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Two new species of Utivarachna Kishida, 1940 from southern China, with an updated key to the Chinese species (Araneae: Trachelidae)

College of Life Science, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, Hunan, China College of Life Science, Jinggangshan University, Ji’an 343009, Jiangxi, China
College of Life Science, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, Hunan, China
Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of the Free State, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa
College of Life Science, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, Hunan, China
College of Life Science, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, Hunan, China
Araneae taxonomy Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region identification key synapomorphy


Two new trachelid spiders were collected from Guangxi, southern China, and are described here as Utivarachna subfabaria sp. nov. (♂, ♀) and U. tangi sp. nov. (♀). Both species belong to the Utivarachna kinabaluensis-group. Detailed generic synapomorphies are deduced based on an assessment of all known Utivarachna species, and an updated key to the Utivarachna species from China is provided.



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