Some Tasmanian spiders of the families Oonopidae, Anapidae and Mysmenidae

Hickman, VV 1979 , 'Some Tasmanian spiders of the families Oonopidae, Anapidae and Mysmenidae' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 113 , pp. 53-80 , doi: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.113.53.

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A key to the Tasmanian Oonopidae is given and six members of the family described. Of these four are new species, namely Cornifalx insignis, Tasmanoonops fulvus, T. magnus and T. inornatus. The first species is made the type of the new genus Cornifalx. It is remarkable for the unusual sexual dimorphism exhibited by the male. The hitherto unknown male of Oonopinus mollipes Hickman is described for the first time. Oonops pulcher Templeton, a well known European oonopid, is recorded from Tasmania for the first time and a brief description of the male given. In the Anapidae two new apneumone species are described and made the types of new genera.
The first is Acrobleps hygrophilus, which has a palpless female and spins an orb web. The second is Olgania excavata, which has a deeply indented abdomen and exhibits extensive sclerotization. The family 11ysmenidae is recorded from Australia for the first time and is represented by Mysmena tasmaniae sp. n. The species is described and an account of its habits and life-history given.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Hickman, VV
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.113.53
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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