Australian Journal of Zoology Australian Journal of Zoology Society
Evolutionary, molecular and comparative zoology

Further Studies on Australian Diplurinae: A Review of the Genera of the Teylni ( Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Dipluridae)

BY Main

Australian Journal of Zoology 33(5) 743 - 759
Published: 1985


The tribe Teylini is diagnosed. It comprises Teyl Main, Namea Raven (newly placed) and two new monotypic genera, Teyloides and Pseudoteyl. The two new genera and their type-species, T. bakeri and P. vancouveri from Mt Lofty, South Australia, and West Cape Howe, Western Australia, respectively, are described. Affinities within the Teylini and relationships to other diplurine genera are discussed. It is suggested that the spur on the first tibia, a significant diagnostic character of Australian male diplurines, has evolved at least three times.

© CSIRO 1985

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