Marusik Yu.M.1, Zonstein S.L.2, Koponen S.3 2023. First description of Cedicoides pavlovskyi female (Aranei: Trionycha) and comments on taxonomic placement of Cedicus and related genera // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.32. No.1: 98–102 [in English].

1 Altai State University, Lenin av., 61, Barnaul 656049 Russia. E-mail:

2 Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Klausner 12, 69978 Tel-Aviv, Israel. E-mail:

3 Zoological Museum, Biodiversity Unit, FI-20014 University of Turku, Finland. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.32.1.10

ABSTRACT: Previously unknown female of Cedicoides pavlovskyi (Spassky, 1941), a species restricted to Tajikistan, is described. Three related genera, Cedicus Simon, 1875, Cedicoides Charitonov, 1946 and Paracedicus Fet, 1993, long time ping ponging from family to family, vis. Agelenidae, Cybaeidae, Desidae and Amphinectidae, are briefly discussed and a new subfamily name is proposed for them, Cedicinae subfam.n. The new subfamily is placed into Desidae.

KEY WORDS: Araneae, Desidae, Cedicinae, new subfamily, Central Asia, Tajikistan.

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