Atracinae

Gray, Michael R., 2010, A Revision of the Australian Funnel-web Spiders (Hexathelidae: Atracinae), Records of the Australian Museum 62 (3), pp. 285-392: 295

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.62.2010.1556

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/163F87D5-FFE1-FFAF-C75A-96B25436FB83

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Atracinae
status

 

Keys to Atracinae  

The information given in these keys relies upon characters key outcomes. The use of ratio data in some parts of the key taken from male spiders—the keys require male specimens. make it less user friendly than one would like, especially for Measurements, counts and ratios given in these keys refer inexperienced users.

to male spiders unless specifically noted as female data. No species key is given for the genus Illawarra   Leg and palp spine counts represent totals for the segment, (monotypic). Males of the Tasmanian species, H. pulvinator   unless otherwise noted. (Hickman, 1927) and the South Australian species, H. eyrei   Species attributed to the diverse cerberea   group show (Gray, 1984), are unknown and these species are not included intra-specific variation in dorsal femoral I, II spination in keys—their species diagnoses and apparently limited (spines present in most spp., but absent in some individuals distributions should assist with their identification.

of a few spp.). This means that some species have two (part)

Key to genera

1 Male tibia II with large, prominent, conical apophysis ( Fig. 6I View Figure 6 ). Caput weakly raised (Figs. 4B, 5B). Central cheliceral tooth row short, basal ( Fig. 5F View Figure 5 ). Labium short (Fig. 4A) ............................................. Atrax   O.P.- Cambridge  

—— Male tibia II not with a prominent conical apophysis—tibia II either unmodified or with bluntly rounded apophysis or apophyseal swelling. Caput weakly to strongly raised ..................................................................................... 2

2 Male tibia II unmodified (Fig. 16F). Caput weakly raised and frontally narrow, cheliceral paturon relatively weak (Figs. 16A,B; 17B,D). Male tarsi I, II with a midventral spine row as well as two lateral rows ( Fig. 3B View Figure 3 ). Central cheliceral tooth row short, basal (Fig. 16C). Labium short. PLS short (Figs. 16E, 17F) .......................................... Illawarra   n.gen   .

—— Caput moderately to strongly raised and frontally broad, cheliceral paturon robust ( Figs. 20B,E View Figure 20 ; 21B,C). Male tarsi I, II lacking a full midventral spine row. Male tibia II either unmodified (Fig. 68F), or with rounded apophysis/apophyseal swelling ( Figs. 30C View Figure 30 , 34G View Figure 34 ). Central cheliceral tooth row long or short. Labium long or short ....................................................................... Hadronyche L. Koch