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Nuliodon fishburni Raven, 2009 Fishburn's Prowling Coastal Hunter

This miturgid differs from Miturga by having claw tufts and no dark stripes on the carapace. This genus was erected by Robert Raven in 2009. The abdomen is fawn colured with irregular mottling. There are 8 eyes in two rows, anterior narrower and recurved, posterior more recurved. All eyes of similar size except anterior row eyes slightly larger. Found in leaf litter in open eucalypt, wet sclerophyll, semi-evergreen vine thicket and heath mixed with eucalypt forest from Rockhampton to the Victorian NSW border. This species is named for Paul Fishburn, Queensland wildlife ranger and naturalist. The holotype male is from Fraser Island, Orchid Beach, on the Fishburn property, 2457'S 15317'E. The last two images below are wrongly captioned in our book as undescribed miturgids (author's fault). ♀ 10mm ♂ 7mm

Nuliodon fishburni Queensland Museum


Nuliodon
Robert Raven

Nuliodon fishburni Hill Top NSW


Nuliodon fishburni
Adam Parsons

Nuliodon fishburni Male Hill Top NSW


Nuliodon fishburni
Adam Parsons

Nuliodon fishburni Female Hill Top NSW


Nuliodon fishburni
Adam Parsons

 

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