Abstract

The Ecribellatae: Haplogynae. The Ecribellatae have been divided into two sub-sections or groups, viz., the Haplogynae and Entelegynae, and of these the former contains six families: Sicariidae, Leptonetidae, Oonopidae, Hadrotarsidae, Dysderidae, and Caponiidae. In Australia, the Haplogynae are represented by the first, third, fourth, and fifth families here enumerated. None of these spiders is provided with a cribellum or calamistrum, and the majority have only six eyes. In external appearance, and simplicity, their sexual organs closely approach the Theraphosae. The genital orifice is situated in both sexes in the epigastric fold, between the pulmonary sacs, and is a simple transverse slit. In the male the last joint of the maxillary palpi is more or less cylindrical, and slightly modified in form, and differs but little in general appearance from that of the female; the copulatory organ consists of a cylindrical or globose lobe, with a more or less prolonged extension, and this may be either straight, curved, or twisted, and acts as the conductor of the styli, the orifice of which is situated at the tip. Family Sicaridie. This family is divided by Simon into six sub-families, only one of which Scytodinae is represented in Australia. One genus only, Scytodes, Latr., is associated by E. Simon with this sub-family,

 
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Short Form
Rainbow, 1902, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(7): 312–316
Author
W. J. Rainbow
Year
1902
Title
Notes on the architecture, nesting-habits, and life-histories of Australian Araneidae, based on specimens in the Australian Museum
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
4
Issue
7
Start Page
312
End Page
316
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1902.1110
Language
English
Date Published
25 August 1902
Cover Date
25 August 1902
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
13 November 2008
Available Online
05 March 2009
Reference Number
1110
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