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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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Abstract

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
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Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 08:02
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:35
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