Eight new species of the genus Clubiona Latreille, 1804 from Xishuangbanna Rainforest, southwestern China (Araneae, Clubionidae).

Affiliation

School of Biological Sciences, Guizhou Institute for Integrated Mountain Research, Guizhou Education University, Guiyang 550018, China. [Email]

Abstract

Eight new species, belonging to four species groups of the genus Clubiona Latreille, 1804 are described from both males and females: C. yaoi sp. nov. from the C. apiculata species-group; C. subrama sp. nov. and C. subyaginumai sp. nov. from the C. corticalis species-group; C. quadrata sp. nov., C. subkuu sp. nov. and C. zhengi sp. nov. from the C. hystrix species-group; and C. cheni sp. nov. and C. subquebecana sp. nov. from the C. trivialis species-group. These species are currently known to occur only in Xishuangbanna Rainforest, Yunnan, China.

Keywords

Araneae, sac spiders, Oriental Region, tropical forest, morphology, taxonomy,