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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4554.1.7

Troglocoelotes gen. n., a new genus of Coelotinae spiders (Araneae, Agelenidae) from caves in South China

BING LI, ZHE ZHAO, CHUNTIAN ZHANG, SHUQIANG LI

Abstract


A new genus Troglocoelotes Z. Zhao & S. Li gen. n. from South China is described with the type species T. yumiganensis Z. Zhao & S. Li sp. n. (♂♀) and eight additional species: T. bailongensis Z. Zhao & S. Li sp. n. (♀), T. banmenensis Z. Zhao & S. Li sp. n. (♀), T. liangensis Z. Zhao & S. Li sp. n. (♂♀), T. nongchiensis Z. Zhao & S. Li sp. n. (♀), T. qixianensis Z. Zhao & S. Li sp. n. (♂♀), T. proximus (Chen, Zhu & Kim, 2008) comb. n. (♀), T. tortus (Chen, Zhu & Kim, 2008) comb. n. (♂♀) and T. yosiianus (Nishikawa, 1999) comb. n (♀). All species are cave dwellers and not found outside of caves. New combinations are all ex-Draconarius Ovtchinnikov, 1999. DNA barcodes are provided for all species.

 


Keywords


Araneae, Draconarius, eyeless, new species, taxonomy, troglomorphism

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