Australian Museum Journal Notes on the ant-mimic genus Anatea Berland (Araneae: Theridiidae) and two new species from tropical Australia

Shortform:
Smith et al., 2017. Rec. Aust. Mus. 69(1): 1–13
Author(s):
Helen M. Smith; Mark S. Harvey; Ingi Agnarsson; Gregory J. Anderson
Year published:
2017
Title:
Notes on the ant-mimic genus Anatea Berland (Araneae: Theridiidae) and two new species from tropical Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
69
Issue:
1
Start page:
1
End page:
13
DOI:
10.3853/j.2201-4349.69.2017.1672
Language:
EN
Date published:
31 May 2017
Cover date:
31 May 2017
ISSN:
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ARACHNIDA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
31 May 2017
Available online:
31 May 2017
Reference number:
1672
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (241kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (6432kb PDF)

Abstract

 The taxonomic history of the New Caledonian myrmecomorph spider, Anatea formicaria Berland (Hadrotarsinae: Theridiidae) is summarized, new records are presented and the female is figured for the first time. Two new species provisionally assigned to the genus are described from north-eastern Australia, A. monteithi Smith sp. nov. and A. elongata Smith sp. nov. Some undescribed Anatea species occurring on New Caledonia are shown, and aspects of hadrotarsine anatomy and ant specialization are discussed.

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