Abstract

This paper reports on species of the idiopid trapdoor spider genus Misgolas Karsch, 1878 found in the Illawarra and South Coast Regions of New South Wales, Australia. They comprise eight new species: M. horsemanae n.sp., M. gwennethae n.sp., M. phippsi n.sp., M. kampenae n.sp., M. paulaskewi n.sp., M. rowelli n.sp., M. tannerae n.sp. and M. shawi n.sp. Four species dealt with in Wishart (1992) and one in Wishart (2006) are also included in the region covered by this work: M. rapax (synonymous with M. hubbardi), M. dereki, M. kirstiae, M. robertsi (Main & Mascord, 1974) and M. gracilis respectively. M. elegans (Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918) is retained here but is regarded as a nomen dubium. Evidence is provided supporting the species status of M. montanus (Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918). A key for males of the species within the region is presented, as well as distribution map and comments on taxonomy and natural history.

 
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Wishart, 2011. Rec. Aust. Mus. 63(1): 33–51
Author
Graham Wishart
Year
2011
Title
Trapdoor spiders of the genus Misgolas (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae) in the Illawarra and South Coast regions of New South Wales, Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
63
Issue
1
Start Page
33
End Page
51
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.63.2011.1553
Language
English
Date Published
29 June 2011
Cover Date
29 June 2011
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ARACHNIDA; TAXONOMY
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29 June 2011
Available Online
05 July 2011
Reference Number
1553
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