Tuesday, March 28, 2023

[Arachnida • 2022] Weygoldtia condao • A New Species of the Whip Spider Genus Weygoldtia (Amblypygi: Charinidae) from Con Dao National Park, Vietnam

Weygoldtia condao 
 Anh & Hong Luong, 2022

A new species of the monotypic genus Weygoldtia Miranda, Giupponi, Prendini & Scharff, 2018 was described from Con Son island, southern Vietnam, namely Weygoldtia condao sp. nov. The new species is clearly distinguished from its congener Weygoldtia davidovi (Fage, 1946) by having more articles in the tibia and tarsus of leg I. A fragment of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene is also provided for the new species. The K2P genetic distance of the COI between the new species and W. davidovi is 20%, and phylogenetic analysis also supported the new species.

Keywords: Soil biodiversity, taxonomy, COI, DNA barcode, new species, Vietnam

Weygoldtia condao sp. nov. from Con Dao National Park. Habitus.

Weygoldtia condao sp. nov. 

Nguyen Thi Thu Anh and Phung Thi Hong Luong. 2022. A New Species of the Whip Spider Genus Weygoldtia (Arachnida: Amblypygi: Charinidae) from Con Dao National Park, Vietnam. Academia Journal of Biology. 44(3); 67–76. DOI: 10.15625/2615-9023/16953 vjs.ac.vn/index.php/VJBio/article/view/16953