Australian Museum Journal Notes on the architecture, nesting-habits, and life-histories of Australian Araneidae, based on specimens in the Australian Museum. Part I. The Territelaridae

Shortform:
Rainbow, 1901, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(1): 5–12
Author(s):
Rainbow, W. J.
Year published:
1901
Title:
Notes on the architecture, nesting-habits, and life-histories of Australian Araneidae, based on specimens in the Australian Museum. Part I. The Territelaridae
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Start page:
5
End page:
12
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1901.1076
Language:
English
Date published:
29 March 1901
Cover date:
29 March 1901
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ARACHNIDA; ECOLOGY, TERRESTRIAL
Digitized:
23 October 2008
Available online:
13 November 2008
Reference number:
1076
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (86kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (832kb PDF)

Abstract

The Araneae Theraphosae include all those Spiders which construct subterranean tubes, some of which are protected by a trap-door or lid. These are divided into three families-Liphistiidae, Aviculariidae, and Atypidae. Of these, the first, consisting of only one genus, Liphistius, Schiodte, is peculiar to the islands of Penang and Sumatra. The second, Aviculariidae, is divided by Simon into seven sub-families, and representatives of it are found in all parts of the world. The third, Atypidae, although not so numerous as the preceding group, occurs in Europe, America, Africa, Japan, and Malaysia.