Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Cambridgea quadromaculata n. sp. (Araneae, Stiphidiidae): a large New Zealand spider from wet, shaded habitats

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1995
Authors:A. D. Blest, Taylor P. W.
Journal:New Zealand Journal of Zoology
Date Published:1995
ISBN Number:0301-4223
Keywords:Australasia, Australasian region, Bush, Cambridgea quadromaculata (Araneae): [Sp nov, New Zealand, P. 352,, Cambridgea quadromaculata [New Zealand / / Banks Peninsula, Christchurch & Kaituna Valley, fig'd]., Land zones, New species]., New taxa, Nomenclature, Riccarton, Systematics

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).

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