Harvestmen: The Biology of Opiliones by Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha, Glauco Machado, Gonzalo Giribet

By Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha, Glauco Machado, Gonzalo Giribet

This is often the 1st entire remedy of a big order of arachnids that includes greater than 6,000 species world wide, primary in North the USA as daddy-longlegs yet recognized scientifically because the Opiliones, or harvestmen. The 25 authors offer a much-needed synthesis of what's at present recognized approximately those kinfolk of spiders, targeting easy conceptual concerns in systematics and evolutionary ecology, making comparisons with different well-studied arachnid teams, akin to spiders and scorpions. huge in scope, the quantity is geared toward elevating suitable questions from a variety of fields, indicating components within which extra learn is required. The authors specialize in either the original attributes of harvestmen biology, in addition to on organic reviews performed with harvestmen species that give a contribution to the certainty of habit and evolutionary biology often. by means of offering a wide taxonomic and ecological historical past for figuring out this significant arachnid crew, the booklet may still supply box biologists around the world the capacity to spot specimens and supply a useful reference for figuring out harvestmen variety and biology.

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