Blakistonia, Hogg. Where, 1902

Harrison, Sophie E., Rix, Michael G., Harvey, Mark S. & Austin, Andrew D., 2018, Systematics of the Australian spiny trapdoor spiders of the genus Blakistonia Hogg (Araneae: Idiopidae), Zootaxa 4518 (1), pp. 1-76: 68

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4518.1.1

publication LSID

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scientific name

Blakistonia
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Blakistonia   ‘sp. 1’

Material examined. AUSTRALIA: Western Australia: GoogleMaps   One juvenile, Yamarna, 140 km E. of Laverton   GoogleMaps , 28°07’58”S, 123°41’22”E, 3 December 2011, hand collected, Acacia   shrubland, V. Saffer (WAM T 121587 View Materials DNA).

Diagnosis. As Blakistonia   ‘sp. 1’ is known only from a juvenile specimen, it cannot be distinguished from other species by morphology. However, all life stages of this species can be distinguished from those of other species with sequence data by the following nucleotide substitutions (n = 1 specimen): C(108), C(144), T(271), T(299), C(346), T(478); and by the following unique motifs: GAT(47–49), TC(57–58), TA(99–100), GC(210– 211), CA(354–355), AGC(373–375), GTTA(414–418), GA(456–457), TTT(470–472), GT(477–478), AT(513– 514).

Distribution. This species is known only from Yamarna, 140 km east of Laverton, in the Goldfields region of Western Australia ( Fig. 33 View FIGURE 33 ).

Remarks. As the only known specimen of Blakistonia   ‘sp. 1’ is a juvenile, it is not formally described as a new species, although the molecular data clearly demonstrate it as new.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Idiopidae