Zearchaea fiordensis

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Zearchaea fiordensis (female, length about 2 mm)
Taxonavigation: Archaeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Mecysmaucheniidae
Subfamilia: Zearchaeinae
Genus: Zearchaea
Species: Zearchaea fiordensis


  • Zearchaea fiordensis Forster, 1955
    • Authority for current placement: original
      • undisputed by all subsequent authorities
    • Original genus: Zearchaea Wilton, 1946
    • Original status: valid species
    • Primary type: holotype
      • Fixation: designated
      • Description: [adult] male
      • Repository: CMNZ 'C M A. 1087'
    • Type locality: 'Lake Manapouri'


Primary references[edit]

  • Forster, R.R. 1955: Spiders of the family Archaeidae from Australia and New Zealand. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 83(2): 391–403. BUGZ full text and pdf [first availability, see p. 395, and figs. 5, 10-12, 20-21]

Additional references[edit]

  • 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. 45]
  • 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 [see p. 78, listed]