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Tree-dwelling wolves: a new arboreal Hogna species (Araneae: Lycosidae) from Taiwan

Department of Life Science; National Taiwan Normal University; No. 88; Sec. 4; Tingzhou Rd.; Taipei 11677; Taiwan; Zoology Division; Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute; No.1; Minsheng E. Rd.; Jiji Township; Nantou 55244; Taiwan
Department of Biological Sciences; Old Dominion University; Norfolk; Virginia 23529; USA
Department of Life Sciences; National Chung Hsing University; No. 145; Xingda Rd.; South Dist.; Taichung 40227; Taiwan; Research Center for Global Change Biology; National Chung Hsing University; No. 145; Xingda Rd.; South Dist.; Taichung 40227; Taiwan
Araneae DNA barcode morphology taxonomy tree hole


Hogna Simon, 1885 is one of the most diverse genera of wolf spiders, with species that are almost exclusively ground-dwellers. A recent discovery of a tree-hole-living species in Taiwan was therefore surprising. Here, we describe Hogna arborea sp. nov. using a combination of morphological and molecular taxonomic evidence. We also discuss the arboreal lifestyle of this new species and emphasize the need for more detailed ecological research to assess its conservation status.



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