Meotipa species (Araneae, Theridiidae) from China

Zhongwei Deng, Ingi Agnarsson, Zhanqi Chen*, Jie Liu

*Corresponding author for this work

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In an ongoing effort to expand knowledge of the Chinese cobweb spider fauna (Theridiidae), the genus Meotipa Simon, 1894 is reviewed. Two new species are described, Meotipa pseudopicturata sp. nov., Meotipa striata sp. nov., and five known species are redescribed: Meotipa argyrodiformis (Yaginuma, 1952), Meotipa pulcherrima (Mello-Leitão, 1917), Meotipa picturata Simon, 1895, Meotipa spiniventris (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1869), and Meotipa vesiculosa Simon, 1895.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-178
Number of pages26
Issue number1082
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The manuscript benefited from comments by Gergin Blagoev (Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph, Canada), Nathalie Yonow (Swansea University, Wales), and two anonymous reviewers. This study was financially supported by CAS Key Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (19CAS-TFE-3), the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China (NSFC-31573236/31273268/31772420) and National Science and Technology Fundamental Resources Investigation Program of China (Grant No. 2019FY101800).

Publisher Copyright:
© Zhongwei Deng et al.

Zhongwei Deng, Ingi Agnarsson, Zhanqi Chen, Jie Liu.

Other keywords

  • Cobweb spider
  • Comb-footed spider
  • Flattened black spines
  • Long-legged theridiid spiders
  • New species
  • Taxonomy


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