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Zookeys. 2019 Apr 1;833:133-150. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.833.32736. eCollection 2019.

Four new species of the trapdoor spider genus Conothele Thorell, 1878 (Araneae, Halonoproctidae) from China.

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1
State Key Laboratory of Biocatalysis and Enzyme Engineering, Centre for Behavioural Ecology and Evolution (CBEE), School of Life Sciences, Hubei University, 368 Youyi Road, Wuhan 430062, Hubei Province, China Hubei University Wuhan China.
2
College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University, 36 Lushan Road, Changsha 410081, Hunan Province, China Hunan Normal University Changsha China.
3
Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, 117543, Singapore National University of Singapore Singapore Singapore.

Abstract

Herein four species of the trapdoor spider genus Conothele Thorell, 1878 collected from China are described as new to science based on the female genital morphology: C.baisha sp. n. (Hainan Province), C.baoting sp. n. (Hainan Province), C.linzhi sp. n. (Tibet), and C.jinggangshan sp. n. (Jiangxi Province). For two Hainan species, C.baisha sp. n. and C.baoting sp. n., between which it is difficult to distinguish solely based on female genital morphology, additional diagnoses derived from species-specific nucleotide substitution information and genetic distances using the mitochondrial gene, cytochrome c oxidase subunit I are provided.

KEYWORDS:

Araneae ; Mygalomorphae ; COI; China; DNA barcode; taxonomy

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