Australian Museum Journal A review of the filistatid spiders (Araneae: Filistatidae) of Australia

Shortform:
Gray, 1994, Rec. Aust. Mus. 46(1): 39–61
Author(s):
Gray, Michael R.
Year published:
1994
Title:
A review of the filistatid spiders (Araneae: Filistatidae) of Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
46
Issue:
1
Start page:
39
End page:
61
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.46.1994.17
Language:
English
Date published:
19 May 1994
Cover date:
19 May 1994
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ARACHNIDA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
02 February 2009
Available online:
27 February 2009
Reference number:
17
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Complete work:
Complete work (7088kb PDF)

Abstract

Two new genera of filistatid spiders from Australia are described. Wandella n.gen. is widely distributed in mainland Australia and includes eleven species: Wandella barbarella n.sp. (type species), W. australiensis (L. Koch, 1873) n.comb., W. orana n.sp., W. murrayensis n.sp., W. stuartensis n.sp., W. centralis n.sp., W. parnabyi n.sp., W. alinjarra n.sp., W. waldockae n.sp., W. pallida n.sp., W. diamentina n.sp. Yardiella n.gen. is a monotypic genus for Yardiella humphreysi, currently known only from North-West Cape Peninsula. The affinities of these genera with Pritha Lehtinen, and Indo-Pacific and Indian filistatid spider faunas are noted.