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Teyloides bakeri Main 1985 Minnivale trapdoor spider

This winter-active, medium-size mygalomorph from the Mt Lofty Ranges of South Australia may be found under rocks or in burrows of sloping hillsides in dry sclerophyll woodland. The female abdomen is distinctively mottled while the slightly smaller male is reddish brown with a thin coat of golden hair. First described in 1985 by Dr Barbara York Main, it is the only species in the monotypic genus Teyloides. ♀ 15mm ♂ 13mm

Female from above


Female from above
Photo: Mark Newton

Male from above and side


Male from above and side
Photo: Mark Newton

Female from above and side


Female from above and side
Photo: Mark Newton

Male from above and side


Male from above and side
Photo: Mark Newton

Male palp showing long whip-like embolus


Male palp
Photo: Mark Newton

References


Main, B.Y. 1985. Further studies on Australian Diplurinae: A review of the genera of the Teylini (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Dipluridae). Australian Journal of Zoology 33: 743-759 [748]

 

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