Australian Museum Journal A revision of the Australian funnel-web spiders (Hexathelidae: Atracinae)

Shortform:
Gray, 2010. Rec. Aust. Mus. 62(3): 285–392
Author(s):
Gray, Michael R.
Year published:
2010
Title:
A revision of the Australian funnel-web spiders (Hexathelidae: Atracinae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
62
Issue:
3
Start page:
285
End page:
392
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.62.2010.1556
Language:
English
Date published:
24 November 2010
Cover date:
24 November 2010
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ARACHNIDA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY
Digitized:
22 October 2010
Available online:
25 November 2010
Reference number:
1556
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (6331kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (6169kb PDF)

Abstract

The Australian funnel-web spiders of the subfamily Atracinae are revised. The Atracinae are divided into three genera—Atrax O.P.-Cambridge with three species (two new), Hadronyche L. Koch with 31 species (18 new), and Illawarra n.gen. with one new species. Hadronyche is divided into four species groups—the lamingtonensis, adelaidensis, infensa and cerberea groups. Fourteen previously described species are redescribed or diagnosed. Twenty one new species are described: Atrax sutherlandi n.sp., A. yorkmainorum n.sp., Illawarra wisharti n.sp., Hadronyche alpina n.sp., H. emmalizae n.sp., H. marracoonda n.sp., H. monaro n.sp., H. tambo n.sp., H. nimoola n.sp., H. mascordi n.sp., H. jensenae n.sp., H. orana n.sp., H. lynabrae n.sp., H. kaputarensis n.sp., H. levittgreggae n.sp., H. macquariensis n.sp., H. walkeri n.sp., H. raveni n.sp., H. lamingtonensis n.sp., H. annachristiae n.sp. and H. monteithi n.sp. Two species described from Melanesia, H. hirsuta Rainbow and Styphlopis insularis Rainbow, are regarded as nomen dubia.

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