Chemeris A.N.1, Kovblyuk N.M.2 2006. A contribution to the knowledge of the harvestman fauna of the Crimea (Arachnida: Opiliones) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.14 (for 2005). No.4: 305–328 [in English].

1 Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology and Soil Sciences, Tomsk State University, Lenin Av. 36, Tomsk 634010 Russia. E-mail:

2 Department of Zoology, V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University, Yaltinskaya Str. 4, Simferopol 95007 Crimea Ukraine.

KEY WORDS: Opiliones, faunistics, new species, descriptions, distribution, the Crimea.

ABSTRACT. This paper presents the results of a study of Crimean opilionids collected by the second author from 1999–2001. In total, seven species from the families Dicranolasmatidae and Phalangiidae are (re)described; for five of them illustrations and distributional maps are provided. Two species, Zacheus simpheropolensis sp.n. (?) and Rilaena crimeana sp.n. (??) are described as new. Finally, phenological data and landscape distribution of the studied Crimean species are provided.

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