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 and Guizhou in southern China are described, accompanied by line drawings and photomicroscopy images.

  Shuqiang Li1, 2, 3, Xiaoxiao Wang2

1  Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar; 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 and Guizhou in southern China are described, accompanied by line drawings and photomicroscopy images. Fifteen of them belong to Brommella Tullgren, 1948: B. baiseensis Li, sp. nov., B. casseabri Li, sp. nov., B. chongzuoensis Li, sp. nov., B. dolabrata Li, sp. nov., B. funaria Li, sp. nov., B. josephkohi Li, sp. nov., B. linyuchengi Li, sp. nov., B. renguodongi Li, sp. nov., B. resima Li, sp. nov., B. sejuncta Li, sp. nov., B. spirula Li, sp. nov., B. tongyanfengi Li, sp. nov.B. wangfengcheni Li, sp. nov., B. xinganensis Li, sp. nov. and B. yizhouensis Li, sp. nov.; eight to Cicurina Menge, 1871: C. avicularia Li, sp. nov., C. damaoensis Li, sp. nov., C. dong Li, sp. nov., C. kailiensis Li, sp. nov., C. majiangensis Li, sp. nov., C. parallela Li, sp. nov., C. wusanani Li, sp. nov., and C. zhazuweii Li, sp. nov.; one to Lathys Simon, 1884: L. inaffecta Li, 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