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Identification of Lamponid Ground Spiders (Lamponidae)

The Lamponidae are one of the best studied spider families in Australia due to Norman Platnick's revisionary study in 2000. The contents of this study is also available in an online version for browsing. A recent follow up study (Platnick, 2004) described a new genus and species within the subfamily Lamponinae.

The American Museum of Natural History made their publications available online. Platnick's studies can be downloaded as pdf-file at the links below.

Platnick, N.I. 2000. A relimitation and revsion of the Australasian ground spider family Lamponidae (Araneae: Gnaphosoidea). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 245, 1-330.
Platnick, N.I. 2004. On a third group of flattened ground spiders from Australia (Araneae, Lamponidae). American Museum Novitates 3462, 1-7.

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