Marusik Yu.M.1, Özkütük R.S.2, Kunt K.B.3 2013. On the identity and distribution of the poorly known spider Orthobula charitonovi (Mikhailov, 1986) (Aranei: Corinnidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.22. No.2: 157–162 [in English].

1 Institute for Biological Problems of the North RAS, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan, Russia. E-mail:

2 Anadolu University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, TR- 26470 Eskiюehir, Turkey E-mail:

3 Poligon Site, 71/27B, TR-06810 Türkkonut, Ankara, Turkey E-mail:

KEY WORDS: Middle East, Central Asia, Caucasus, Israel, Iran, sac spiders, new record, redescriptions.

ABSTRACT. New data on the distribution and morphology of a poorly known corinnid spider Orthobula charitonovi (Mikhailov, 1986) is given. It is recorded from Israel, Iran and Uzbekistan for the first time. The habitus, pattern and copulatory organs from different populations are illustrated in detail. Occurrence of spine locking mechanism in spiders briefly discussed.

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