Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 68(3): 291-307, doi: 10.3897/asp.68.e31731
Review of the genus Micropoltys (Chelicerata: Araneae: Araneidae)
expand article infoHelen Smith, Herbert W. Levi
‡ Technical Officer, Sydney, Australia
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The araneid genus Micropoltys Kulczyński, 1911 was originally described based on a single female specimen from western New Guinea. Three new species of the genus are reported here, M. baitetensis from eastern New Guinea, M. debakkeri from New Guinea and Cape York, and M. heatherae from north-eastern Australia and islands in the Torres Strait. No further specimens of Micropoltys placenta, the type species, have been discovered and this species is redescribed from the type female. Phylogenetic relationships of Micropoltys are briefly discussed.
Araneinae, taxonomy, new species, indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia