Quadromaculata n. Sp. (araneae, stiphidiidae): A large new zealand spider from wet, shaded habitats

A. D. Blest*, P. W. Taylor

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Abstract

A new species of Stiphidiid spider belonging to the endemic New Zealand genus Cambridgea is described from Riccarton Bush, Christchurch and Kaituna Valley, Banks Peninsula. Cambridgea quadromaculata n. sp. is large, active, and apparently makes no substantial webs. Both samples were from wet habitats vulnerable to intermittent flooding. Characters that distinguish C. quadromaculata from other large Cambridgea are specified. Attention is drawn to a possible ecological and systematic parallel between Cambridgea and the European genus Tegenaria Latreille (Agelenidae).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-356
Number of pages6
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Zoology
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • : Tegenaria
  • Cambridgea
  • Spiders
  • Stiphidiidae

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