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1 December 2009 On the charitonovi species group of the spider genus Coelotes (Araneae: Amaurobiidae)
Xin-Ping Wang, Ming-Sheng Zhu
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Eight spider species of the genus Coelotes from Central Asia and the Near East currently assigned to the charitonovi species group are described. Four species, Coelotes charitonovi Spassky 1939, C. juglandicola Ovtchinnikov 1984, C. nenilini Ovtchinnikov 1999, and C. turkestanicus Ovtchinnikov 1999 are previously known from both sexes, and four others, C. caudatus de Blauwe 1973, C. arganoi Brignoli 1978, C. coenobita Brignoli 1978, and C. vignai Brignoli 1978 are known only from females. The dorsal views of the epigynum of C. juglandicola, C. caudatus, and C. vignai are illustrated and described for the first time.

Xin-Ping Wang and Ming-Sheng Zhu "On the charitonovi species group of the spider genus Coelotes (Araneae: Amaurobiidae)," The Journal of Arachnology 37(3), 272-281, (1 December 2009).
Received: 24 December 2008; Published: 1 December 2009
Central Asia
Near East
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