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Published: 2022-01-17
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Four new species of the primitively segmented spider genus Songthela (Mesothelae, Liphistiidae) from Chongqing Municipality, China

College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, Hunan Province, China.
State Key Laborato­ry of Biocatalysis and Enzyme Engineering, and Centre for Behavioural Ecology and Evolution, School of Life Sciences, Hubei University, 368 Youyi Road, Wuhan 430062, Hubei Province, China
Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore
College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, Hunan Province, China.
Araneae COI morphology taxonomy trapdoor spiders


This paper reports four new species of the primitively segmented spider genus Songthela from Chongqing Municipality, China, based on morphological characters of both males and females: S. jinyun sp. nov., S. longbao sp. nov., S. serriformis sp. nov. and S. wangerbao sp. nov. We also provide the GenBank accession codes of mitochondrial DNA barcode gene, cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI), for the holotype of four new species for future identification.



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