Dispatch from the field: ecology of …

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Dispatch from the field: ecology of ground-web-building spiders with description of a new species (Araneae, Symphytognathidae)

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Crassignatha danaugirangensis sp. n. (Araneae: Symphytognathidae) was discovered during a tropical ecology field course held at the Danau Girang Field Centre in Sabah, Malaysia. A taxonomic description and accompanying ecological study were completed as course activities. To assess the ecology of this species, which belongs to the ground-web-building spider community, three habitat types were surveyed: riparian forest, recently inundated riverine forest, and oil palm plantation. Crassignatha danaugirangensis sp. n. is the most abundant ground-web-building spider species in riparian forest; it is rare or absent from the recently inundated forest and was not found in a nearby oil palm plantation. The availability of this taxonomic description may help facilitate the accumulation of data about this species and the role of inundated riverine forest in shaping invertebrate communities. 

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Jeremy Miller
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Naturalis Biodiversity Center Leiden Netherlands
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Jeremy Miller
Dr
Naturalis Biodiversity Center Leiden Netherlands
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Jeremy Miller
Dr
Naturalis Biodiversity Center Leiden Netherlands

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Mar 24, 2014

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Mar 27, 2014

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