Arachnura, Vinson, 1863

Castanheira, Pedro De S., Didham, Raphael K., Vink, Cor J. & Framenau, Volker W., 2019, The scorpion-tailed orb-weaving spiders (Araneae, Araneidae, Arachnura) in Australia and New Zealand, Zootaxa 4706 (1), pp. 147-170: 166-168

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4706.1.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:55B57A7B-BD32-4F2B-8318-99CAE2C1411F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F53449-CA5D-FF94-FF42-F8F1FCEDE33D

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Arachnura
status

 

Arachnura   sp. indet. (juvenile)

( Figs. 11 View FIGURE 11 ; 13 View FIGURE 13 )

Material examined. AUSTRALIA: Queensland: Edmonton (17°01’S, 145°45’E), 24.viii.1970, R. E. Mascord (2 immatures, AM KS32635) GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. Two juvenile Arachnura   were collected in northern Queensland. Their somatic morphology ( Figs. 11A, B View FIGURE 11 ) does not match any of the species treated here and they likely represent a different taxon. The specimens were also found far outside the known range of other Arachnura   in Australia ( Fig. 13 View FIGURE 13 ). They have a unique colouration and are illustrated here to facilitate a future, more comprehensive revision of the genus Arachnura   . As they do not represent mature spiders they are not formally described here.

AM

Australian Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Araneidae