The goblin spiders of the new endemic Australian genus Cavisternum (Araneae, Oonopidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3684)

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dc.contributor.author Baehr, Barbara, 1953-
dc.contributor.author Harvey, Mark S.
dc.contributor.author Smith, Helen M. (Helen Motum)
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-09T20:10:31Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-09T20:10:31Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6047
dc.description 40 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. "March 4, 2010." Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-40). en
dc.description.abstract 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. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3684. en
dc.subject Cavisternum. en
dc.subject Spiders. en
dc.subject Australia. en
dc.title The goblin spiders of the new endemic Australian genus Cavisternum (Araneae, Oonopidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3684) en
dc.title.alternative Cavisternum, gen. nov., from Australia. en

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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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