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A new species of open-holed trapdoor spider of the genus Proshermacha (Mygalomorphae: Anamidae) from Western Australia
Xavier J. R. Leenders, Donna Beach & Mark S. Harvey
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Xavier J. R. Leenders[1,2,3], Donna Beach & Mark S. Harvey[2,4]
School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia 6102, Australia.
Collections & Research, Western Australian Museum, 49 Kew Street, Welshpool, Western Australia 6106, Australia.
Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation, 11A Shelden Rd, Chadwick WA 6450, Australia.
Adjunct, School of Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia.
The open-holed trapdoor spider genus Proshermacha Simon, 1908 occurs across southern Australia and currently comprises ten named species although most are poorly diagnosed. We describe a new species, Proshermacha wilga, from southern Western Australia from adult males and adult females, which is supported by a multi-gene molecular analysis.
Cite this paper as: Leenders XJR, Beach D & Harvey MS (2023). A new species of open-holed trapdoor spider of the genus Proshermacha (Mygalomorphae: Anamidae) from Western Australia. Australian Journal of Taxonomy 20: 1–10. doi: https://doi.org/10.54102/ajt.vyjry
This paper was published on: 26/5/2023