Asima A.1, Caleb J.T.D.2, Babu N.1, Prasad G.1 2022. Two new species of Habrocestum Simon, 1876 (Araneae: Salticidae: Hasariini) from Western Ghats, India // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.31. No.3: 305–311 [in English].

1 Department of Zoology, Kariavattom Campus, University of Kerala, 695582, India. E-mail (G. Prasad):

2 Division of Biodiversity, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College (Autonomous), Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034, Tamil Nadu, India.

doi: 10.15298/arthsel. 31.3.06

ABSTRACT. Two new species of Habrocestum Simon, 1876 are described from Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, India: H. shendurneyensis sp.n. (♂♀) and H. kerala sp.n. (♂). Detailed descriptions, diagnostic features, and illustrations are given. A map showing collecting localities of all known Habrocestum species from India is also provided.

KEY WORDS: Biodiversity hotspot, Kerala, Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary, taxonomy.

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