Amazonian Arachnida & Myriapoda
Identification keys to all classes, orders, families,
some genera and lists of known terrestrial species

Edited by Joachim Adis
December 2002
Pensoft Publishers
ISBN: 954-642-118-9
589 pages, Illustrated, 8 1/2" x 11 1/2"
$180.00 Hardcover


An "Identification Manual" on the Amazonian Entomofauna for beginners and non-specialists has been demanded for many years. Most taxonomic literature on Neotropical Arachnida and Myriapoda is strictly descriptive, keys in translated and accepted textbooks are restricted to the higher taxa and first introductions to Amazonian arthropods refer to specific sampling sites and are mainly devoted to insects. On the other hand, taxonomical knowledge on Amazonian Arthropoda was much improved due to investigations for the last two decades, cooperatively between the National Institute for Amazonian Research and the Tropical Ecology Working Group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Limnology in Ploen/Germany. For this reason, we now make a first attempt : (1) to provide a book with illustrated keys for beginners and anyone interested in Neotropical Arachnida and Myriapoda; (2) to supply a source of references on the actual taxonomic knowledge of Amazonian Arachnida and Myriapoda; (3) to introduce and recommend approved sampling techniques developed for terrestrial arthropods in the Neotropics; (4) to stimulate education and research in Neotropical Arachnida and Myriapoda.

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