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Published: 2018-11-14
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New species of the ant-mimicking genus Myrmarachne MacLeay, 1839 (Araneae: Salticidae) from Sarawak, Borneo

Makino Herbarium, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1-1 Minami-osawa, Hachioji-shi, 192-0397, Japan.
Division of Phylogeny, the Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo, University of Hyogo, Sanda, 669-1546, Japan.
Shool of Human Sciences, Kobe College, Okadayama 4-1, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, 662-8505, Japan.
Research Core for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Okayama University, 3-1-1, Tsushimanaka, Okayama, 700-8530, Japan.
Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida-nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan.
Research Development and Innovation Division, Forest Department Sarawak, Kuching, KM 10, Jalan Datuk Amar Stephen Kalong Ningkan, 93250, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Araneae taxonomy DNA barcoding male-female combination


The genus Myrmarachne MacLeay, 1839 (Araneae: Salticidae) is one of the most diversified salticid groups in Southeast Asia, with 23 species previously recorded from Borneo. Based on the collections accumulated from 2004 to 2014 in the Lambir Hills National Park, we herein describe six new species: M. amabilis sp. nov., M. hashimotoi sp. nov., M. lagarosoma sp. nov., M. leptosoma sp. nov., M. salaputium sp. nov. and M. tintinnabulum sp. nov. In addition, we describe the female of M. endoi Yamasaki & Ahmad, 2013 for the first time. The male-female combination in M. amabilis sp. nov., M. tintinnabulum sp. nov. and M. endoi were confirmed by DNA barcoding.



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