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Published: 2022-01-19

Changminia gen. nov., a new genus of daddy-long-leg spiders (Araneae: Pholcidae) from karst caves in Southeast Asia

College of Life Science, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang 110034, Liaoning, China
College of Life Science, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang 110034, Liaoning, China
Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Ladyao, Jatujak, Bangkok 10903, Thailand
Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Araneae taxonomy biodiversity Synspermiata Arteminae tropics


The spider family Pholcidae C.L. Koch, 1850 exhibits high diversity at generic level and currently contains 95 genera while the subfamily Arteminae Simon, 1893 contains only eight genera. In this study, a new genus, Changminia Yao & Li gen. nov. from karst caves in Southeast Asia, is described and assigned to Arteminae, with the type species Changminia huangdi (Tong & Li, 2009) comb. nov. (Hainan Island, South China) and one additional new species Changminia dao Yao & Li sp. nov. (male, female; Prachuap Kiri Khan, Central Thailand).



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