Spelungula cavernicola

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Taxonavigation: Austrochiloidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Superfamilia: Austrochiloidea

Familia: Gradungulidae
Genus: Spelungula
Species: Spelungula cavernicola


  • Spelungula cavernicola Forster in Forster, Platnick & Gray, 1987
    • Authority for current placement: original
      • undisputed by all subsequent authorities
    • Original genus: Spelungula Forster in Forster, Platnick & Gray, 1987
    • Primary type: holotype
      • Fixation: designated
      • Description: [adult] male
      • Repository: MONZ, as 'NMW' [AS.000014
    • Type locality: 'Wonder Sump Cave, Oparara River area, northwestern Nelson, South Island, New Zealand'


primary references[edit]

additional references[edit]

  • Johns, P.M. 1991: Distribution of cave species of northwest Nelson, Westland and Canterbury. Weta, 14: 11-21. PDF BUGZ [see p. 15]
  • Paquin, P.; Vink, C.J.; Dupérré, N. 2010: Spiders of New Zealand: annotated family key & species list. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, New Zealand. ISBN 9780478347050 [see p. 29]
  • Sirvid, P.J. et al. 2010: [Chapter] SIX Phylum ARTHROPODA CHELICERATA horseshoe crabs, arachnids, sea spiders. pp. 50–89 in Gordon, D.P. (ed.): New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume 2. Kingdom Animalia. Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN 978-1-87725793-3 [listed, see p. 77]


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Nelson cave spider

Spelungula cavernicola