Austrarchaea griswoldi

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Austrarchaea griswoldi


Taxonavigation: Archaeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Archaeoidea

Familia: Archaeidae
Genus: Austrarchaea
Species: Austrarchaea griswoldi


  • Austrarchaea griswoldi Rix & Harvey, 2012: figs. 1A–D, 15, ​24–25
Holotype: QMB S92212, ♂.
Type locality: Eungella National Park (Broken River Section), Broken River Rainforest Discovery Circuit and Granite Bend Circuit, Queensland, Australia, 21°10'07"S, 148°30'22"E, sifting elevated leaf litter under palms (especially fan palms), tropical rainforest, 684 m, 23.III.2012, M. & A. Rix.
Etymology: The specific epithet is a patronym in honour of Dr Charles Griswold, for his outstanding contributions to arachnology, and for his contributions to the study of Archaeidae and other basal Araneomorphae.


  • Austrarchaea sp. n. Rix and Harvey 2012b: 379, figs 3, 6.

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English: Eungella Assassin Spider