- Holotype: QMB S59537, ♂.
- Type locality: Mount Williams, [Dinden National Park], 16°55'S, 145°40'E, pyrethrum, trees and logs, 1000 m, 2.XII.1993, G. Monteith, H. Janetzki.
- Etymology: The specific epithet is a patronym in honour of Paul West, for his friendship to MSH over many years, and for helping fund the Western Australian Museum’s ‘archaeid project’ from 2009–2012.
- Rix, M.G.; Harvey, M.S. 2012: Australian assassins, part III: a review of the assassin spiders (Araneae, Archaeidae) of tropical north-eastern Queensland. ZooKeys 218: 1-55. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.218.3662 Reference page.