Taxonomic notes on the armored spiders of the families Pacullidae and Tetrablemmidae (Arachnida, Araneae) from Singapore

Eight species of armored spiders belonging to two families, Pacullidae Simon, 1894 and Tetrablemmidae O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873, are reported from Singapore.

 Yucheng Lin1,2, Joseph K. H. Koh3, Seppo Koponen4, Shuqiang Li5,6

1 Key Laboratory of Bio-resources and Eco-environment (Ministry of Education), College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610064, China 
2 Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar 
3 National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board, Singapore 259569 4 Zoological Museum, Biodiversity Unit, FI-2001
4 University of Turku, Finland 
5 Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China 
6 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
 
PubYear : 2017
Volume :  661
Publication Name :ZooKeys 
Page number : 15–60 
 
Abstract: Eight species of armored spiders belonging to two families, Pacullidae Simon, 1894 and Tetrablemmidae O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873, are reported from Singapore. Five species are documented as new to sci ence: Paculla bukittimahensis Lin & Li, sp. n. (male and female), P. globosa Lin & Li, sp. n. (male and female), Ablemma malacca Lin & Li, sp. n. (male and female), Singaporemma lenachanae Lin & Li, sp. n. (male and female), and Sulaimania brevis Lin & Li, sp. n. (male). Te three known species are Brignoliella besutensis Lin, Li & Jäger, 2012, B. michaeli Lehtinen, 1981, and Singaporemma singulare Shear, 1978, of which the female of B. besutensis is described for the frst time. For comparison, types of Singaporemma adjacens Lehtinen, 1981 from Vietnam, Singaporemma halongense Lehtinen, 1981 from Vietnam, Singa poremma singulare from Singapore and Sulaimania vigelandi Lehtinen, 1981 from Malaysia are studied and photographed.
 
Keywords:Taxonomy, pacullids, tetrablemmids, morphology, southeast Asia  

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