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Published: 2021-10-13

Five new species of the genus Pholcus Walckenaer (Araneae: Pholcidae) from South Korea

Applied Biology Program, Division of Bio-Resource Science, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, 24341, Korea
Applied Biology Program, Division of Bio-Resource Science, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, 24341, Korea
Korea Institute of Spider and Ecology, Seoul, 08596, Korea
Animal Resources Division, National Institute of Biological Resources, Incheon 22689, Korea
Animal Resources Division, National Institute of Biological Resources, Incheon 22689, Korea
Applied Biology Program, Division of Bio-Resource Science, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, 24341, Korea
Araneae cellar spiders Korean Peninsula phungiformes-group taxonomy

Abstract

Although the high level of species diversity within the Pholcus phungiformes-group (Araneae: Pholcidae) in the Korean Peninsula has been recognized recently, taxonomic studies, including new species discovery, have not been conducted in western regions of South Korea. In this study, five additional species belonging to the Pholcus phungiformes-group discovered from Seoul and surrounding areas are described as new, viz., Pholcus seoulensis Lee & Lee, sp. nov. Pholcus suraksanensis Lee & Lee, sp. nov., Pholcus incheonensis Lee & Lee, sp. nov., Pholcus seokmodoensis Lee & Lee, sp. nov. and Pholcus chilgapsanensis Lee & Lee, sp. nov. Detailed descriptions and geographic distributions are provided with accompanying photographs.

 

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How to Cite

LEE, J.-G. ., LEE, J.-H. ., CHOI, D.-Y. ., PARK, S.-J. ., KIM, A.-Y. ., & KIM, S.-K. . (2021). Five new species of the genus <em>Pholcus</em> Walckenaer (Araneae: Pholcidae) from South Korea. Zootaxa, 5052(1), 61–77. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5052.1.3