The spider families Synotaxidae and Malkaridae (Arachnida: Araneae: Araneoidea) in Western Australia

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ABSTRACT – The southern-temperate spider families Synotaxidae and Malkaridae are newly recorded from south-western Western Australia, each for a new species from the eastern Stirling Range National Park. The synotaxid genus Calcarsynotaxus Wunderlich, previously described from south-eastern Queensland, is represented in Western Australia by the new species C. benrobertsi. The sternoidine malkarid genus Perissopmeros Butler, previously described from south-eastern Australia, is represented in Western Australia by the new species P. darwini. Species of Synotaxidae and Malkaridae are rare and highly restricted in south-western Australia, known only from refugial, mesic habitats in montane areas of the Stirling Range National Park.

Author(s) Michael G. Rix, J. Dale Roberts and Mark S. Harvey
Volume
Records 25 : Part 3
Article Published
2009
Page Number
295

DOI
10.18195/issn.0312-3162.25(3).2009.295-304