Austrarchaea westi

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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 westi


  • Austrarchaea westi Rix & Harvey, 2012: figs. 12, 21, 25
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.


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English: Lamb Range Assassin Spider