Three New Species and a New Record of the Spider Genus Mallinella Strand, 1906 From Brunei (Araneae, Zodariidae)

Zootaxa. 2014 Jun 30;3826(2):377-85. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3826.2.7.


This article is the first formal record of the genus Mallinella Strand, 1906 in Brunei Darussalam. Four Mallinella species are documented. Mallinella merimbunenis sp. nov., M. myrmecophaga sp. nov., and M. platyrhyncha sp. nov. are newly described. The females of M. bigemina Dankittipakul, Jocqué & Singtripop, 2012 are here recorded from Brunei for the first time. The latter species was previously known only from an evergreen hill forest at 2,000 m elevation at Mt. Kinabalu of Kinabalu Park in Sabah.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brunei
  • Female
  • Male
  • Spiders / anatomy & histology*
  • Spiders / classification*