Australian Museum Journal A revision of the genus Poltys in Australasia (Araneae: Araneidae)

Shortform:
Smith, 2006, Rec. Aust. Mus. 58(1): 43–96
Author(s):
Smith, Helen M.
Year published:
2006
Title:
A revision of the genus Poltys in Australasia (Araneae: Araneidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
58
Issue:
1
Start page:
43
End page:
96
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.58.2006.1465
Language:
English
Date published:
10 May 2006
Cover date:
10 May 2006
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ARACHNIDA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
10 May 2006
Available online:
10 May 2006
Reference number:
1465
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (38kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (13005kb PDF)

Abstract

The genus Poltys C.L. Koch is revised in Australia and partly examined in the wider Australasian region. Poltys coronatus Keyserling, P. keyserlingi Keyserling, P. multituberculatus Rainbow and P. penicillatus Rainbow are synonymized with P. illepidus C.L. Koch; P. microtuberculatus Rainbow is synonymized with P. stygius Thorell; P. bimaculatus Keyserling, P. mammeatus Keyserling and P. salebrosus Rainbow are synonymized with P. laciniosus Keyserling; P. sigillatus Chrysanthus is synonymized with P. frenchi Hogg. Five new species are described, four from Australia, P. grayi, P. jujorum, P. milledgei and P. noblei, and P. timmeh from New Caledonia. Notes on the biology of Australian species are given and a key is provided. DNA COI and ITS2 sequence data are used to test the species separations. A checklist of all Poltys types from the region, including illustrations, is provided.

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