Australian Museum Journal Revision of the genus Holonuncia Forster (Arachnida: Opiliones: Triaenonychidae) with description of cavernicolous and epigean species from eastern Australia

Shortform:
Hunt, 1992, Rec. Aust. Mus. 44(2): 135–163
Author(s):
Hunt, Glenn S.
Year published:
1992
Title:
Revision of the genus Holonuncia Forster (Arachnida: Opiliones: Triaenonychidae) with description of cavernicolous and epigean species from eastern Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
44
Issue:
2
Start page:
135
End page:
163
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.44.1992.30
Language:
English
Date published:
14 August 1992
Cover date:
14 August 1992
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ARACHNIDA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
25 February 2009
Available online:
09 March 2009
Reference number:
30
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (84kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3805kb PDF)

Abstract

The genus Holonuncia Forster and the type species H. cavernicola Forster are redescribed. One new combination is established: H. seriata (Nuncia) (Roewer, 1915). Holonuncia seriata and H. tuberculata (Roewer, 1915) are redescribed and ten new species described: H. sussa, H. dewae, H. francesae, H. katoomba, H. weejasperensis, H. dispar, H. recta, H. hamiltonsmithi, H. kaputarensis and H. enigma. Allozyme electrophoresis resolves some species boundary problems. Morphological adaptations to cave life include leg attenuation, depigmentation and eye regression but not loss. The distribution of the genus in eastern mainland Australian caves is illustrated.