Flat-headed Two-tailed Spider
Male, Eye Arrangement
Two-tailed Spider
Released, dorsal, ~4.5mm
Flat-headed Two-tailed Spider (Tamopsis cf platycephala)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Two Tailed Spider (Hersiliidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Flat-headed Two-tailed Spider (Tamopsis cf platycephala)
This Photo:     🔍Male, Ventral🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This species is a northern species only known from NT, Qld & NSW, so suspect it's not the same species, but certainly looks it and is the right size, so probably closely related.
~6mm long excluding appendages (ie legs, spinerets & palps).
As can be seen, a very different abdomen shape to our other Two-tailed Spiders. Also quite large, with the male spiders usually considerably smaller than females. Females are reported to be ~10mm

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.