Marusik Yu.M.1, Lehtinen P.2, Kovblyuk N.M.3 2005. Cozyptila, a new genus of crab spiders (Aranei: Thomisidae: Thomisinae: Coriarachnini) from the western Palaearctic // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.13 (for 2004). No.3: 151–163 [in English].

1 Institute for Biological Problems of the North, Russian Academy of Sciences, Magadan, Russia. E-mail:

2 Zoological Museum, Centre for Biodiversity, FIN 20014 University of Turku, Finland.

3 Zoology Department, V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University, Yaltinskaya str. 4, Simferopol 95007, Crimea, Ukraine.

Abstract. A new thomisid genus Cozyptila Lehtinen & Marusik, gen.n. is described with Ozyptila blackwalli Simon, 1875 as its type species. Two new species of this genus are described here from both sexes: C. guseinovorum Marusik & Kovblyuk, sp.n., type locality Azerbaijan, but known also from Stavropol Prov. of Russia, Crimea (Ukraine) and Turkey, and C. thaleri Marusik & Kovblyuk, sp.n. from Crimea (Ukraine). Generic status is suggested for the Nearctic subgenus Modysticus Gertsch, 1953, stat.n. (type species Oxyptila modesta Scheffer, 1904), formerly a subgenus of Ozyptila. The following new combinations are suggested: Cozyptila blackwalli (Simon, 1875) comb.n. ex Ozyptila; Modysticus modestus (Scheffer, 1904) comb.n., Modysticus floridanus (Banks, 1895) comb.n., Modysticus imitatus (Gertsch, 1953) comb.n., Modysticus okefinokensis (Gertsch, 1934) comb.n. and Demogenes nipponicus (Ono, 1975) comb.n., all ex Ozyptila. The complex taxonomic history of Ozyptila and its type species O. claveata (Walckenaer, 1837) is discussed.

KEY WORDS: Cozyptila, Modysticus, Ozyptila, new genus, new species, new combinations, new status, crab-spiders, Thomisidae.

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