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Some Tasmanian harvestmen of the sub-order Palpatores


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Hickman, VV (1957) Some Tasmanian harvestmen of the sub-order Palpatores. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 91. pp. 65-80. ISSN 0080-4703

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Three new species belonging to the little-known family Acropsopilionidae are described. Two of them are placed in a new genus Tasmanopilio and the third in the genus Austropsopilio Forster. A key to the genera is provided. An account of four species belonging to the family Phalangiidae is also given. One of the species, Spinicrus tasmanicum (Hogg), is the only member of the sub-order Palpatores hitherto recorded from Tasmania. Two of the other species are new and also belong to the genus Spinicrus Forster. The remaining species is the widely distributed European phalangiid, Opilio parietinus (De Geer) , which is often seen on buildings in Hobart and Launceston during summer.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 65-80
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 08:02
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:35
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