4 new species of "primitive" Qiongthela spiders

The primitively segmented spiders were underexplored until recently. Here, we describe 4 new species from the trapdoor spider genus Qiongthela Xu & Kuntner 2015, collected from Hainan Island, China. We diagnose and describe them as new to science based on their genital morphology.



National Institute of Biology

Večna pot 111, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Jovan Hadži Institute of Biology ZRC SAZU

Novi trg 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia (seat)

- Zagorica 20, Ig, Slovenia (loc. 1)

- Moša Pijade 22, Maribor, Slovenia (loc. 2)


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