A spider species complex revealed high cryptic diversity in South China caves.

@article{Zhang2014ASS,
  title={A spider species complex revealed high cryptic diversity in South China caves.},
  author={Yuanyuan Zhang and Shu-qiang Li},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={79},
  pages={353-8}
}
Cryptic species, which are an important component of biodiversity, have rarely been studied in South China karst. We investigated cryptic diversity in the cave species complex Telema cucurbitina, which has a narrow niche but widespread distribution among multiple caves. We sampled another 15 populations (caves) in addition to the population from the type locality. Phylogenetic results indicated that individuals from the same cave constituted well-supported clades. Species diversity within this… CONTINUE READING
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