Abstract

Here we present a revision of the Australian species of Stephanopis. The type species S. altifrons is redescribed and S. aspera, S. depressa, S. monticola, S. elongata and S. scabra are considered its junior synonyms. Males of S. altifrons, S. angulata, S. nigra, S. armata, S. fissifrons and S. longimana are described for the first time. We propose neotypes for S. nigra and S. barbipes and describe the female of the latter. Nine species are considered species inquirendae, S. thomisoides as nomen dubium and S. cheesmanae is transferred to Phrynarachne. Seven new species are described, new distribution records are provided and comments are made about the validity of the genus and its relationship with Sidymella species and other Stephanopinae genera from the Australian region.

 
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Machado et al., 2019. Rec. Aust. Mus. 71(6): 217–276
Author
Miguel Machado; Renato Augusto Teixeira; Graham A. Milledge
Year
2019
Title
On the Australian bark crab spider genus Stephanopis: taxonomic review and description of seven new species (Araneae: Thomisidae: Stephanopinae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
71
Issue
6
Start Page
217
End Page
276
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.71.2019.1698
Language
English
Date Published
18 February 2020
Cover Date
18 September 2019
ISSN
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ARACHNIDA; TAXONOMY
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18 September 2019
Available Online
18 September 2019
Reference Number
1698
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