The goblin spiders of the new endemic Australian genus Cavisternum (Araneae, Oonopidae)
Cavisternum, gen. nov., from Australia
American Museum novitates, no. 3684
Baehr, Barbara, 1953-
Harvey, Mark S
Smith, Helen M
New York, NY, American Museum of Natural History, c2010
"March 4, 2010."
The new endemic Australian goblin spider genus Cavisternum, gen. nov., is described with 19 new species: C. bagleyae, C. barthorum, C. bertmaini, C. carae, the type species C. clavatum, C. digweedi, C. ewani, C. foxae, C. gatangel, C. heywoodi, C. hughesi, C. ledereri, C. maxmoormanni, C. mayorum, C. michaelbellomoi, C. noelashepherdae, C. rochesterae, C. toadshow, and C. waldockae. A key is provided for all Cavisternum species known to date. Males of the genus Cavisternum possess a highly modified sternum, which is strongly concave and covered with clavate setae, and the cheliceral fangs are elongate with broad tips. The genus is found in tropical northern Australia and shows high endemicity, with most species recorded from a single location.
QL1 .A436 no.3684 2010
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