Abstract

A new species of the genus Hypechiniscus Thulin is described from China. Hypechiniscus fengi, new species, is compared to the three existing species in the genus, H. exarmatus, H. gladiator, and H. papillifer. Hypechiniscus fengi differs from H. exarmatus in having a robust median dorsal spine and in having larger spurs on the internal claws; it differs from H. gladiator in lacking dentate collar on the fourth pair of legs; and it differs from H. papillifer in lacking any papillae on all four pairs of legs. An identification key to all species of the genus is provided.

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