Redescription of a poorly known insular spider Labahitha gibsonhilli (Araneae: Filistatidae)

Yuri M. Marusik, Sergei Zonstein, Seppo Koponen

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An illustrated redescription of Labahitha gibsonhilli (Savory, 1943) known only from two syntype females from Christmas Island, is given. The species is re-diagnosed and the lectotype and paralectotype are designated. Labahitha gibsonhilli differs from L. oonopiformis (Bristowe, 1938), the only other known congener, in having a reversed-cordate sternum, as well as in the shape of the receptacles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-259
Number of pages2
Issue number3
StatePublished - 3 Dec 2019


  • Araneae
  • Australia
  • Christmas Island
  • Indian Ocean
  • Prithinae
  • lectotype


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