Five new species of the long-legged sac spider genus Cheiracanthium C.L. Koch, 1839 (Araneae: Cheiracanthiidae) from China

  • Zhaoyi Li Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Application of Hebei Province, Institute of Life Science and Green Development, College of Life Sciences, Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei 071002, P.R. China
  • Feng Zhang Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Application of Hebei Province, Institute of Life Science and Green Development, College of Life Sciences, Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei 071002, P.R. China
Keywords: description, DNA barcodes, morphology, taxonomy


Five species of the cheiracanthiid spider genus Cheiracanthium C.L. Koch, 1839 collected from China are diagnosed and described as new to science based on morphological characters: Cheiracanthium arcilongum sp. nov. (♂♀) from Yunnan, C. circulum sp. nov. (♂♀) from Yunnan, C. digitatum sp. nov. (♂♀) from Anhui, C. jiuquan sp. nov. (♂♀) from Guangxi and C. xinjiangense sp. nov. (♂♀) from Xinjiang. In addition, the photos of the habitus, copulatory organs and distribution map are provided for all species. However, DNA barcodes information is only provided for four species.


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How to Cite
Li, Z., & Zhang, F. (2023). Five new species of the long-legged sac spider genus Cheiracanthium C.L. Koch, 1839 (Araneae: Cheiracanthiidae) from China. European Journal of Taxonomy, 900(1), 81–105.
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