Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Japanese spiders of the genus Agelena (Araneae: Agelenidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2005
Authors:A. Tanikawa
Journal:Acta Arachnologica
Date Published:2005
ISBN Number:0001-5202
Keywords:Agelena - Walckenaer 1805 (Araneae)., Agelena [Japan / / Distribution including new & reconfirmed records &, Agelena babai (Araneae): [Sp nov, Japan, P. 27,]., Agelena babai [Japan / / New species]., Agelena donggukensis - Kim 1996 (Araneae): [First time described, Male,, Agelena donggukensis [Japan / / New record]., Asia, Description, Eurasia, Land zones, New record]., New taxa, Nomenclature, p. 30,, Palaearctic region, Systematics, systematics].

The Japanese spiders of the genus Agelena are revised. The occurrence of A. limbata Thorell 1897, A. opulenta Koch 1878, and A. labylinthica (Clerck 1757) are recomfirmed. A. donggukensis Kim 1996 is newly recorded from Japan and the male of the species is described for the first time. A new species, A. babai, is described based on the specimens collected from Amami-oshima Is. of the Ryukyus.

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