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ABRS Identification Series Series

Spiders of Australia

Interactive Identification to Subfamily

CD-ROM
December 2002
9780643068704
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    30th December 2002
  • ISBN 9780643068704
  • Language English
$98.00

Spiders of Australia is a comprehensive information package and identification tool for spiders, among the most numerous and abundant of all terrestrial organisms in Australia. The CD covers all families and subfamilies in Australia and New Guinea, and all but two families in New Zealand.

The interactive keys allow fast, accurate identification of Australian spiders to the level of family, subfamily and, in some cases, genus. Using the latest web-integrated Lucid Player, an easy-to-use browser interface provides access to the rich store of information including distribution maps, subfamily notes, lists of species, and subfamily and family descriptions. Most subfamilies are illustrated with high quality photographs of live spiders while the rare or tiny are shown from photomicrographs. A brilliantly illustrated complete glossary of terms used in spider identification complements this package.

"The interactive keys allow fast, accurate identification of all families and subfamilies of spiders in Australia and New Guinea, and all but two families in New Zealand. . . The time taken to acquaint oneself with this marvelous undertaking will be well worth the effort taken."

- Australian Journal of Medical Science

"This key is a courageous and remarkable undertaking which will be the basis for future work in the same direction. It is an excellent first trial and inevitable step towards the development of interactive keys at the level of genera and species."

- Australasian Arachnology

"A brilliantly illustrated complete glossary of terms used in spider identification complements this package. . . will be much sought after by ecologists, park rangers, natural resource managers, taxonomists, students, naturalists, amateur arachnologists and people generally interested in identification of spiders."

- CAB International, 2003

"[A] recommended resource for professionals and keen amateurs interested in spiders."

- Wildlife Australia Magazine

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