Song Yanjing1, Li Shuqiang2. 2008. A taxonomic study of five erigonine spiders (Araneae: Linyphiidae) from China // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.17. No.1–2: 87–100 [in English].
1 Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101 P. R. China.
2 Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 P. R. China (corresponding author).
KEY WORDS: Erigoninae, taxonomy, new species, new combination, new record.
ABSTRACT. Five erigonine spiders are described or redescribed and figured, i.e. Gongylidioides diellipticus sp.n., Paikiniana biceps sp.n., Dicymbium sinofacetum Tanasevitch, 2006, Paikiniana lurida (Seo, 1991) comb.n. and Houshenzinus rimosus Tanasevitch, 2006. The types of Araeoncus stigmosus Xia et al., 2001 were re-examined and females of A. stigmosus were referred to D. sinofacetum. The females are described for the first time for the species P. lurida (Seo, 1991) comb.n. (ex Walckenaeria) and H. rimosus. The species P. lurida (Seo, 1991) comb.n., is newly transferred from the genus Walckenaeria. This is the first record of the genus Paikiniana in China.