Hirna A, Gnelitsa V & Zhukovets E
A checklist of the spiders (Araneae) of the Chornohora Mountain massif (the Ukrainian Carpathians)
Eine Checkliste der Spinnen (Araneae) des Chornohora Gebirgsmassifs (Ukrainische Karpaten)
The present checklist of spiders native to the Chornohora Mts of the Ukrainian Carpathians is based both on literature-derived data and on material collected by the authors in 1999, 2006 and 2011-2014. The majority of these studies (approximately 80 %) were conducted in the upper montane forests, subalpine and alpine levels on the slopes of the main ridge and adjacent spurs and mountains. The study also covers glacial cirques and river valleys. A few spiders were collected from local villages. The list of spiders includes records from the collections of the Museum of Natural History of the Wroclaw University and Museum (Poland) and the Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. A total of 252 valid species from 22 families is known from the Chornohora Mt. massif.