Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Scopus Web of Science® Altmetric
Type: Journal article
Title: The first pararchaeid spider (Araneae: Pararchaeidae) from New Caledonia, with a discussion on spinneret spigots and egg sac morphology in Ozarchaea
Author: Rix, M.
Harvey, M.
Citation: Zootaxa, 2010; 2414(2414):27-40
Publisher: Magnolia Press
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1175-5326
Statement of
Michael G. Rix & Mark S. Harvey
Abstract: The first pararchaeid species to be recorded from outside Australia or New Zealand, Flavarchaea humboldti n. sp., is described from female specimens collected near the summit of Mont Humboldt, New Caledonia. Morphological and behavioural data are further described for Western Australian species of Ozarchaea Rix, with the spinneret spigot morphology of O. harveyi Rix imaged under a scanning electron microscope, and the egg sac of O. westraliensis Rix described for the first time. Pararchaeid spinnerets possess two major ampullate gland spigots on the anterior lateral spinnerets and no triad on the posterior lateral spinnerets; such a spinneret spigot arrangement does not support the placement of the Pararchaeidae in the superfamily Araneoidea, and further research is needed to test the phylogenetic position of this enigmatic family.
Keywords: Taxonomy; Nouvelle Calédonie; Western Australia; spinnerets; spigots; egg sac; Palpimanoidea; Entelegynae; Araneoidea
Rights: © 2010 Magnolia Press
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.2414.1.2
Published version:
Appears in Collections:Aurora harvest 2
Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Science publications

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.