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1 August 2005 A REVISION OF THE SPIDER GENUS TAURONGIA (ARANEAE, STIPHIDIOIDEA) FROM SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA
Michael R. Gray
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Abstract

The spider genus Taurongia Hogg 1901 and the species T. punctata (Hogg 1900) are redescribed. Taurongia punctata is shown to be a rather variable species with a widespread distribution across the eastern central Victorian highlands. Taurongia punctata is a robust spider, contrasting with a more gracile new species, T. ambigua, described from the western Victorian highlands. The placement of the latter in Taurongia is provisional and may change once other undescribed ‘Taurongia group’ genera from eastern Australia have been examined. The Taurongia species dealt with here differ from the latter taxa in having an increased number of cylindrical spigots and a large palpal median apophysis.

Michael R. Gray "A REVISION OF THE SPIDER GENUS TAURONGIA (ARANEAE, STIPHIDIOIDEA) FROM SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA," The Journal of Arachnology 33(2), 490-500, (1 August 2005). https://doi.org/10.1636/04-122.1
Received: 31 December 2004; Published: 1 August 2005
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