Taxon details

Cryptoforis tasmanica (Hickman, 1928)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2021-05-12
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Australia (Tasmania)
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Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: Queen Victoria Museum (QVM) and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia; f (13:7334) (Wilson et al., 2021)
Taxonomic references
Aganippe tasmanica Hickman, 1928: 158, pl. 21-22, f. 1 (Df).
Arbanitis tasmanicus Main, 1957a: 427 (Tf from Aganippe).
Arbanitis tasmanicus Hickman, 1967: 14, f. 18-19 (Dm).
Euoplos tasmanicus Raven & Wishart, 2006: 553 (Tmf from Arbanitis).
Euoplos tasmanicus Rix et al., 2017a: 632, f. 295, 297, 299, 311 (m).
Cryptoforis tasmanica Wilson et al., 2020: 558 (T from Euoplos).
Cryptoforis tasmanica Wilson et al., 2021: 74, f. 289-311 (mf).

Hickman, V. V. (1928). Studies in Tasmanian spiders. Part II. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1927: 158-175. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hickman, V. V. (1967). Some common spiders of Tasmania. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 112 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Main, B. Y. (1957a). Biology of aganippine trapdoor spiders (Mygalomorphae: Ctenizidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 5(4): 402-473. doi:10.1071/ZO9570402 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Raven, R. J. & Wishart, G. (2006). The trapdoor spider Arbanitis L. Koch (Idiopidae: Mygalomorphae) in Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 51: 531-557. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Rix, M. G., Raven, R. J., Main, B. Y., Harrison, S. E., Austin, A. D., Cooper, S. J. B. & Harvey, M. S. (2017a). The Australasian spiny trapdoor spiders of the family Idiopidae (Mygalomorphae: Arbanitinae): a relimitation and revision at the generic level. Invertebrate Systematics 31(5): 566-634. doi:10.1071/IS16065 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wilson, J. D., Raven, R. J., Schmidt, D. J., Hughes, J. M. & Rix, M. G. (2020). Total-evidence analysis of an undescribed fauna: resolving the evolution and classification of Australia’s golden trapdoor spiders (Idiopidae: Arbanitinae: Euoplini). Cladistics 36(6): 543-568. doi:10.1111/cla.12415 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wilson, J. D., Rix, M. G., Schmidt, D. J., Hughes, J. M. & Raven, R. J. (2021). Systematics of the spiny trapdoor spider genus Cryptoforis (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae: Euoplini): documenting an enigmatic lineage from the eastern Australian mesic zone. Journal of Arachnology 49(1): 28-90. doi:10.1636/JoA-S-18-100 download pdf -- Show included taxa

External Resource References

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Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2021-05-12 New taxonomic reference entry Wilson et al., 2021 n/a
2020-11-22 New taxonomic reference entry Wilson et al., 2020 n/a
2020-11-22 Species transferred to new genus Wilson et al., 2020 Species transferred from Euoplos to Cryptoforis
2017-09-26 New taxonomic reference entry Rix et al., 2017a n/a