A new observation of Platythomisus

I started the Makunda Nature Club at the Makunda Christian Leprosy and General Hospital in Assam where I worked for nearly 30 years. Following our collaboration with Siddharth Kulkarni, India lead on the World Spider Catalog, a very interesting spider was discovered by one of the student members of the Club. This story was reported here: https://diversityindianews.blogspot.com/2017/02/rare-spider-spotted-in-remote-hospital.html#:~:text=February%201%2C%202017-,Rare%20spider%20spotted%20in%20a%20remote%20hospital%20in%20Assam%20through,(Araneae%2C%20Thomisidae)%E2%80%9D.

The observation was published in January 2017.

At that time, it was identified as Platythomisus octomaculatus - which was being observed 140 years after its discovery in Borneo. Later, we were informed that this could be a new species, Platythomisus xiandao - if so, we were the first to observe the species.

The published article can be downloaded from here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313108517_Report_of_Platythomisus_octomaculatus_C_L_Koch_1845_and_Platythomisus_sudeepi_Biswas_1977_from_India_Araneae_Thomisidae

Publicado el 18 de febrero de 2024 a las 10:37 AM por ivijayanand ivijayanand


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