Ai-Min Shi's research while affiliated with China West Normal University and other places

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Four new species of the genus Metachelifer Redikorzev, 1938 are described from caves in the provinces of Tak ( M. takensis sp. nov. and M. thailandicus sp. nov. ), Chiangmai ( M. mahnerti sp. nov. ), and Nakhon Ratchasima ( M. cheni sp. nov. ). An identification key is provided to all known world representatives of the genus Metachelifer .
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A new species of darkling beetle (Tenebrionidae) belonging to the genus Agnaptoria Reitter, 1887, A. jinchengi sp. nov. is described from the Dhaulagiri Zone in Nepal. A new key for all known Agnaptoria species is provided. http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:64D8CC42-A7DB-4CCA-B52B-C54E2F1C114F
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A new pseudoscorpion, Lagynochthonius bailongtanensis sp. nov., is described and illustrated from specimens collected in a cave in Luoping County, Yunnan Province, China. This species is notable in being strongly troglomorphic. A new identification key is provided to all known Chinese representatives of the genus Lagynochthonius.
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A new pseudoscorpion species, Bisetocreagris xiaoensis Li & Liu, sp. n., is described and illustrated from specimens collected in caves in Yanjin County, Yunnan Province, China. An identification key is provided to all known cave- dwelling representatives of the genus Bisetocreagris in the world.
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Three new species of darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae) belonging to the subgenus Leipopleura of the genus Bioramix Bates, 1879, B. (L.) baqenensis Li & Egorov, sp. n., B. (L.) nyainrongensis Li & Egorov, sp. n., and B. (L.) banbarensis Li & Egorov, sp. n. are described from the Tibet Autonomous Region in China. Additionally, a new identification key...
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Two new species of darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae: Platyscelidini) belonging to the subgenus Cardiobioramix of the genus Bioramix are described. The first one, B. (C.) jinchuanensis sp. nov. known from the Chinese Province Sichuan Jinchuan, is characterized by the elongated parameres which are uniquely curved near the apex. The second one, B. (C.)...
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Two new species of the genus Bioramix Bates, 1879 are described from China: Bioramix igori sp. n. (Tibet – Xizang Autonomous Region) and Bioramix hongyuanensis sp. n. (Sichuan). Both species are included in the subgenus Leipopleura Seidlitz, 1893 and close to B. reinigi (Kaszab, 1940), B. crypticoides (Reitter, 1887) and B. nagquana Meng et Ren, 20...

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... Of these eight species, except for L. typhlus, L. curvidigitatus, L. bailongtanensis and L. laoxueyanensis, the other four species retain eyes or eyespots and are weakly troglomorphic. It is worth mentioning that L. curvidigitatus can be easily separated from other new species described in this paper by its strongly curved chelal fingers (Fig. 1;Mahnert 1988;Harvey 1989;Muchmore 1991;Mahnert 1997;Judson 2007;Li et al. 2019;Harms et al. 2022;Hou et al. 2022;World Pseudoscorpiones Catalog 2022). ...
... The fauna of Chinese Platyscelidini has been studied extensively in recent years. However all new taxa described after 1999 belong to the large genus Bioramix Bates, 1879 [Еgorov, 2006b;Li et al., 2013;Bai, Ren, 2016;Li et al., 2016a, b]. ...
... To date, 33 cave-dwelling pseudoscorpion species, representing three families (Chthoniidae, Neobisiidae, Chernetidae), have been described from China. Among them, eight species are known from Yunnan (Schawaller 1995;Mahnert 2003Mahnert , 2009Mahnert and Li 2016;Gao et al. 2017;Li et al. 2017;Gao et al. 2018;Li et al. 2019;Feng et al. 2020;Gao et al. 2020;Zhang et al. 2020). ...