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The new endemic Australian genus Nosterella and a review of Nostera (Araneae: Zodariidae), including eight new species

Title

The new endemic Australian genus Nosterella and a review of Nostera (Araneae: Zodariidae), including eight new species (2776 KB) pdf document icon

Author/s

Baehr, B.C. & Jocqué, R.

Citation

Baehr, B.C. & Jocqué, R. 2017. The new endemic Australian genus Nosterella and a review of Nostera (Araneae: Zodariidae), including eight new species. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 60: 53–76. https://dx.doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.60.2016.2016-14

Accepted 8 November 2016
Published online 25 January 2017
Peer reviewed:

Yes

DOI

https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.60.2016.2016-14

Keywords Taxonomy, new genus, new species, ant-eating, spiders, Australia

Abstract

A new genus is created to include Nosterella nadgee (Jocqué, 1995), and five new species: Nosterella cavicola, Nosterella christineae, Nosterella diabolica, Nosterella fitzgibboni, Nosterella pollardi. Four species of the ant-eating spider genus Nostera Jocqué including three new species are described: Nostera lynx Jocqué, 1991, Nostera geoffgarretti, Nostera spinata, Nostera trifurcata. An identification key is provided for both genera.