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Six Sinopoda species (Araneae: Sparassidae) from Fujian and Yunnan Provinces in China

YANG ZHONG, XIAOWEI CAO, JIE LIU

Abstract


Five new Sinopoda species collected from China are diagnosed, described and illustrated: S. afflata sp. nov. (♀, Yunnan), S. horizontalis sp. nov. (♀, Fujian), S. liui sp. nov. (♀, Fujian), S. mamillata sp. nov. (♂♀, Yunnan), S. separata sp. nov. (♀, Yunnan). The female of S. anguina Liu, Li & Jäger, 2008 is described for the first time from Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture and Baoshan City, Yunnan province, China.

 


Keywords


Araneae, huntsman spiders, biodiversity, systematics, taxonomy

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References


Jäger, P. (1999) Sinopoda, a new genus of Heteropodinae (Araneae, Sparassidae) from Asia. The Journal of Arachnology, 27, 19–24.

Jäger, P. (2012) Revision of the genus Sinopoda Jäger, 1999 in Laos with discovery of the first eyeless huntsman spider species (Sparassidae: Heteropodinae). Zootaxa, 3415, 37–57.

Liu, J., Li, S.Q. & Jäger, P. (2008) New cave-dwelling Sinopoda species (Araneae: Sparassidae) from southern China. Zootaxa, 1857, 1–20.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4227.2.1

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