Homologies of the tibial apophyses of Taira with those of other members of the subfamily Amaurobiinae are evaluated. The monophyly of the genus Taira and the phylogenetic relationships of its species are analyzed using parsimony. The genus Taira is supported by two putative synapomorphies: the presence of broad epigynal teeth and the distally originating tegular sclerite apophysis. A diagnosis and description of Taira and a key to its species are provided. Three new species are described from China: Taira qiuae new species (♂♀), T. sichuanensis new species (♂♀), and T. zhui new species (♂♀).
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