Title

Notes on the ant-mimic genus Anatea Berland (Araneae: Theridiidae) and two new species from tropical Australia

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Australian Museum

Place of Publication

Australia

School

School of Science

RAS ID

27108

Comments

Originally published as: Smith, H. M., Harvey, M. S., Agnarsson, I., & Anderson, G. J. (2017). Notes on the Ant-mimic Genus Anatea Berland (Araneae: Theridiidae) and Two New Species from Tropical Australia. Records of the Australian Museum, 69(1), 1-13. Original article available here.

Abstract

The taxonomic history of the New Caledonian myrmecomorph spider, Anatea formicaria Berland (Hadrotarsinae: Theridiidae) is summarized, new records are presented and the female is figured for the first time. Two new species provisionally assigned to the genus are described from north-eastern Australia, A. monteithi Smith sp. nov. and A. elongata Smith sp. nov. Some undescribed Anatea species occurring on New Caledonia are shown, and aspects of hadrotarsine anatomy and ant specialization are discussed.

DOI

10.3853/j.2201-4349.69.2017.1672

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