Refereed Article Therlinya, a new genus of spiders (Amaurobioidea:Stiphidiidae) from Eastern Australia

Citation: Gray, M.R. and Smith, H.M. 2002. Therlinya, a new genus of spiders (Amaurobioidea:Stiphidiidae) from Eastern Australia. Records of the Australian Museum. 54. (3): 293-312.

Abstract:

Therlinya, a new genus of cribellate amaurobioid spiders from eastern Australia, readily distinguished by its arched, unpatterned carapace, is described. It includes eleven new species: Therlinya kiah, T. foveolata, T. bellinger, T. horsemanae, T. wiangaree, T. ballata, T. vexillum, T. lambkinae, T. angusta, T. monteithi, and T. nasuta. All are forest dwelling species that build small sheet webs in sheltered microhabitats. Distribution maps and comments on relationships and biology are given.

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