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First description of a mysmenid spider species from mainland Australia and new data for Mysmena tasmaniae Hickman, 1979 (Araneae, Mysmenidae)
Published online: 10 October 2013
Lopardo, L. & Michalik, P. 2013 10 10: First description of a mysmenid spider species from mainland Australia and new data for Mysmena tasmaniae Hickman, 1979 (Araneae, Mysmenidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 58: 381–396. https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.58.2013.2013-16
22 August 2013
10 October 2013
taxonomy, spiders, Orbiculariae, web, Araneomorphae, Arachnida
We describe a new species of the spider family Mysmenidae, Mysmena leichhardti sp. nov., and provide detailed additional morphological and behavioral information of M. tasmaniae. M. tasmaniae is known to occur and has been collected exclusively in Tasmania. In contrast, we have recently collected several specimens of M. leichhardti sp. nov. from Queensland, therefore representing the first formal description of a mysmenid species from mainland Australia.
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