Abstract

The genus Holonuncia Forster and the type species H. cavernicola Forster are redescribed. One new combination is established: H. seriata (Nuncia) (Roewer, 1915). Holonuncia seriata and H. tuberculata (Roewer, 1915) are redescribed and ten new species described: H. sussa, H. dewae, H. francesae, H. katoomba, H. weejasperensis, H. dispar, H. recta, H. hamiltonsmithi, H. kaputarensis and H. enigma. Allozyme electrophoresis resolves some species boundary problems. Morphological adaptations to cave life include leg attenuation, depigmentation and eye regression but not loss. The distribution of the genus in eastern mainland Australian caves is illustrated.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Hunt, 1992, Rec. Aust. Mus. 44(2): 135–163
Author
Glenn S. Hunt
Year
1992
Title
Revision of the genus Holonuncia Forster (Arachnida: Opiliones: Triaenonychidae) with description of cavernicolous and epigean species from eastern Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
44
Issue
2
Start Page
135
End Page
163
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.44.1992.30
Language
English
Date Published
14 August 1992
Cover Date
14 August 1992
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ARACHNIDA; TAXONOMY
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25 February 2009
Available Online
09 March 2009
Reference Number
30
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