Wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae) of the reserve forests of Dooars, West Bengal, India

Abstract :

31 species under 6 genera till date are found to compose lycosid fauna of Dooars, West Bengal. Of these Arctosa quinquedens is considered as new to science. Hitherto unknown male morph of Draposa amkhasensis (Tikader & Malhotra) comb. nov. is reported. Record of Pardosa procurva Yu & Song from the country delimits its distribution range. All these new spiders are described and illustrated. New combination for the species Draposa amkhasensis (Tikader & Malhotra) and D. burasantiensis (Tikader & Malhotra) is proposed


Keyword :

Lycosid, new species, new male morph, new combination, Dooars, West Bengal


Author(s) : Dhali, D. C., Roy, T. K., Sen, S., Saha, S., Raychaudhuri, D.
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2012 Vol. 7 Number 2