Abstract

The genus Equitius is revised. Jenolanicus Roewer, 1915, Monacanthobunus Roewer, 1915, Monoxyomma Pocock, 1903 and Rydrusa Roewer, 1931 = new synonyms of Equitius Simon, 1880. Three new combinations are established: E. altus (Forster, 1955) (Jenolanicus), E. spinatus (Pocock, 1903) (Monoxyomma) and E. tambourineus (Roewer, 1921) (Jenolanicus). Four new synonymies are proposed: Jenolanicus armatus Roewer, 1915 and Monacanthobunus continentalis Roewer, 1915 = E. doriae Simon, 1880; E. affinis Roewer, 1923 and Rydrusa armata Roewer, 1931 = E. tambourineus (Roewer, 1921). Three new species are described: E. formidabilis, E. montanus and E. richardsae. A key to all seven species is given.

Discontinuous mountain blocks and major river valleys are seen as factors influencing the present distribution of species in south-eastern Australia. An isolated cave population of E. altus is noted.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Hunt, 1985, Rec. Aust. Mus. 36(3): 107–125
Author
Glenn S. Hunt
Year
1985
Title
Taxonomy and distribution of Equitius in eastern Australia (Opiliones: Laniatores: Triaenonychidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
36
Issue
3
Start Page
107
End Page
125
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.36.1985.340
Language
English
Date Published
19 April 1985
Cover Date
19 April 1985
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
OPILIONES; TAXONOMY
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Available Online
16 July 2009
Reference Number
340
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