Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

A new genus and species of the spider family Agelenidae from western Sichuan Province, China (Arachnida: Araneae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:X. Xu, Li S.
Journal:Revue Suisse de Zoologie
Date Published:2007
ISBN Number:0035-418X
Keywords:Ageleradix, Agelescape, new combination, Taxonomy

<p>Ageleradix sichuanensis, a new genus and new species, is reported based on specimens from western Sichuan, China. Ageleradix gen. n. is distinguished from the other genera of Agelenidae by having a special sclerite between tegulum and embolus in males, a well-developed posterior plate in the epigynum and a broad copulatory bursa in females. Two species are included in the new genus, the type species and Ageleradix cymbiforma (Wang, 1991) comb. n.</p>

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