Aname atra

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Aname atra
Black Wishbone.jpg
fangs of A. atra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Nemesiidae
Genus: Aname
Species: A. atra
Binomial name
Aname atra
(Strand, 1913)

Chenistonia atra
Sungenia atra
Aname diversicolor

Aname atra, the black wishbone spider, is a mygalomorph spider of South Australia. It is one of the wishbone spiders in the taxonomic family Nemesiidae, found in varied habitats throughout Australia, including Tasmania.[1] The most common species are the mottled eastern wishbones in the genus Namea, found in rainforests, black wishbones in the genus Aname, found in drier parts of Queensland, and the bearded wishbone, Xamiatus magnificus, also found in Queensland.[1][2]


They are called wishbone spiders for the shape of their burrow.


  1. ^ a b Anderson, G.; Whyte, R. "NEMESIIDAE Wishbone Spiders". Australia: Arachne. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  2. ^ Raven, R. J. (1981). "A Review of the Australian Genera of the Mygalomorph Spider Subfamily Diplurinae (Dipluridae:Chelicerata)". Australian Journal of Zoology. 29 (3): 321–363. doi:10.1071/ZO9810321. 

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