New cave-dwelling spiders of the family Dictynidae (Arachnida, Araneae) from Guangxi and Guizhou, China

Twenty-four new spider species of the family Dictynidae from caves of Guangxi andGuizhou in southern China are described.

Shuqiang Li 1, 2, Xiaoxiao Wang2
1  Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China; E-mail: lisq@ioz.ac.cn
2  Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
3  University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China 

PubYear : 2017
Volume :  42(2)
Publication Name :Zoological Systematics
Page number : 125-228 

Abstract:Twenty-four new spider species of the family Dictynidae from caves of Guangxi andGuizhou in southern China are described, accompanied by line drawings and photomicroscopyimages. Fifteen of them belong to Brommella Tullgren, 1948: B. baiseensis sp. nov.  B. casseabri sp. nov. B. congzuoensis sp. nov. B. dolabrata sp. nov. 5. B. funaria sp. nov. B. josephkohi sp. nov. B. linyuchengi sp. nov. B. renguodongi sp. nov. B. resima sp. nov. B. sejuncta sp. nov. B. spirula sp. nov. B. tongyanfengi sp. nov. B. wangfengcheni sp. nov. B. xinganensis sp. nov. and B. yizhouensis sp. nov. eight to Cicurina Menge, 1871: C. avicularia sp. nov. C. damaoensis sp. nov. C. digitata sp. nov. C. kailiensis sp. nov. C. majiangensis sp. nov. C. parallela sp. nov. C. wusanani sp. nov. C. zhazuweii sp. nov. , one to Lathys Thorell, 1870: L. inaffecta sp. nov. Types of all new species are deposited in the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing (IZCAS).


Key words
Cribellate spiders, taxonomy, Brommella, Cicurina, Lathys.