Saaya A.D. 2020. [Crane flies (Diptera, Tipulidae) of the Western Sayan Mountain Range, South Siberia, Russia] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.19. No.5: 245–249 [in Russian, with English summary].
Tuvinian Institute for the Exploration of Natural Resources, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Internacionalnaya Str. 117A, Kyzyl 667007 Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
ABSTRACT. 30 crane fly species from four genera are represented in the fauna of Western Sayan, South Siberia, Russia, of which 27 species and two genera, Prionocera and Tanyptera, are recorded for the first time. Comparative analysis shows the similarity of the fauna with those of adjoining regions of Tuva (43%) and Mountain Altai (38%). East Palaearctic species prevail in the region, six species, N. stackelbergi, T. hovsgolensis, T. namhaidorji, T. rubicunda, T. tshernovskii and T. longitudinalis, are limited in their distribution by the central part of Palearctic, and three species, T. hovsgolensis, O. namhaidorji and O. rubicunda, only occur in the Altai-Sayan mountain system. Six species, T. recticornis, T. timptonensis, T. stenostyla, T. tundrensis, T. aino and T. nigrolamina are characterized by disjunctive areals.
KEY WORDS: Western Sayan Range, fauna, Tipulidae.