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《Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica》 2004-01
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ONE NEW AND ONE NEWLY RECORDED SPECIES OF THE GENUS CLADOTHELA FROM CHINA (ARANEAE,GNAPHOSIDAE)

ZHANG Yong-Jing 1,YIN Chang-Min 2*, BAO You-Hui 2 1.College of Life Science, Ningbo University,Ningbo, Zhejiang 315211 2.College of Life Science, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081  
This paper deals with 1 new species of the genus Cladothela, named Cladothela ningmingensis sp. nov. and 1 newly recorded species-Cladothela parva Kamura, 1991. Type specimens is deposited in College of Life Science, Hunan Normal University. All measurements are given in mm.Cladothela ningmingensis sp. nov. (Figs.1-6)Holotype♂, Ningming County (22°07′N, 107°03′E), Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. May 1992. leg. PAN Xin. Male. Total length 4.92, carapace 2.26×1.66; abdomen 2.66×1.62. Diagnosis. This new species is similar to Cladothela oculinotata (Boesenberg et Strand, 1906) (Kamura, 1991:51, figs. 21-32), but can be distinguished from the latter by:1) the base of embolus more slender, cylindrical, curving at the joint between the basal portion and the needle tube portion while that of the latter shorter, pear-shaped, without curve;2) in ventral view, conductor of this new species with wider anterior portion, but that of the latter with wider posterior portion. Female. Unknown. Distribution. Guangxi (China). Etymology. This specific name is derived from the type locality.Cladothela parva Kamura,1991 (Figs.7-14)Materials examined. 1♀,1♂, Huarong County, July 1975, leg. student;4♀♀, Liuyang City, June 1985, leg. ZHANG Yong-Jing and WANG Jia-Fu;1♂, Dayong County, 3 May 1987, leg. ZHANG Ming-Cai;1♂, Hanshou County, 8 Mar. 1988, leg. WANG Jia-Fu;1♀,Zhuzhou City, 16 July 1993, leg. YAN Heng-Mei;2♂♂, Tongdao County,1 June 1996, leg. YIN Chang-Min, PENG Xian-Jing and ZHANG Yong-Jing;All above specimens are from Hunan Province. 1♂, Tiantong, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province,20 May-5 June period, 1987, leg. ZHANG Yong-Jing. Total length 4.40-5.60(♂), 4.45-5.50(♀). Specimens of 5.48(♂) and 5.10(♀) measured, carapace 2.62×1.86(♂), 2.40×1.90(♀);abdomen 2.86×1.66(♂), 2.60×1.70(♀). Diagnosis. This species can be separated from Cladothela uncinsignita (Boesenberg et Strand, 1906) by:1)the different detailed structure of female genitalia;2) distal end of conductor of this species is wider than that of the latter, and the conductor twisting in spiracle form with 2 distinct whorls but that of the latter without spiracle twist. Distribution. Hunan, Zhejiang (China).
【Fund】: 国家自然科学基金 (30 0 50 0 0 2 );; 湖南省教育厅基金资助项目;; 湖南省科技厅基金资助项目
【CateGory Index】: Q959
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