Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

A new genus of funnel-web spiders, with notes on relationships of the five genera from China (Araneae: Agelenidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2006
Authors:Z. - S. Zhang, Zhu, M. - S., Song, D. - X.
Journal:Oriental Insects
Date Published:2006
ISBN Number:0030-5316
Keywords:Agelenidae, Araneae, China, cladistic analysis, new genus, Taxonomy

<p>A new agelenid genus, Allagelena, gen. nov. (Type species: Agelena bistriala Grube, 1861), is erected. Four species, Agelena bistriala Grube, 1861; Agelena difficilis Fox, 1936; Agelena gracilens C. L. Koch, 184 1; and Agelena opulenta (L. Koch, 1878), are transferred to the new genus. The male of A. bistriata is described for the first time. The relationships among the Chinese genera of Agelenidae is given. The new genus appears to be a sister group of Agelena.</p>

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