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Type: Journal article
Title: Australian assassins, Part III: a review of the assassin spiders (Araneae, Archaeidae) of tropical north-eastern Queensland
Author: Rix, M.
Harvey, M.
Citation: ZooKeys, 2012; 218(218):1-55
Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1313-2989
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Michael G. Rix, and Mark S. Harvey
Abstract: The assassin spiders of the family Archaeidae from tropical north-eastern Queensland are revised, with eight new species described from rainforest habitats of the Wet Tropics bioregion and Mackay-Whitsundays Hinterland: Austrarchaea griswoldisp. n., Austrarchaea hoskinisp. n., Austrarchaea karenaesp. n., Austrarchaea tealeisp. n., Austrarchaea thompsonisp. n., Austrarchaea wallaceisp. n., Austrarchaea westisp. n. and Austrarchaea woodaesp. n. Specimens of the only previously described species, Austrarchaea daviesae Forster & Platnick, 1984, are redescribed from the southern Atherton Tableland. The rainforests of tropical eastern Queensland are found to be a potential hotspot of archaeid diversity and endemism, with the region likely to be home to numerous additional short-range endemic taxa. A key to species complements the taxonomy, with maps, natural history information and conservation assessments provided for all species.
Keywords: New species
Wet Tropics
Rights: © Michael G. Rix, Mark S. Harvey. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 (CC-BY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.218.3662
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