva T.K.2 2020. A review of the family Gnaphosidae in the fauna of the Urals (Aranei), 6. Taxonomic remarks and new records, with description of a new species // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.29. No.1: 103–120 [in English].

1 Perm State University, Bukireva Street 15, Perm 614600 Russia. E-mail:

2 Institute of Plants and Animals Ecology of the Ural branch of the RAS, 8 March Str. 202, Ekaterinburg 620144 Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.29.1.09

ABSTRACT. New taxonomic and faunistic data on the ground spiders of the family Gnaphosidae from the Cis-Ural steppe zone are presented based on extensive fieldwork conducted in the last decade. One species, Civizelotes aituar sp.n. (♂), is described as new. Taxonomic problems and distribution of 11 species are discussed: Civizelotes pygmaeus (Miller, 1943), Drassodes chybyndensis Esyunin et Tuneva, 2002, D. longispinus Marusik et Logunov, 1995, D. lutescens (C.L. Koch, 1839), D. platnicki Song, Zhu et Zhang, 2004, Drassyllus sur Tuneva et Esyunin, 2003, Gnaphosa lucifuga (Walckenaer, 1802), G. pilosa Saveljeva, 1972, Trachyzelotes manytchensis Ponomarev et Tsvetkov, 2006, Urozelotes trifidus Tuneva, 2003 and Zelotes rufi Efimik, 1997. All the studied species are diagnosed and illustrated. Two species names are synonymized: Drassodes natali Esyunin et Tuneva, 2002 syn.n. with D. platnicki Song, Zhu et Zhang, 2004 (the replacement name for D. lesserti Schenkel, 1936); and Zelotes fallax Tuneva et Esyunin, 2003 syn.n. with Z. rufi Efimik, 1997. Six species — Gnaphosa mandschurica Schenkel, 1963, Haplodrassus bohemicus Miller et Buchar, 1977, H. orientalis (L. Koch, 1866), Micaria bosmansi Kovblyuk et Nadolny, 2008, Parasyrisca arrabonica Szinetбr et Eichardt, 2009 and Talanites mikhailovi Platnick et Ovtsharenko, 1991 — are reported from Orenburg Area for the first time; one previously recorded species — Gnaphosa betpaki Ovtsharenko, Platnick et Song, 1992 — is excluded from the regional list.

KEY WORDS: Araneae, new combinations, new synonyms, redescription, spider, the steppe Cis-Urals.

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