Australian Museum Journal Trapdoor spiders of the genus Misgolas (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae) in the Illawarra and South Coast regions of New South Wales, Australia

Shortform:
Wishart, 2011. Rec. Aust. Mus. 63(1): 33–51
Author(s):
Wishart, Graham
Year published:
2011
Title:
Trapdoor spiders of the genus Misgolas (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae) in the Illawarra and South Coast regions of New South Wales, Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
63
Issue:
1
Start page:
33
End page:
51
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.63.2011.1553
Language:
English
Date published:
29 June 2011
Cover date:
29 June 2011
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ARACHNIDA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
29 June 2011
Available online:
05 July 2011
Reference number:
1553
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (41kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (828kb PDF)

Abstract

This paper reports on species of the idiopid trapdoor spider genus Misgolas Karsch, 1878 found in the Illawarra and South Coast Regions of New South Wales, Australia. They comprise eight new species: M. horsemanae n.sp., M. gwennethae n.sp., M. phippsi n.sp., M. kampenae n.sp., M. paulaskewi n.sp., M. rowelli n.sp., M. tannerae n.sp. and M. shawi n.sp. Four species dealt with in Wishart (1992) and one in Wishart (2006) are also included in the region covered by this work: M. rapax (synonymous with M. hubbardi), M. dereki, M. kirstiae, M. robertsi (Main & Mascord, 1974) and M. gracilis respectively. M. elegans (Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918) is retained here but is regarded as a nomen dubium. Evidence is provided supporting the species status of M. montanus (Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918). A key for males of the species within the region is presented, as well as distribution map and comments on taxonomy and natural history.

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