Abstract

Nelima doriae (Canestrini) (Phalangiidae, Leiobuninae), a southern European harvestman, has been introduced to Australia and New Zealand. Previously it had been described as a new endemic Australian species, Nelima dunni Forster. Later it was wrongly made the type of a new monotypic genus, Nodala Forster (subfamily Megalopsalinae).

General comparisons are made between introduced and European populations. The introduced populations seem to resemble the Italian-Jugoslavian forms most closely. Significant differences in leg and scute length in Australian forms are noted.

Harvestmen species transported by human agency from one country to another are tabulated along with notes on their adopted habitats. European species in the subfamily Phalangiinae (Phalangiidae) are most often involved, with transport either occurring within the north-temperate zone or across the tropics with invasion of the south-temperate zone.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Gruber and Hunt, 1973, Rec. Aust. Mus. 28(16): 383–392
Author
Jurgen Gruber; Glenn S. Hunt
Year
1973
Title
Nelima doriae (Canestrini), a south European harvestman in Australia and New Zealand (Arachnida, Opiliones, Phalangiidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
28
Issue
16
Start Page
383
End Page
392
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.28.1973.405
Language
English
Date Published
13 July 1973
Cover Date
13 July 1973
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
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03 February 2009
Available Online
27 February 2009
Reference Number
405
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