Kronestedt T. 2013. On the identity of Pardosa taczanowskii (Thorell) (Araneae: Lycosidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.22. No.1: 55–57 [in English].

Department of Entomology, Swedish Museum of Natural History Box 50007, SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden. E-mail:

KEY WORDS: taxonomy, Siberia, Pardosa chionophila, new synonym.

ABSTRACT. A study of the type material of Lycosa (now Pardosa) taczanowskii Thorell, 1875, originally said to have been collected in Poland but apparently of Asian origin, has revealed that it is conspecific with Pardosa chionophila L. Koch, 1879. Thorell’s description of male P. taczanowskii fits the single male type specimen (here designated as lectotype) which is conspecific with a male of P. chionophila from the type locality of the latter species. Pardosa chionophila L. Koch, 1879, syn.n. is placed as a junior synonym to P. taczanowskii. The epigyne of P. jeniseica Eskov et Marusik, 1995, a species in the taczanowskii group, is depicted for the first time.

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