A new genus of mygalomorph spider from the Great Victoria Desert and neighbouring arid country in south-eastern Western Australia (Araneae: Nemesiidae)

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ABSTRACT Swolnpes, a new genus in the mygalomorph spider family Nemesiidae, is described from the Great Victoria Desert and the Morgan Ranges in south-eastern Western Australia. Swolnpes includes two new species, S. darwini (type species) and S. morganensis, both of which are currently known from males only. Based on the configuration of the male pedipalp the genus is tentatively placed into the tribe Anamini Simon 1889, although some somatic characters, such as the lack of a tibial spur and the lack or low number of maxillary cuspules which are restricted to a narrow band, are reminiscent of the genus Teyl Main 1975 (tribe Teylini Main 1985).

Author(s) Barbara York Main and Volker W. Framenau
Records 25 : Part 3
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