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The goblin spiders of the new endemic Australian genus Cavisternum (Araneae, Oonopidae)
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The goblin spiders of the new endemic Australian genus Cavisternum (Araneae, Oonopidae)

Title Variants

Alternative: Cavisternum, gen. nov., from Australia

Related Titles

Series: American Museum novitates, no. 3684

By

Baehr, Barbara, 1953-

Harvey, Mark S
Smith, Helen M

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

New York, NY, American Museum of Natural History, c2010

Notes

Caption title.

"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.

Subjects

Arachnida , Australia, Northern , Cavisternum , Classification , Oonopidae , Spiders

Call Number

QL1 .A436 no.3684 2010

Language

English

Identifiers

OCLC: 549278903

 

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