Taxon details

Aituaria pontica (Spassky, 1932)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2022-03-29
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Ukraine, Russia (Europe, Urals, Caucasus), Georgia
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Zoological Museum of Moscow University (ZMMU), Moscow, Russia; m (Ta-6232) of Aituaria nataliae Esyunin & Efimik, 1998 (Mikhailov, 2018a)
Taxonomic references
Nesticus ponticus Spassky, 1932b: 975, f. 1-8 (Dmf).
Nesticus ponticus Charitonov, 1947b: 19, f. 3-5 (mf) [f probably misidentified after Esyunin, 2017: 242].
Carpathonesticus ponticus Mikhailov, 1996: 80 (Tmf from Nesticus).
Nesticus ponticus Mcheidze, 1997: 293, f. 678-680 (mf).
Aituaria nataliae Esyunin & Efimik, 1998: 147, f. 1-2, 4-7 (Dm).
Aituaria pontica Esyunin & Efimik, 1998: 147, f. 3 (Tmf from Carpathonesticus).
Aituaria pontica Marusik et al., 2017: 305, f. 7, 18-22, 34-37, 41 (f).
Aituaria pontica Esyunin, 2017a: 242, f. 1-3 (m, S of A. natali).
Aituaria pontica Zamani & Marusik, 2021a: 89, f. 6K (f).
Aituaria pontica Fomichev, Ballarin & Marusik, 2022: 106, 25-26 (mf).

Charitonov, D. E. (1947b). Spiders and harvestspiders from the caves of the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus. Byulleten Moskovskogo Obshchestva Ispytatelei Prirody (N.S., Biol.) 52: 15-28. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Esyunin, S. L. & Efimik, V. E. (1998). Remarks on the Ural spider fauna, 8. New and unidentified species from steppe landscapes of the south Urals (Arachnida: Aranei). Arthropoda Selecta 7(2): 145-152. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Esyunin, S. L. (2017a). New data on Aituaria pontica (Spassky, 1932) (Aranei: Nesticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 26(3): 241-243. doi:10.15298/arthsel.26.3.05 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Fomichev, A. A., Ballarin, F. & Marusik, Y. M. (2022). A new genus of the family Nesticidae (Arachnida: Aranei) from the Caucasus. Arthropoda Selecta 31(1): 99-110. doi:10.15298/arthsel.31.1.12 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Marusik, Y. M., Fedoriak, M. M., Koponen, S., Prokopenko, E. V. & Voloshyn, V. L. (2017). Taxonomic notes on two species of Nesticidae (Arachnida: Araneae) in the Ukraine, with the first description of the male of Carpathonesticus eriashvilii. Arachnology 17(6): 302-308. doi:10.13156/arac.2017.17.6.302 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Mcheidze, T. S. (1997). [Spiders of Georgia: Systematics, Ecology, Zoogeographic Review]. Tbilisi University, 390 pp. (in Georgian). [English version published by Otto (2014) available here] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Mikhailov, K. G. (1996). A checklist of the spiders of Russia and other territories of the former USSR. Arthropoda Selecta 5(1/2): 75-137. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Spassky, S. A. (1932b). Aranearum species novae, II. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris (2) 4: 972-979. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zamani, A. & Marusik, Y. M. (2021a). New taxa of six families of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 67(1): 81-91. doi:10.1080/09397140.2021.1877382 download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2022-03-29 New taxonomic reference entry Fomichev, Ballarin & Marusik, 2022 n/a
2021-02-17 New taxonomic reference entry Zamani & Marusik, 2021a n/a
2017-11-17 New taxonomic reference entry Marusik et al., 2017 n/a
2017-10-01 Species distribution update Esyunin, 2017a n/a (Old value)
2017-10-01 New taxonomic reference entry Esyunin, 2017a n/a
2017-10-01 Species synonymy Esyunin, 2017a Aituaria nataliae synonymized with Aituaria pontica