Abstract

The widely distributed Australian desid spider genus, Phryganoporus Simon, is taxonomically reviewed and validated. Phryganoporus nigrinus is removed from synonymy with P. candidus, while Amaurobius gausapatus, P. g. occidentalis and P. tubicola are synonyms of P. candidus. The species recognised here belong to two clades, [P. candidus (L. Koch), Phryganoporus vandiemeni (Gray) n.comb.] and [P. nigrinus Simon, P. davidleei n.sp., P. melanopygus n.sp.]. These clades are distinguished by the possession of a divided or entire cribellum and genitalic characters. Distribution maps and notes on relationships are given.

Bibliographic Data

Title
A revision of the spider genus Phryganoporus E. Simon (Araneae:Desidae)
Author
Gray, M.R
Year
2002
Publication Type
Refereed Article
Journal
Records of the Australian Museum
Number of pages
275-292
Volume
54
Issue
3