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Spiders of Panama

1st Edition

By Nentwig

CRC Press

288 pages

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Paperback: 9781877743184
pub: 1993-01-01
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Description

in collaboration with Bruce Cutler and Stefan Heimer

The available information, personal observations, and study of one facet of the beauties of the tropical rain forest of Panama is gathered into a much needed volume which includes the physical, biological, and spider environment of Panama. The complete list of known Panama spiders with literature references and a key to the families and most genera provides the user with an up-to-date guide to this fauna. With over 350 illustrations, numerous charts, graphs, and tables, the coverage of this volume goes far beyond the geographical boundary of the study, making it useful to all students of spiders.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Biophysical Geography of Panama

Geography

Climate

Vegetation

The Future of the Natural Environments

The Investigation of the Spider Fauna

The Increase in the Number of Species Known from Panama

The Principal Arachnologists Involved in the Taxonomy of Panamanian Spiders

The Taxonomic Situation

The Spider Fauna in the Lowland Rainforest

Description of Locations

Species Composition

Phenology

Annual Occurrence of Major Groups

Seasonality of Species

A Comparison of the Spider Communities in the Tropical and Temperate Zones

Habitat Comparison

Number of Species

Individuals per Species

Diversity and Evenness

Continental Comparison

Origin of the Panamanian Spider Fauna

The Evolution of Spiders and the Continental Drift

The Origin of Panamanian Spiders

The Distribution of Selected Taxa

Spider Associations

Associations with Plants

Flowers

Leaves

Banana Plants

Bark

Spiders on Spider Webs

Site of Spider Collections

Species List

Key to Families

Literature

Plates

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI025000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General