Austrarchaea mascordi Rix & Harvey, 2011
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
- Published in
- Rix, M. G., Harvey, M. S. Australian assassins, Part I: A review of the assassin spiders (Araneae, Archaeidae) of mid-eastern Australia. ZooKeys 123: 1-100. (2011).
- Austrarchaea mascordi
Diagnosis. Austrarchaea mascordi can be distinguished from all other Archaeidae from mid-eastern Australia by the relatively short, filiform tegular sclerite 1 (TS 1) (Fig. 24 F) combined with the unique shape of the conductor (Figs 24 D-E), which is thin and slightly twisted, with a sharply-tapered apex. This species can also be distinguished from other genotyped taxa from mid-eastern Australia (see Fig. 3 B) by the following six unique nucleotide substitutions for COI and COII (n = 4): C (348), G (468), C (651), C (957), A (967), G (1364).
Etymology. The specific epithet is a patronym in honour of the late Ramon Mascord (1913 - 1983), for his pioneering contributions to arachnology and natural history, and for writing two of the most influential popular books on Australian spiders (see Mascord 1970, 1980).