New species of funnel-web spider from Tasmania

Main report: Tasmania home to the newest member of the funnel-web spider family
(The Grenfell Record)
Other Reporting: ABC News (Australia)
Scientific Paper: not published   
New Taxa: not described
Categories: Arachnids | New Species
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Nearly 30 species of unidentified Tasmanian spiders have been found by researchers at the Queen Victoria Museum in the past 18 months, highlighting the diversity of the state’s arachnid population and the fact that Tasmania is literally crawling with spiders.  “Our next step is to liaise with spider taxonomists across the world to have these species properly described”, says Queen Victoria Museum Curator of Natural Sciences David Maynard.

Queen Victoria Museum

 

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