Dr Jeremy A. Miller , † , ‡ , Prof Menno Schilthuizen † , § , Ms Jennie Lilliendahl Burmester | , Ms Lot van der Graaf ¶ , Dr Vincent Merckx † , Dr Merlijn Jocqué # , Prof Paul Joseph Antonius Kessler †† , Dr Tom Maurice Fayle ‡‡ , §§ , Mr Thijmen Breeschoten || , Ms Regi Broeren ¶¶ , Mr Roderick Bouman || , Ms Wan-Ji Chua § , Ms Frida Feijen ## , Ms Tanita Fermont ## , Mr Kevin Groen || , ¶ , Mr Marvin Groen || , Mr Nicolaas Johannes Cornelis Kil ††† , Ms Henrica Allegonda de Laat ††† , Mr Michelangelo Sergio Moerland || , Ms Carole Moncoquet ¶¶ , Ms Elisa Panjang § , Ms Amelia Joyce Philip § , Ms Rebecca Roca-Eriksen | , Mr Bastiaan Rooduijn ††† , Ms Marit van Santen || , Ms Violet Swakman ‡‡‡ , Dr Meaghan N. Evans §§§ , ||| , Dr Luke J. Evans §§§ , ||| , Mr Kieran Love §§§ , ||| , Ms Sarah H Joscelyne §§§ , ||| , Ms Anya Victoria Tober §§§ , ||| , Ms Hannah F. Wilson §§§ , ||| , Dr Laurentius N. Ambu ¶¶¶ , Dr Benoit Goossens §§§ , |||
26 March 2014
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.