Nine new species of the spider genus Stedocys (Araneae, Scytodidae) from China and Thailand

 Jiang-Lang Wu1,2,4, Yu-Fa Luo3, Shu-Qiang Li2,4

1 Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yezin Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar

2 Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China

3 School of Life and Environment Sciences, Gannan Normal University, Ganzhou Jiangxi 341000, China

4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

PubYear : 2017

Volume : 38(5)


Page number : 215-242

Abstract: Nine new species of the genus Stedocys Ono, 1995 are described: Stedocys gaolingensis Wu & Li sp. n.(♂♀, Guangxi), S. huangniuensis Wu & Li sp. n. (♀, Guangxi), S. ludiyanensis Wu & Li sp. n. (♂♀,Guangxi), S. matuoensis Wu & Li sp. n. (♀, Guangxi),S. pulianensis Wu & Li sp. n. (♂, Guangxi), S. shilinensis Wu & Li sp. n. (♂♀, Hainan), S. xianrenensis Wu & Li sp. n. (♂♀, Guangxi), S. xiangzhouensis Wu & Li sp. n. (♂♀, Guangxi) from China, and S. zhaoi Wu & Li sp. nov. (♂♀, Kanchanaburi) from Thailand. Diagnoses of nine new species are provided. DNA barcodes for six new species are documented for future use and as proof of molecular differences between these species.

Key words: Taxonomy; Morphology; Diagnosis; Biodiversity; Caves