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Taiwan Quick Take: New spider found in Tainan


A new species of spider, aphantaulax tainanica, has been discovered in Tainan City, according to a report in Endemic Species Research, published by the Endemic Species Research Center under the Council of Agriculture. The first such spider, a female, was discovered by Ueng Yih-tsong (翁義聰), an assistant professor at Kun Shan University in Tainan County, and his son Ueng Tzu-yang (翁子洋) while collecting specimens in Tainan's Su-Tsao Wildlife Reservation between Oct. 2001 and Aug. 2003. They also found three species of spider that had never before been found in Taiwan, including Myrmarachne gisti, Marpissa elongate and Sitticus penicillatus.

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