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            Male (PBI_OON 23459). Total length 1.48. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace orange-brown, without any pattern, broadly oval in dorsal view, pars cephalica strongly elevated in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, with angular posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge with pair of pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, anterolateral corners without extension or projections, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides striated, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, high-shouldered, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin straight, rebordered, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae light, needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae light, needle-like; marginal setae light, needle-like. Clypeus margin slightly rebordered, straight in front view, vertical in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, light, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes six, well developed, aLE:0.071; PME:0.084; PLE:0.053, PME largest, ALE circular, PME squared, PLE circular; posterior eye row recurved from above, straight from front; ALE separated by their radius to diameter, ALE-PLE separated by less than ALE radius, PME touching throughout most of their length, PLE-PME separated by less than PME radius. Sternum longer than wide, orange-brown, uniform, fused to carapace, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow with rows of small pits, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture only in furrows, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin not extending posteriorly of coxae IV, anterior corner unmodified, lateral margin with infra-coxal grooves and anterior and posterior openings, distance between coxae approximately equal, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins unmodified, without posterior hump; setae sparse, light, needle-like, evenly scattered, originating from small pits, without hair tufts. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium orange-brown. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs without tooth-like projections, directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae light, needle-like, densest medially; paturon distal region unmodified, posterior surface unmodified, promargin unmodified, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle, same as sternum in sclerotization, labium short wider than long; with 1 or 2 setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip with one strong, tooth-like projection, posteromedian part unmodified, same as sternum in sclerotization, endites twice as long as wide, directed medially. ABDOMEN: ovoid, without long posterior extension, pointed posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions white, without color pattern. Book lung covers small, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, with small, dorsolateral, triangular extensions, scuto-pedicel region with paired curved scutal ridges, scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent. Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, without color pattern, covering full length of abdomen, no soft tissue visible from above, not fused to epigastric scutum, middle surface punctate, sides punctate, anterior half without projecting denticles. Epigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent. Postepigastric scutum strongly sclerotized, orange-brown, long, semicircular, covering nearly full length of abdominal length, fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, with long posteriorly directed lateral apodemes, postepigastric scutum with elevated median line of short, plumose setae. Spinneret scutum present, incomplete ring. Dorsum setae present, light, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, light, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, light, needle-like. Spinneret scutum with fringe of stout setae. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Interscutal membrane with setae. Colulus represented only by setae. LEGS: pale orange, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace, tibia I unmodified, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb absent, metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined. GENITALIA: Epigastric region with sperm pore small, oval, situated at level of anterior spiracles, rebordered; furrow without omega-shaped insertions, without setae. Palp normal size, not strongly sclerotized, right and left palps symmetrical, proximal segments orange-brown; embolus light, prolateral excavation absent; trochanter normal size, unmodified; femur normal size, two or more times as long as trochanter, without posteriorly rounded lateral dilation, attaching to patella medially; patella longer than femur, much larger than femur, without prolateral row of ridges, setae unmodified, patella darker 0.280 long, 0.160 wide, connection to femur at 0.157; tibia trichobothria not examined; cymbium orange-brown, ovoid in dorsal view, completely fused with bulb, no seam visible, not extending beyond distal tip of bulb, plumose setae absent, without stout setae, with distal patch of setae; bulb orange-brown, 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium, slender, tapering apically, middle part bulb ventrally slightly bulged with long spatulate medially bent tip.
Opopaea linea, male carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23459)

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Opopaea linea, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23459)

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Opopaea linea, male carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23459)

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Opopaea linea, male habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23459)

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Opopaea linea, male carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23459)

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Opopaea linea, male habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23459)

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Opopaea linea, male habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23459)

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Opopaea linea, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23459)

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Opopaea linea, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23459)

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Opopaea linea, male palp, retrolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23459)

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Opopaea linea, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23459)

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Opopaea linea, male abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07796)

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Opopaea linea, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07796)

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Opopaea linea, male carapace, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---07796)

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Opopaea linea, male abdomen, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20192)

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Opopaea linea, male abdomen, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20192)

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Opopaea linea, male abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20192)

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Opopaea linea, male bulb, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20192)

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Opopaea linea, male endites, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20192)

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Opopaea linea, male labium, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20192)

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Opopaea linea, male palp, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20192)

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Opopaea linea, male palp, prolateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20192)

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Opopaea linea, male sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---20192)

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            Female (PBI_OON 23460). Total length 1.62. As in male except as noted. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace high-shouldered. Eyes aLE:0.074; PME:0.070: PLE:0.062, ALE largest; posterior eye row straight from above; PME touching for less than half their length. Labium labium short wider than long. Endites anteromedian tip unmodified, endites twice as long as wide, directed medially. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus expanded, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: rounded posteriorly. Postepigastric scutum not fused to epigastric scutum, . LEGS: Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Trichobothria not examined.
Opopaea linea, female carapace, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23460)

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Opopaea linea, female habitus, dorsal view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23460)

opopalineafphabd23460BB.tif

Opopaea linea, female carapace, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23460)

opopalineafpcarl23460BB.tif

Opopaea linea, female habitus, lateral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23460)

opopalineafphabl23460BB.tif

Opopaea linea, female habitus, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23460)

opopalineafphabv23460BB.tif

Opopaea linea, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23460)

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Opopaea linea, female abdomen, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23460)

opopalineafpabdv23460BB.tif

Opopaea linea, female abdomen, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23460)

opopalineafpabda23460BB.tif

Opopaea linea, female carapace, anterior view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23460)

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Opopaea linea, female sternum, ventral view (image by BB, specimen ID: ---23460)

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DISTRIBUTION

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MATERIAL EXAMINED
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PBI USI Country State Division Locality Sex Type Status Elevation(m) GPS Coordinate Habitat Collection_Date Collector Inst. Code
PBI_OON 00007781  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    'Wyninebah' Stn, 0.3km past stockyards, 300m E of Rd  1 Adult Female      -30.35833; 147.48750    25 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie, R.Harris, T.Moulds  AM 
PBI_OON 00007782  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    7.5km NW of Gin Gin, Wambianna Stn  1 Adult Male      -31.87116; 148.02266    22 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007785  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    0.7km N of turnoff to Wyndabyne Stn, Warren-Quambone Rd  1 Adult Female      -31.13533; 147.84100    13 Dec 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007783  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    9.2km N of Carinda, Douglas Park Stn  1 Adult Male      -30.40816; 147.74166    25 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007791  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    150m N of bridge over Gingham Watercourse S of Weemelah  1 Adult Male      -29.22166; 149.26733    26 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007784  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Castlereagh Hwy, 5.75km N of junction with Gwydir Hwy  1 Adult Male      -29.87000; 148.13866    13 Dec 1999  F. Christie, P. Flemons, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00020192  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Pilliga region, 'Teranna'  1 Adult Male      -30.03733; 148.75783    01 Jan 1900  I. Oliver  AM 
PBI_OON 00007666  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Attunga SF  1 Adult Male      -30.92333; 150.92350    16 Nov 2001  G. Carter  AM 
PBI_OON 00007642  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Coleambally Irrigation Area  1 Adult Male      -34.93500; 145.77516    28 Apr 1999  L. Wilkie, S. Priday  AM 
PBI_OON 00007665  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Between Kootingal & Tamworth, crown res. 200m past tip  1 Adult Female      -31.06750; 151.03400    15 Nov 2001  G. Carter  AM 
PBI_OON 00007797  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    16.3km NE along Coonamble-Barradine Rd, Nebea Station  1 Adult Female      -30.90133; 148.54283    24 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie, R.Harris, T.Moulds  AM 
PBI_OON 00007668  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Middle of Attunga SF, end of Archery Trail  1 Adult Female      -30.92583; 150.92000    16 Nov 2001  G. Carter  AM 
PBI_OON 00007782  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    7.5km NW of Gin Gin, Wambianna Stn  2 Adult Female      -31.87116; 148.02266    22 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007803  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    0.7km N of turnoff to Wyndabyne Stn, Warren-Quambone Rd  2 Adult Female      -31.13533; 147.84100    13 Dec 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007794  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Carinda-Walgett Rd at turnoff to 'Allawa' Stn  1 Adult Male      -30.12350; 147.93983    25 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007799  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Castlereagh Hwy, 5km S of entrance to Bairnkine Stn  1 Adult Male      -29.81833; 148.12200    26 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007796  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Castlereagh Hwy, 12km N of junction with Gwydir Hwy  1 Adult Male      -29.80900; 148.12600    13 Dec 1999  F. Christie, P. Flemons, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00007787  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Trilby Station, Darling River, 2.7km S of homestead  1 Adult Male      -30.64133; 144.92083    01 Dec 1999  F. Christie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007667  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Barraba-Bundarra Rd, W bank of Ironbark Ck  1 Adult Male      -30.27150; 150.79050    18 Nov 2001  L.Wilkie, H.Smith  AM 
PBI_OON 00019646  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Wyrrabalong National Park  1 Adult Female      -33.27450; 151.54000    27 Nov 1997  Lance Wilkie  AM 
PBI_OON 00007673  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Crown res., 2km along Tintinhull Rd from Danuka Rd  1 Adult Female      -31.06700; 150.98750    15 Nov 2001  H. Doherty, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00007806  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Girilambone Rd, 5.4km S of Monkey Bridge  1 Adult Female      -30.89200; 147.05533    13 Dec 1999  L.Wilkie, R.Harris, T.Moulds  AM 
PBI_OON 00007677  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Attunga SF, pass SE of Attunga SF, back road  1 Adult Female      -30.97216; 150.92466    16 Nov 2001  G. Carter  AM 
PBI_OON 00007800  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Green & Banders Rd, 3.7km N of Carinda-Brewarrina Rd jnct  1 Adult Male      -30.38983; 147.48733    25 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie, R.Harris, T.Moulds  AM 
PBI_OON 00020194  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    7.5km NW of Gin Gin, Wambianna Stn  1 Adult Male      -31.87116; 148.02266    22 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007805  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    2.5km NW of Gin Gin on rd to 'Riverview' station  1 Adult Female      -31.90216; 148.05683    22 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007780  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Warren-Carinda Rd. 7.1km W of Mt. Foster Rd. sign  1 Adult Female      -31.21866; 147.58333    23 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007790  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Gidginbilla Stn, off Castlereagh Hwy at Combogolong Bridge  1 Adult Female      -30.42266; 148.20300    24 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007789  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Castlereagh Hwy, 5km S of entrance to Bairnkine Stn  1 Adult Male      -29.81833; 148.12200    26 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007777  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Darling River, 1.5km S of 'Trilby' Stn homestead  2 Adult Female      -30.65116; 144.93350    01 Dec 1999  F. Christie, P. Flemons, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00007793  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    1km along access road to Cawwell Stn  1 Adult Female      -29.05850; 147.06716    26 Nov 1999  F. Christie, P. Flemons, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00007680  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Between Kootingal & Tamworth, crown res. 200m past tip  1 Adult Male      -31.06750; 151.03400    15 Nov 2001  G. Carter  AM 
PBI_OON 00007686  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Oaky Creek NR, S boundary of Reserve  1 Adult Male      -31.11700; 150.61900    17 Nov 2001  G. Carter  AM 
PBI_OON 00007792  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    1.05km ESE of Murrawombie Bridge, Quinine Park  1 Adult Male      -31.17016; 147.13466    13 Dec 1999  L.Wilkie, R.Harris, T.Moulds  AM 
PBI_OON 00007664  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Attunga SF, SE side of SF, E of road up slope  1 Adult Female      -30.94016; 150.92483    16 Nov 2001  G. Carter  AM 
PBI_OON 00007776  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    S side of Coonamble-Barradine Rd, opposite Pilliga turnoff  1 Adult Male      -30.94233; 148.42483    24 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie, R.Harris, T.Moulds  AM 
PBI_OON 00007804  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    200m E of Mungindi Rd, 3.3km past turnoff to Abeddar Stn  1 Adult Female      -29.18666; 148.89066    27 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie, R.Harris, T.Moulds  AM 
PBI_OON 00007802  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Warren-Carinda Rd. 7.1km W of Mt. Foster Rd. sign  1 Adult Male      -31.21866; 147.58333    23 Nov 1999  Lance Wilkie  AM 
PBI_OON 00007798  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Coonamble-Trembone Rd, 2.4km N of Gilgooma turnoff  1 Adult Male      -30.67216; 148.45033    24 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007786  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Castlereagh Hwy, 5km S of entrance to Bairnkine Stn  1 Adult Male      -29.81833; 148.12200    26 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007778  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Cameron Lane, 4.6km W of Burren-Pokataroo Rd jctn  1 Adult Male      -29.80950; 148.94166    30 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie et al.  AM 
PBI_OON 00007801  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Castlereagh Hwy, 5.75km N of junction with Gwydir Hwy  1 Adult Male      -29.87000; 148.13866    13 Dec 1999  F. Christie, P. Flemons, M. Elliott  AM 
PBI_OON 00007680  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Between Kootingal & Tamworth, crown res. 200m past tip  2 Adult Female      -31.06750; 151.03400    15 Nov 2001  G. Carter  AM 
PBI_OON 00007663  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Most northern part of Attunga State Forest, far end of back trail, south of The Horse Arm Creek  2 Adult Male      -30.91816; 150.92316    16 Nov 2001  G. Carter  AM 
PBI_OON 00007715  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Coleambally Irrigation Area  1 Adult Male      -34.73766; 145.93800    15 Dec 1998  L. Wilkie, S. Priday  AM 
PBI_OON 00007669  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Attunga SF, S of Ardey Range, W edge of SF, opp. 'Tralee'  1 Adult Female      -30.93333; 150.90316    15 Nov 2001  G. Carter  AM 
PBI_OON 00007795  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    16.3km NE along Coonamble-Barradine Rd, Nebea Station  1 Adult Female      -30.90133; 148.54283    24 Nov 1999  L.Wilkie, R.Harris, T.Moulds  AM 
PBI_OON 00020202  AUSTRALIA  New South Wales    Sturt National Park  1 Adult Male      -29.13333; 141.50000    25 Sept 1997  G. Osler  AM 
PBI_OON 00023460  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cotton, Sandy Creek Cons Area  1 Adult Female  Paratype  40  -27.98333; 153.40000  litter  01 Dec 2009  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023669  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Carnarvon STN, Piebald Spring  1 Adult Female      -24.83083; 147.74194  rocky cliffs, litter  24 Nov 2010  C. Zwick  QM 
PBI_OON 00023459  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Mt Cotton, Sandy Creek Cons Area  1 Adult Male  Holotype  40  -27.98333; 153.40000  litter  01 Dec 2009  R. Raven  QM 
PBI_OON 00023668  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Carnarvon STN, Piebald Spring  1 Adult Male      -24.83083; 147.74194  rocky cliffs, litter  24 Nov 2010  C. Zwick  QM 
PBI_OON 00020385  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Lonesome NP  1 Adult Male    585  -25.81666; 148.98333  eucalypt woodland, litter  03 Nov 2010  C. Lambkin, N. Starick  QDPI 
PBI_OON 00019463  AUSTRALIA  Queensland    Albinia NP  1 Adult Male    226  -24.73333; 148.75000  Melaleuca woodland, litter  31 Oct 2010  C. Lambkin, N. Starick  QDPI 


 
 
 
 
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