Abstract

The genus Poltys C.L. Koch is revised in Australia and partly examined in the wider Australasian region. Poltys coronatus Keyserling, P. keyserlingi Keyserling, P. multituberculatus Rainbow and P. penicillatus Rainbow are synonymized with P. illepidus C.L. Koch; P. microtuberculatus Rainbow is synonymized with P. stygius Thorell; P. bimaculatus Keyserling, P. mammeatus Keyserling and P. salebrosus Rainbow are synonymized with P. laciniosus Keyserling; P. sigillatus Chrysanthus is synonymized with P. frenchi Hogg. Five new species are described, four from Australia, P. grayi, P. jujorum, P. milledgei and P. noblei, and P. timmeh from New Caledonia. Notes on the biology of Australian species are given and a key is provided. DNA COI and ITS2 sequence data are used to test the species separations. A checklist of all Poltys types from the region, including illustrations, is provided.

 
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Short Form
Smith, 2006, Rec. Aust. Mus. 58(1): 43–96
Author
Helen M. Smith
Year
2006
Title
A revision of the genus Poltys in Australasia (Araneae: Araneidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
58
Issue
1
Start Page
43
End Page
96
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.58.2006.1465
Language
English
Date Published
10 May 2006
Cover Date
10 May 2006
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ARACHNIDA; TAXONOMY
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10 May 2006
Available Online
10 May 2006
Reference Number
1465
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