Sinochernes wuzhiensis gen. n., sp. n., belonging to the family Chernetidae Menge, 1855, is described on the basis of sixteen specimens collected from tropical forest leaf litter in Wuzhi Mountain, Hainan Island, China. The genus is characterized by the presence of only 4 setae on cheliceral hand and of 3 blades in rallum, by the spermathecae having 2 thin tubes, by the presence of a tactile seta on tarsus IV and by the trichobothrial pattern. Detailed diagnosis, descriptions and illustrations are presented in this paper.
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