Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Revision of the genus Draconarius Ovtchinnikov 1999 (Agelenidae: Coelotinae) in Yunnan, China, with an analysis of the Coelotinae diversity in the Gaoligongshan Mountains

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:X. - P. Wang, Griswold, C. E., Miller, J. A.
Date Published:2010
ISBN Number:1175-5326; 1175-5334
Keywords:Asia, China, Coelotes degeneratus - Liu & Li 2009 (Araneae): [Referred to,, Coelotes introhamatus - Xu & Li 2006 (Araneae): [Referred to,, Coelotes laohuanglongensis (Araneae): [Referred to, Draconarius, p. 61]., Coelotes noctulus - Wang, Yin, Peng & Xie 1990 (Araneae): [Referred to,, Coelotes uncatus - Liu & Li 2009 (Araneae): [Referred to, Draconarius,, Coelotinae (Araneae)., Coelotinae [Zoogeography / / ] [Yunnan / Gaoligongshan / distribution]., Combination, described, Male, p. 93]., Description, Documentation, Draconarius, Draconarius - Ovtchinnikov 1999 (Araneae): [Revision, P. 14, Draconarius [Comprehensive works / / Systematics] [Yunnan / / Key to, Draconarius adnatus, Draconarius adnatus (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 19]., Draconarius anceps, Draconarius anceps (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 23]., Draconarius capitulatus - Wang 2003 (Araneae): [First time described,, Draconarius catillus, Draconarius catillus (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 28]., Draconarius curvus, Draconarius curvus (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 31]., Draconarius degeneratus - (Liu & Li 2009) (Araneae): [Comb nov,, Draconarius duplus, Draconarius duplus (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 39]., Draconarius euryembolus, Draconarius euryembolus (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 42]., Draconarius gigas, Draconarius gigas (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 49]., Draconarius guoi, Draconarius guoi (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 53]., Draconarius improprius, Draconarius improprius (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 55]., Draconarius introhamatus - (Xu & Li 2006) (Araneae): [Comb nov,, Draconarius kavanaughi (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 58]., Draconarius laohuanglongensis - (Liu & Li 2009) (Araneae): [Comb nov,, Draconarius laticavus, Draconarius laticavus (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 61]., Draconarius latusincertus, Draconarius latusincertus (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 63]., Draconarius levyi, Draconarius levyi (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 68]., Draconarius longllingensis, Draconarius longllingensis (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 73]., Draconarius mikrommatos, Draconarius mikrommatos (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 73]., Draconarius noctulus - (Wang, Yin, Peng & Xie 1990) (Araneae): [Comb, Draconarius olorinus, Draconarius olorinus (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 76]., Draconarius paraspiralis, Draconarius paraspiralis (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 79]., Draconarius pseudoagrestis (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 84]., Draconarius pseudobrunneus - Wang 2003 (Araneae): [First time described,, Draconarius pseudocapitulatus - Wang 2003 (Araneae): [First time, Draconarius pseudospiralis, Draconarius pseudospiralis (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 94]., Draconarius quattour, Draconarius quattour (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 101]., Draconarius renalis, Draconarius renalis (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 102]., Draconarius spiralis, Draconarius spiralis (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 106]., Draconarius tangi, Draconarius tangi (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 108]., Draconarius tridens, Draconarius tridens (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 108]., Draconarius uncatus - (Liu & Li 2009) (Araneae): [Comb nov, Transferred, Draconarius xuae, Draconarius xuae (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 114]., Draconarius yani (Araneae): [Sp nov, Yunnan, P. 114]., Draconarius yani [Yunnan / / New, Draconarius, p. 33]., Draconarius, p. 58]., Draconarius, p. 75]., Eurasia, Faunal list]., from Coelotes, p. 112]., kavanaughi, Key, Key to, Land, Male, p. 26]., Male, p. 88]., New taxa, Nomenclature, nov, Transferred from Coelotes, p. 75]., P. 112]., Palaearctic region, pseudoagrestis, Publications, species, Yunnan, Males, p. 14, females, p. 15]., species] [ / / Distribution, species]., Systematics, Taxonomic position, Taxonomy, Transferred from Coelotes, p. 33]., Transferred from Coelotes, p. 58]., Transferred from Coelotes, p. 61]., zones, Zoogeography

A total of 71 species of the spider subfamily Coelotinae are recorded from Yunnan, China. The seven species that belong to the Coelotes pseudoterrestris species group were revised by Wang et al. (2009). Three species of the genus Pireneit- ega, one species of the genus Platocoelotes will be studied in a future revision of the genera. The rest of the 60 Dracon- arius species are described in this study, including 26 new species. All the new species were collected during a 10 year inventory of the Gaoligongshan Mountains in western Yunnan by the California Academy of Sciences and the Hunan Normal University: Draconarius adnatus sp. nov. ([male][female]), D. anceps sp. nov. ([female]), D. catillus sp. nov. ([male]), D. curvus sp. nov. ([female]), D. duplus sp. nov. ([female]), D. euryembolus sp. nov. ([male]), D. gigas sp. nov. ([male]), D. guoi sp. nov. ([female]), D. improprius sp. nov. ([female]), D. kavanaughi sp. nov. ([male]), D. laticavus sp. nov. ([female]), D. latusincertus sp. nov. ([male][female]), D. levyi sp. nov. ([female][male]), D. longlingensis sp. nov. ([male]), D. mikrommatos sp. nov. ([female]), D. olorinus sp. nov. ([female]), D. paraspiralis sp. nov. ([male][female]), D. pseudoagrestis sp. nov. ([male][female]), D. pseudospiralis sp. nov. ([male][female]), D. quattour sp. nov. ([female]), D. renalis sp. nov. ([female]), D. spiralis sp. nov. ([male][female]), D. tangi sp. nov. ([male]), D. tridens sp. nov. ([male]), D. xuae sp. nov. ([female]), and D. yani sp. nov. ([female]). Five species are transferred from Coelotes to Draconarius: Draconarius degeneratus (Liu & Li 2009) comb. nov., D. introhamatus (Xu & Li 2006) comb. nov., D. laohuanglongensis (Liu & Li 2009) comb. nov., D. noctulus (Wang, Yin, Peng & Xie 1990) comb. nov. and D. uncatus (Liu & Li 2009) comb. nov. The males are described for the first time for D. capitulatus Wang 2003, D. pseudobrunneus Wang 2003 and D. pseudocapitulatus Wang 2003. Significant morpho- logical variation in the epigynum and vulva was found in some relatively widespread species, particularly the D. incertus species group, although the males show relatively consistant palpal morphology. Some Draconarius species placement remains uncertain, we prefer to leave them in this genus for now. Gaoligongshan Coelotinae is found to have high levels of species diversity and endemism, and is similar to the species from central and southern China, Himalayas and Thai- land. In addition to many species with their own unique characteristics, members belonging to seven species groups are recognized from Gaoligongshan, including Coelotes pseudoterrestris group species from Yunnan and Thailand; Dracon- arius spiralis group species endemic to Gaoligongshan; Draconarius incertus group species from southwestern China; Draconarius lutulentus group species from the Himalayas to central and southern China; Draconarius laticavus group species from Himalayas and Yunnan; Draconarius gurkha group species from Himalayas and Yunnan; and Draconarius terebratus group species from Yunnan. But no Draconarius venustus group species, which are widespread in East Asia, has been collected from Gaoligongshan. A key to Draconarius from Yunnan is provided.

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