Migas nitens Hickman, 1927:52

Silver migas trapdoor



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: after 30 December 1925

Since rediscovered.



Cornelian Bay area, Tasmania, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hickman, Vernon Victor. (1927). Studies in Tasmanian spiders. Part I. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1926: 52-86.


Other references:

Gates, Genevieve. (2014). Knocklofty Excursion, 9 March 2014. Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club 354: 6-8.

Griswold, Charles E. and Ledford, Joel. (2001). A monograph of the migid trap door spiders of Madagascar and review of the world genera (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Migidae). Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences 151: 1-120.

Hickman, Vernon Victor. (1929). Studies in Tasmanian spiders. Part III. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1928: 96-118.

Hickman, Vernon Victor. (1967). Some common spiders of Tasmania. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 112 pp.

Huffenbaecher, Camila. (2009). Evolução nos padrões de telas e análise comparativa do comportamento de autolimpeza em mygalomorphae. Doctoral dissertation, Universidade de São Paulo.

Main, B. Y. (1985). Mygalomorphae, pp. 1-48. In: Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 3. Arachnida: Mygalomorphae, Araneomorphae in part, Pseudoscorpionida, Amblypygi and Palpigradi. Canberra: Bureau of Flora and Fauna.

Pérez-Miles, F., Guadanucci, J. P. L., Jurgilas, J. P., Becco, R. and Perafán, C. (2017). Morphology and evolution of scopula, pseudoscopula and claw tufts in Mygalomorphae (Araneae). Zoomorphology 136: 435-459.

Raven, Robert J. (1984). Systematics and Biogeography of the Mygalomorph Spider Family Migidae (Araneae) in Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 32(3): 379-390.

Raven, Robert J. and Churchill, Tracey B. (1989). A new species of Migas (Araneae, Migidae), with notes on Heteromigas in Tasmania. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 8(1): 5-8.


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