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Spider Families of the World
R. Jocqué
A.S. Dippenaar-Schoeman

ISBN: 90-75894-85-6
336 pp., b/w illustrations + 32 pp. photographs quadri
Price: 55 euros

This book provides a concise overview and descriptions of the 107 spider families that are presently recognized. It contains identification keys to the families and to the different kinds of spider webs, and shortcuts to remarkable types of spiders. The book fills a gap that has existed for a long time since the previous such overview dates back from more than a century.
Both authors of this book are professional arachnologists who have devoted most of their careers to the study of spiders, both from a biological/ agroecological and a taxonomic perspective.
Dr Rudy Jocqué is head of the Invertebrates (non-insects) Section in the department of Zoology at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium.
Prof Ansie Dippenaar-Schoeman is head of the Arachnida Unit in the Biosystematics Division at the Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council and extraordinary professor in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Foreword by Paul Selden
Spiders and their interest
Phylogeny of spiders
Keys The main sections – Mygalomorphae – Cribellates - Less than 8 eyes - 2 claws - 3 claws - Shortcuts to remarkable spiders - Key to spider webs
Family descriptions (107 families)
Colour plates

To order: KMMA/MRAC/RMCA Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium.
publications@africamuseum.be / Fax: +32 2 7695511/ Tel: +32 2 769 5208

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