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.
Sat, Oct 14, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: New spider found in Tainan
STAFF WRITER WITH AGENCIES
This story has been viewed 2203 times.
Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.
Listing from 2015-10-01 to 2015-10-08
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1US group warns of ‘storm’ to hit South China Sea
2Lai’s independence stance stirs furor
3Minister of Culture tenders resignation
4Numbers of employees laid off, on unpaid leave rising
5Farm offers full tea-making experience