Australian Museum Journal Arachnida from northern Queensland. Part I

Shortform:
Rainbow, 1916, Rec. Aust. Mus. 11(3): 33–64
Author(s):
Rainbow, W. J.
Year published:
1916
Title:
Arachnida from northern Queensland. Part I
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
11
Issue:
3
Start page:
33
End page:
64
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.11.1916.909
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xiv–xvi
Date published:
01 July 1916
Cover date:
01 July 1916
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ARACHNIDA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
27 October 2008
Available online:
16 December 2008
Reference number:
909
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (86kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3948kb PDF)

Abstract

The material enumerated hereunder was collected by Mr. A. A. Girault in Northern Queensland. By far the greater bulk of the species was collected in the vicinity of Gordonvale, formerly known as Nelson. The Spiders are mostly small, and of the arboreal type. This is what one would naturally expect when the methods of collecting adopted by Mr. Girault are considered, namely, "beating" and "sweeping." There are, however, as will be seen by a perusal of the contents of this paper, a few terrestrial forms.

In such a mass of material as that collected by Mr. Girault, and from a district so rich in individuals and species, it is only natural that some novelties should occur, and so we find it. These, which include new genera and new species, are in addition to already recorded forms enumerated below. The "Girault Collection," as this material may be called, include one Isometroides, one Chelifer, one Dampetrus, one Trombidium and one Rhincolophus, all of which are recorded in their proper place.