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27 April 2019 A revision of the white-headed spiny trapdoor spiders of the genus Euoplos (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae: Arbanitinae): a remarkable lineage of rare mygalomorph spiders from the south-western Australian biodiversity hotspot
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The ‘white-headed’ spiny trapdoor spiders of the Euoplos mcmillani-group are revised, and three new species are described from the biodiversity hotspot of south-western Western Australia: E. cornishi sp. nov., E. kalbarri sp. nov. and E. saplan sp. nov. Two previously described species, E. ballidu (Main, 2000) and E. mcmillani (Main, 2000), are further re-described and re-diagnosed. The mcmillani-group of Euoplos are remarkable for the unique ‘bright white’ carapace coloration of males, and we here document the known diversity and conservation status of these rare and enigmatic spiders.

Michael G. Rix, Jeremy D. Wilson, and Mark S. Harvey "A revision of the white-headed spiny trapdoor spiders of the genus Euoplos (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae: Arbanitinae): a remarkable lineage of rare mygalomorph spiders from the south-western Australian biodiversity hotspot," The Journal of Arachnology 47(1), 63-76, (27 April 2019). https://doi.org/10.1636/0161-8202-47.1.63
Received: 23 May 2018; Published: 27 April 2019
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