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1 December 2008 Revision of the spider genus Taira (Araneae, Amaurobiidae, Amaurobiinae)
Zhi-Sheng Zhang, Ming-Sheng Zhu, Da-Xiang Song
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The cribellate amaurobiid genus Taira, which is suggested to be most similar to the genus Amaurobius and some other related genera, is revised based on genital characters. Eight species, one from Japan and seven from China, are included. Five new species from China are described: T. cangshan, T. concava, T. latilabiata, T. obtusa, and T. sulciformis. Titanoeca decorata Yin & Bao 2001 is newly transferred to this genus and its male is described for the first time. Taira lunaris Wang & Ran 2004 is newly synonymized with T. liboensis Zhu, Chen & Zhang 2004.

Zhi-Sheng Zhang, Ming-Sheng Zhu, and Da-Xiang Song "Revision of the spider genus Taira (Araneae, Amaurobiidae, Amaurobiinae)," The Journal of Arachnology 36(3), 502-512, (1 December 2008).
Received: 11 July 2007; Published: 1 December 2008
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