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New Australasian Goblin Spiders

26th September 2012

The recently released paper “The New Australasian Goblin Spider Genus Prethopalpus (Araneae, Oonopidae)” authored by Barbara Baehr, Mark Harvey, Matthias Burger and Macro Thoma describes 39 new species! It includes one species named after David Attenborough (Prethopalpus attenboroughi) and three species named and collected by Bennelongia staff – Mike Scanlon (Prethopalus scanloni), Grant Pearson (Prethopalpus pearsoni) and Dean Main (Prethopalpus maini). The holotypes of a further two species, Prethopalpus kintyreand Prethopalpus julianneae, were collected by Bennelongia staff http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1206/763.1?journalCode=amnb

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