The Spider Genus Toxopsoides (Araneae: Desidae: Toxopinae): New Records and Species from Australia

Helen M Smith

Abstract


Toxopsoides huttoni Forster and Wilton from New Zealand has not been recorded since its description in a monotypic genus in 1973. Here, the species is recorded from south-eastern Australia. Additional descriptive notes and fi gures are provided for comparison with three new species of Toxopsoides that are described from the same area. Toxopsoides erici sp. nov. is from higher altitudes of north-eastern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland, T. kathleenae sp. nov. is from the Sydney Basin and lower areas to the northeast, and T. macleayi sp. nov. is from the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney.

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