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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2017-02-20
Page range: 597–600
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A new species of Acantholycosa baltoroi-group (Araneae: Lycosidae, Pardosinae) from the Russian Far East

Institute for Biological Problems of the North, Portovaya Street 18, Magadan 685000, Russia. Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa. Zoological Museum, Biodiversity Unit, FI-20014 University of Turku, Finland
Zoological Museum, Biodiversity Unit, FI-20014 University of Turku, Finland Far Eastern Federal University, Sukhanova 8, Vladivostok 690950, Russia.
Araneae Lycosidae Pardosinae


Acantholycosa Dahl, 1908 is relatively large genus of wolf spiders with 28 named species and one subspecies (World Spider Catalog 2016) distributed in the Holarctic, though the majority of its species (24) is known from Russia. Although the genus is well studied due to several revisions (Marusik et al. 2004; Marusik & Omelko 2011; Omelko et al. 2016), its real species diversity remains unknown. A recent study of the collections of the Zoological Museum of Moscow State University revealed one undescribed species from Khabarovsk Province of Russia, belonging to the A. baltoroi-group of species. The main goals of this publications are the description of this new species and the proposition of an identification key to males of the A. baltoroi-group.



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