Senior Scientific Worker, Arthropod Laboratory, Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.


    Dipl. Biol., Department of Entomology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1979.

    Ph.D., Entomology, Institute of Evolutionary Morphology and Ecology of Animals, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 1986.


    Scientific Worker, Arthropod Laboratory, Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 1986.


    Eurasian Arachnological Society (Vice-President), European Arachnological Society, Russian Entomological Society, Centre International Documentation of Arachnology.


    Numerous expeditions in Siberia and the Russian Far East: middle Ob River, 1972; southern Taimyr Peninsula, 1976; middle Yenisei River, 1977-1979; upper Yenisei River, 1980; middle Siberian Table-Land, 1982; Putorana Plateau , 1983; upper Kolyma River, 1984; Yakutia, Vilyui River, 1988, Yakutia, lower Lena River, 1989; East Kazakhstan, Saur Mt. Range, 1990; Sakhalin Island, Naiba River, 1991; southern Kuril Islands (Kunashir, Zelionyi, Shikotan, Iturup), 1994.


    Since 1980, 71 scientific publications on the taxonomy and distribution of the spiders of Siberia, the Russian Far East, and adjacent territories.

Five publications most relevant to the present proposal:

  • ESKOV, K. Y. 1992. A review of the generic composition of the linyphiid spider fauna of the Russian Far East (Araneida Linyphiidae). Ent. Scand., 23(2):153-168.

  • Marusik, Y. M., K. Y. ESKOV, D. V. Logunov, and A. M. Basarukin. 1992. A check-list of spiders (Arachnida, Aranei) from Sakhalin and Kurile Islands. Arthropoda Selecta, 1(4):73-85.

  • ESKOV, K. Y. 1993. Several new linyphiid spider genera (Araneida Linyphiidae) from the Russian Far East. Arthropoda Selecta, 2(3):43-60.

  • ESKOV, K. Y., and Y. M. Marusik. 1993. New data on the taxonomy and faunistics of North Asian linyphiid spiders (Araneida Linyphiidae). Arthropoda Selecta, 2(4):41-79.

  • ESKOV, K. Y. 1994. Catalogue of the linyphiid spiders (Araneida Linyphiidae) of Northern Asia. Pensoft Publ., Sofia-Moscow, 144 pp.

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