Alexander Anatol'evich Fomichev

Alexander Anatol'evich Fomichev
Altai State University | ASU · Faculty of Biology

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A new genus, Daginesticus gen.n. with the type species, D. dzhamirzoevi sp.n. (♂♀) is described from the Caucasus based on morphological and molecular evidences. Three new combinations are proposed: Daginesticus mamajevae (Marusik, 1987) comb.n., Aituaria borutzkyi (Reimoser, 1930) comb.n. and Aituaria eriashvilii (Marusik, 1987) comb.n. (all ex. C...
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Four new species belonging to the Acantholycosa-complex from South Siberia (Russia and East Kazakhstan) are diagnosed, described and illustrated: Acantholycosa kulikovi sp. n. (♀, Kazakhstan), A. sergeevi sp. n. (♂, Russia), A. sidorovi sp. n. (♂♀, Russia) and Mongolicosa lizae sp. n. (♂♀, Russia). Previously unknown females of Acantholycosa levina...
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A new species, Dysdera mikhailovi sp. nov. (♀), is described from Tajikistan (nr. Dushanbe). A poorly known species Dysdera subcylindrica Charitonov, 1956 from Central Asia is redescribed based on newly collected material. Dysdera dushengi Lin, Chang et Li, 2020, known from western Xinjiang (China) is reported from Kazakhstan for the first time. (R...
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Bifurcia dersuuzalai sp. n. (Linyphiidae: Micronetinae) is described based on both sexes from the Primorsky krai (Maritime Province), Russia. The new species is similar to the Far Eastern B. maritima (Tanasevitch, 2010) and B. oligerae Marusik, Omelko et Koponen, 2016 but differs from both in the structure of the copulatory organs.
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Three new species namely Drassodex tajikistanicus sp. n. (♂), Zelotes anatolyi sp. n. (♂) and Zelotes khatlonicus sp. n. (♂♀) are described from Khatlon Region of Tajikistan. A new combination is proposed as Poecilochroa hamipalpis (Kroneberg, 1875) comb. n. (ex. Echemus), accompanied with a redescription of the species. Nomisia palaestina (O. Pick...
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The species Berlandina mesopotamicaAl-Khazali, 2020 was recently described from southern Iraq on the basis of males. Here the female is described and illustrated for the first time.
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The first record of the funnelweb spider Coelotes turkestanicus Ovtchinnikov, 1999 from the eastern Kazakhstan is presented. This species was previously known from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, southern Kazakhstan, and the Orenburg Oblast of Russia. The new record is located approximately 500 km northeast from the closest known locality of the species in...
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A new species of the burrowing wolf spider, Karakumosa reshetnikovi n. sp. (♀), from Tajikistan is diagnosed, illustrated and described. A brief discussion of the state of knowledge of the genus Karakumosa Logunov & Ponomarev, 2020 is provided.
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New observations of Oculicosa supermirabilis Zyuzin 1993 from new localities are presented. Notes on the habitat, map of all collecting localities and live photographs of a specimen and its peculiar burrow are given.
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A new genus, Platnick gen. n. , with three new species, P. shablyai sp. n. (♂, type species), P. astana sp. n. (♀) and P. sanglok sp. n. (♀), are described from Tajikistan. The male of the type species has a unique pair of longitudinal ventral postgastral scuta. Females have such scuta also, but they are much shorter. The new genus is placed in Lio...
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A new species of trachelid spiders, Trachelas crewsae sp. nov. is described from south-western Tajikistan based on both sexes. The new species is closely related to T. vulcani Simon, 1896 from South-East Asia but differs in the conformation of the copulatory organs and color pattern.
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The paper reports six species of spiders from five families found in three caves located in the Altai Krai, Novosibirsk Oblast and Kemerovo Oblast of Russia. One troglophilic species, Improphantes improbulus (Simon, 1929) is recorded from Siberia and the Altai Mountains for the first time and another troglophile species, Metellina merianae (Scopoli...
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A poorly known species of spitting spider from a monotypic genus, Scyloxes asiatica Dunin 1992, is redescribed based on the types and newly collected material. The species is reported for the first time outside of its type locality. Digital photographs and map of distribution records of S. asiatica are provided.
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Three new species of Segestria Latreille, 1804 are described from the East Palaearctic: Segestria nekhaevae sp. n. (♀, Tajikistan), S. shtoppelae sp. n. (♂♀, Kazakhstan), and S. fengi sp. n. (♂♀, China). Two other species found in Asia, S. turkestanica Dunin, 1986 (Central Asia) and S. nipponica Kishida, 1913 (Japan) are illustrated. Segestria is r...
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Three new species, Gnaphosa aksuensis sp. n., G. mataica sp. n., and G. prashkevichi sp. n., are described based on both sexes from Eastern Kazakhstan. Descriptions, illustrations, and maps showing records are provided. The new species represent a monophyletic rasnitsyni-group together with four Mongolian species.
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Three new species of Parasyrisca Schenkel, 1963 belonging to the potanini-group are described from Western Mongolia: P. platnicki sp. n., P. polchaninovae sp. n. and P. szinetari sp. n. Each species description is based on both sexes. Both the male and female of P. platnicki sp. n. possess some copulatory organ characters unknown in other species o...
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Дан список Gnaphosidae зарегистрированных в Алтайских горах (114 видов из 15 родов). Произведено сравнение показателей эндемизма, а также таксономического состава фауны пауков-Гнафозид Алтая и других горных территорий Северной Евразии. Оценена роль Алтая как центра видового разнообразия некоторых родов Gnaphosidae. Приведены данные о видовом разноо...
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Zootaxa 4497 (2): 271-284 Abstract Five new species from Mongolia belonging to the Acantholycosa-complex are diagnosed and described: Acantholycosa vahterae sp. n. (♂♀, Govi-Altai Aimag), A. kronestedti sp. n. (♂♀, Govi-Altai Aimag), Mongolicosa azarkinae sp. n. (♂♀, Khovd Aimag), M. cherepanovi sp. n. (♀, Bayan-Ölgii Aimag) and M. ozkutuki sp. n....
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Until recently only 33 species of spiders had been known from Iraq. New material collected in northern Iraq reveals 20 species, 13 genera and six families new to the country. One species, Pterotricha arzhantsevi sp. n. is described as new to science. Comparative figures are provided for seven species; the 54 species currently known from Iraq are li...
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Both sexes of three new species of Parasyriscaare described from Eastern Kazakhstan and Western Mongolia: P. kosachevi sp.n., P. sulaki sp.n., and P. tronovorum sp.n. All new species were collected in highlands at elevations from 2700 to 3700 m. The female of P. volynkini Fomichev, 2016 from the Altai Mountains (South Siberia, Russia) is described...
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A new species, Chalcoscirtus sinevi sp. n., from the Altai Mountains (South Siberia) is described on the basis of both sexes. The new species is closely related to C. grishkanae Marusik, 1988 from North-Eastern Siberia and Transbaikalia, which is also illustrated. Molecular evidences supporting a separate species status of the new species are provi...
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A new genus, Dzhungarocosa gen. n., with three new species D. ballarini sp. n., D. omelkoi sp. n. and D. zhishengi sp. n. are described from Dzhungarian Alatau Mt. Range in South-East Kazakhstan. All species are described based on both sexes and D. omelkoi sp. n. was selected as the type species of the genus. All three species were collected among...
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Gnaphosa zonsteini Fomichev & Marusik, 2017, belonging to the rasnitsyni-group, was recently described from western Mongolia based on both sexes (Fomichev & Marusik 2017). This species was named in honour of our colleague and friend Sergei L. Zonstein (Tel Aviv, Israel) on occasion of his 60th birthday. While describing it, we overlooked that this...
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Two new species: Berlandina litvinovi sp. n. and Gnaphosa zonsteini sp. n. are described based on both sexes from Western Mongolia. The females of Berlandina koponeni Marusik, Fomichev & Omelko, 2014 and Berlandina nakonechnyi Marusik, Fomichev & Omelko, 2014 are described for the first time. Gnaphosa ustyuzhanini Fomichev, Marusik & Omelko, 2013,...
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Two new species of Mongolicosa Marusik, Azarkina et Koponen, 2004 are described from Mongolia: M. przhewalskii sp. n. (♀♂) and M. uncia sp. n. (♀♂). A map with distribution records of all known Mongolicosa species and descriptions of new species are provided.
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Five species of Chilopoda from East Kazakhstan Region are recorded in Kazakhstan for the first time: Lamyctes (Lamyctes) emarginatus (Newport, 1844), Lithobius (Monotarsobius) crassipes L. Koch, 1862, Lithobius (Monotarsobius) steppicus Farzalieva et Zalesskaja, 2002, Lithobius (Lithobius) forficatus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Scutigera coleoptrata (Linn...
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p>A poorly known species of pirate spider belonging to a monotypic genus, Ermetus inopinabilis Ponomarev, 2008, is redescribed in details based on types and other material. Digital photographs and SEM micrographs are provided to illustrate its specific features. The species and genus are reported for the first time from Altai and Tuva. </p
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Asagena semideserta (Ponomarev, 2005) comb. n. is proposed for the poorly known spider species Steatoda semideserta Ponomarev, 2005, previously known only from Western Kazakhstan. In order to illustrate affinities of this species, we provide a detailed redescription supported by drawings, digital photographs and SEM micrographs We report it for the...
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Four new species of Synaphosus are described from Central Asia: S. shmakovi sp. n. (Western Mongolia), S. ovtsharenkoi sp. n. (♀, Central Mongolia), S. mongolicus sp. n. (South-Western Mongolia) and S. saidovi sp. n. (Tajikistan). New faunistic records and illustrations of S. palearcticus Ovtsharenko, Levy & Platnick, 1994 and S. turanicus Ovtshare...
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A new species of ground spider, Parasyrisca golyakovi sp. n. is described based on female from the Altai Mountains. A previously unknown female of P. ulykpani Ovtsharenko, Platnick & Marusik, 1995 is described for the first time.
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p>New records of 12 species found in Mongolia for the first time are provided. One of them – Dipoena yutian Hu et Wu, 1989 – previously known only from Xinjiang Province of China is illustrated.</p
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A list of 65 spider species collected from the Tigirek State Nature Reserve (Altai Territory) is provided. Of them, 22 species are recorded from the reserve for the first time and six species are new to the Altai Mountains. A new species, Parasyrisca volynkini sp.n. (♂) is described. Two species are illustrated: The poorly-illustrated female of Lep...
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Two species previously known from East Kazakhstan, Acantholycosa katunensis Marusik, Azarkina & Koponen, 2004, known from the holotype male, and A. kurchumensis Marusik, Azarkina & Koponen, 2004, syn. n. known from females, are synonymized, and priority is given to A. katunensis. Acantholycosa katunensis is reported for the first time in the Russia...
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A list of 96 spider species found in Altai is provided. 17 species are recorded for the Altai Republic for the first time. One of them, Zelotes helanshan Tang, Urita, Song & Zhao 1997, was found in Russia for the first time. Species new to Russia, two poorly known species, Bolyphantes punctulatus (Holm 1939) and Xysticus sjostedti Schenkel 1936, an...
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A previously unknown male of D. kaszabi Loksa, 1965 is described for the first time, and the female is redescribed. The species is known from Western Mongolia and Western Tuva.
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Alopecosa Simon, 1885 is a large genus of wolf spiders containing more than 166 named species (World Spider Catalog 2015), of which 81 valid species have been recorded from the territory of ex-USSR (Mikhailov 2013). In the mountains of South Siberia, to which the Altai Mts belong, 35 species of Alopecosa have been recorded to date (Mikhailov 2013),...
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Fedotovia Charitonov, 1946 is a genus of Gnaphosinae earlier known to contain only two species: F. uzbekistanica Charitonov 1946 (♂♀, type species) and F. mongolica Marusik, 1993 (♀). Revision of available material reveals two more species, both from Mongolia: F. mikhailovi sp. n. (♂♀) and F. feti sp. n. (♂♀). All four species have very similar cop...
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A new species Xysticus novokhatskyii sp.n. from the Altai (South Siberia) is described on the basis of both sexes. The new species is closely related to X. tyshchenkoi Marusik et Logunov, 1995 from Middle Asia, which is also illustrated. X. mongolicus Schen-kel, 1963 is recorded from the Russian Altai for the first time. РЕЗЮМЕ: С Алтая (Южная Сиби...
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A new species, Xysticus lehtineni sp.n., is described from South Siberia on the basis of both sexes. It is closely related to X. baltistanus (Ca-poriacco, 1935) known from northern Pakistan to northeastern Asia. The two species clearly differ in size, abdominal pattern, spination and in the shape of the copulatory organs (male palp and female epigy...
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Two new species: Gnaphosa khovdensis sp. n. (♂) and G. esyunini sp. n. (♂♀) are described from Khovd Aimag of Mongolia. Descriptions, figures, diagnosis and map of the records are provided. The new species are assigned to a monophyletic group together with the recently described G. ustyuzhanini Fomichev et al., 2013.
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Five new species of Berlandina Dalmas, 1922 are described from Mongolia: B. koponeni sp. n. (♂), B. mishenini sp. n. (♂), B. nakonechnyi sp. n. (♂), B. ovtsharenkoi sp. n. (♂♀) and B. yakovlevi sp. n. (♂♀). Nine other species occurring in Mongolia and adjacent Russia, China and Kazakhstan are illustrated: B. caspica Ponomarev, 1979; B. hui Song, Zh...
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A new species of ground spider, Gnaphosa ustyuzhanini sp.n. is described based on two males from western Mongolia. The new species belongs to the muscorum group and can be easily differentiated from other species within the group by the shape of the tibial and median apophyses and also by the shape of the embolus.
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Arthropoda Selecta 22(1): 83–92 ABSTRACT. A list of 65 spider species (excluding unidentified) collected in East Kazakhstan Region in 2011 and 2012 is provided. A new species, Zaitunia zonsteini sp.n. (). is described. 19 species are record-ed for East Kazakhstan for the first time, including 3 species new to the Kazakhstan Republic. Poorly known s...
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With 26 named species (Platnick 2011), Acantholycosa Dahl, 1908 is a relatively large Holarctic genus in the wolf spider subfamily Pardosinae Simon, 1898. Acantholycosa was recently revised and 17 species were described as new to science (Marusik et al. 2004). The majority of species occur in Northern Asia and the highest species diversity is known...
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Arthropoda Selecta 20(2): 117–123 ABSTRACT. A survey of 14 species found in the Altai, for the first time is presented. The male of Dras-sodes katunensis Marusik, Hippa & Koponen, 1996, is described for the first time. Two species: Gnaphosa banini Marusik & Koponen, 2001, and Pardosa nenili-ni Marusik, 1995, are recorded from Russia for the first t...
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Parasyrsca is a Holarctic gnaphosid genus which currently includes 46 species (Platnick, 2010). Although it is found both in the Palaearctic and Nearctic only one species is known from the Western Nearctic, P. orites (Chamberlin & Gertsch, 1940). The majority of species occur in the mountains of Central Asia, South Siberia, and the Caucasus. The ge...

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