Two new species of cave-adapted pseudoscorpions (Pseudoscorpiones: Neobisiidae, Chthoniidae) from Guangxi, China
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Two new troglomorphic pseudoscorpion species, Bisetocreagris maomaotou sp. nov. (Family Neobisiidae) and Tyrannochthonius chixingi sp. nov. (Family Chthoniidae) are described from one cave in the tower karst of northern Guangxi Province, China. This cave is located at close proximity to a village and an adjacent urban area. As with many caves in the South China Karst, this feature occurs at an elevation slightly above agriculture and rural activities; thus, we suggest it may be partially buffered from human activities in the lowland areas. We discuss the likelihood of narrow range endemism and provide research and conservation recommendations to guide future management of these two species.
The Journal of Arachnology, Vol. 46, no. 2 (2018-08-01).
Bisetocreagris, Cave Conservation, Troglobionts, Tyrannochthonius
Bisetocreagris; Cave Conservation; Troglobionts; Tyrannochthonius
Gao, Zhizhong; Wynne, J. Judson; and Zhang, Feng, "Two new species of cave-adapted pseudoscorpions (Pseudoscorpiones: Neobisiidae, Chthoniidae) from Guangxi, China" (2018). KIP Articles. 5538.