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Published: 2022-07-08
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A new Cangoderces (Araneae, Telemidae) from DR Congo, the first telemid from Central Africa

Royal Museum for Central Africa, B-3080 Tervuren, Belgium 2Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation (BINCO) NPO, Walmersumstraat 44, B-3380 Glabbeek, Belgium.
Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation (BINCO) NPO, Walmersumstraat 44, B-3380 Glabbeek, Belgium. Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology (ATECO), Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
WWF DRC,14, Avenue Sergent Moke, Q. Socimat , Kinshasa, RD
Araneae Congo Basin endemism forest taxonomy


Spiders collected as part of a rapid biodiversity survey in lowland forest in Democratic Republic Congo contained a new species of Cangoderces Harington, 1951 (Telemidae). The male of the new Cangoderces wewef sp. n. is characterized by the male palp with a deep triangular dorsal indentation of the bulbus and the apophyses at the base of the embolus. The female is recognized by the shape of the sclerotized spermatheca in the endogyne. The presence of the species in DR Congo fills the huge distribution gap between the species known from South Africa, Kenya and western Africa.



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