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The wishbone spiders of Eastern Australia (Mygalomorphae: Anamidae: Aname): A workflow for the description of 40+ new species in one year.

Jeremy D. Wilson (University of Western Australia and Western Australian Museum); Leigh W. Simmons (University of Western Australia); Mark S. Harvey (Western Australian Museum and University of Western Australia); Michael G. Rix (Queensland Museum). The wishbone spiders of the genus Aname (Anamidae) have radiated across the Australian tropical and arid zones, and, along with another Australian arid-zone …

The wishbone spiders of Eastern Australia (Mygalomorphae: Anamidae: Aname): A workflow for the description of 40+ new species in one year. Read More »

Taxonomy and systematics of the ‘backobourkiine’ spiders, a putative new subfamily of orb-weavers (Araneae, Araneidae).

Pedro de S. Castanheira (Murdoch University); Volker W. Framenau  (Murdoch University); Nikolaj Scharff (Natural History Museum of Denmark); Dimitar Dimitrov (University of Bergen); Abha Chopra (Murdoch University); Renner L. C. Baptista (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro). The spider family Araneidae includes medium-sized to large orb-weavers with generally vertical webs. A recent multi-gene molecular study supported …

Taxonomy and systematics of the ‘backobourkiine’ spiders, a putative new subfamily of orb-weavers (Araneae, Araneidae). Read More »

Taxonomy and systematics of the artoriine wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae): is Artoria monophyletic?

André W. do Prado (Murdoch University, Australia); Volker W. Framenau (Murdoch University, Australia), Cor J. Vink (Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, New Zealand); Luis N. Piacentini (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Argentina) & Renner L.C. Baptista (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). The genus Artoria currently represents the most speciose genus of wolf spiders in …

Taxonomy and systematics of the artoriine wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae): is Artoria monophyletic? Read More »

Taxonomy, biogeography and the evolution of twig-lining behaviour in the trapdoor spider genus Idiosoma (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae): the challenge of documenting one of Australia’s most diverse spider genera.

Michael G. Rix (Queensland Museum and Western Australian Museum); Jeremy D. Wilson (University of Western Australia, Queensland Museum and Western Australian Museum); Andrew D. Austin (University of Adelaide); Steven J. B. Cooper (South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide); Mark S. Harvey (Western Australian Museum and University of Western Australia). The assembly of the biota …

Taxonomy, biogeography and the evolution of twig-lining behaviour in the trapdoor spider genus Idiosoma (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae): the challenge of documenting one of Australia’s most diverse spider genera. Read More »

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