Abstract

We describe a new and unusual species of funnel-web spider from the far south coast of New South Wales. Hadronyche nadgee sp. nov. has only a single row of cheliceral teeth, a condition unique among known atracids. All Atrax, Illawarra, and Hadronyche species described to date have teeth on both sides of the cheliceral groove. Moreover, a retromarginal row of large teeth has been one of the diagnostic features of the Atracidae. Hadronyche nadgee sp. nov. has only a promarginal row. We therefore amend the diagnosis of the family to accommodate this new species, which in all other ways meets the criteria for Hadronyche (Atracidae).

 
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Whitington and Harris, 2021. Rec. Aust. Mus. 73(4): 115–122
Author
Paul M. Whitington; Kerri-Lee Harris
Year
2021
Title
A new species of Australian funnel-web spider (Mygalomorphae, Atracidae, Hadronyche) redefines the family Atracidae
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
73
Issue
4
Start Page
115
End Page
122
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.73.2021.1779
Language
en
Date Published
10 November 2021
Cover Date
10 November 2021
ISSN
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
TAXONOMY; ARACHNIDA
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10 November 2021
Available Online
10 November 2021
Reference Number
1779
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