Arachnologische Mitteilungen

DOI Code: 10.5431/aramit4311
Author(s): Fedoriak, M., S. Rudenko, O. Iaroshynska & E. Zhukovets
Year: 2012
Title: Spiders (Araneae) of Chernivtsi City (Ukraine)
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Issue: Heft 43
Pages: 37-50
Abstract: The spider fauna of buildings and other urban habitats (city parks, green areas of industrial enterprises, and housing estates) of Chernivtsi city was surveyed. In the period 2002-2011, 212 species belonging to 26 families were recorded. Previous studies found a total of 173 species of spiders belonging to 26 families from the territories which are now included in the city limits of Chernivtsi. Currently, the total spider species list for Chernivtsi includes 260 species of 30 families, of which 125 species (21 families) were recorded both by earlier researchers and by ourselves. The most important reasons for changes in urban spider assemblages are as follows: species habitat change, introduction of alien species, and description of new species unknown in the late 19th – early 20th centuries.
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Keywords: retrospective analysis, species composition, urban ecosystems

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