Sighting

Matt Campbell 20 Jan 2016

Harvestman (Callihamus badius)

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Sighted 18 Jan 2016
Morwell National Park. Grand Strzelecki Track. Section I

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Identifications

  • Matt Campbell 20 January 2016
    Callihamus badius
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Opiliones: Triaenonychidae: Callihamus: badius
    Common Names: Opiliones, harvestmen
    Matt Campbell says

    Very difficult to find much info about this. Identified from this page: http://morwellnp.pangaean.net/cgi-bin/show_species.cgi?find_this=Callihamus%20badius&image_size=0 The identification for that page was originally done by David Hirst of the Museum of South Australia following an arachnid survey carried out in Morwell National Park in 1994.

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  • Shahan Derkarabetian 26 May 2019
    Calliuncus
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Opiliones: Triaenonychidae: Calliuncus
    Shahan Derkarabetian says

    Callihamus has 5 tarsal segments on leg II. This one has 9.

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Notes

  • Ken Walker 20 January 2016
    Tagged With detective
    Ken Walker says

    Great detective work Matt. I often say that taxonomists are like detectives.

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  • Matt Campbell 20 January 2016
    Tagged With thanks ken
    Matt Campbell says

    Thanks for that Ken :) I was able to track down the species using the MNP website and from there I spoke with Ken Harris on the phone to ascertain who had made the original ID as there's just so little information available on this species.

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