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Five new species of mouse spiders in the genus Missulena (Mygalomorphae: Actinopodidae) from national parks and conservation reserves in Western Australia
Jessica R. Marsh, Mark I. Stevens, Volker W. Framenau
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Jessica R. Marsh [1, 2, 3], Mark I. Stevens [2, 4], Volker W. Framenau [1, 5, 6]
 Harry Butler Institute, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150, Australia.
 Earth and Biological Sciences, South Australian Museum, GPO Box 234, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia.
 Invertebrates Australia, Ltd, Osborne Park, Western Australia, 6017, Australia
 School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia.
 Collections & Research, Western Australian Museum, 49 Kew Street, Welshpool, Western Australia 6106, Australia.
 Zoological Museum Hamburg, Leibnitz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB), Centre for Taxonomy & Morphology, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3, 20146 Hamburg, Germany.
We describe five new species of mouse spiders, genus Missulena Walckenaer, 1805 (family Actinopodidae Simon, 1892), from national parks and / or conservation reserves in Western Australia, based on somatic and genitalic characteristics, and molecular data where these were available: Missulena durokoppin sp. nov., M. gelasinos sp. nov., M. ignea sp. nov., M. minima sp. nov., and M. terra sp. nov. Three of these species, M. ignea sp. nov., M. durokoppin sp. nov., and M. minima sp. nov have very limited known distributions, being known only from a single park or reserve.
Cite this paper as: Marsh JR, Stevens MI & Framenau VW (2023). Five new species of mouse spiders in the genus Missulena (Mygalomorphae: Actinopodidae) from national parks and conservation reserves in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Taxonomy 36: 1–23. doi: https://doi.org/10.54102/ajt.40aok
This paper was published on: 14/9/2023