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Dragonflies of Victoria: An Identification Guide to Adult and Larval Dragonflies (Odanata).Artist/Author: Theischinger, G. and John Hawking.
Identification guide no. 46.
Spiders of Australia: An Introduction to their Classification, Biology and DistributionArtist/Author: Hawkeswood, Trevor J.
This book introduces the Australian spider fauna and includes many species that are well known to Australian biologists, naturalists, gardeners and pest controllers. Spiders of Australia provides for the first time information on a vast spectrum of the Australian spider fauna and illustrates and describes over 150 species in some detail. Many other species are mentioned and discussed and a thorough summary of spider morphology, biology and classification is also provided. All representative families are described in some detail and the numbers of each family are listed on Australian and World levels. Most of the major genera of each family are described and representative species illustrated and described. Most of the spiders illustrated are photographed alive in their natural settings while approx. 30 species are represented by paintings of living specimens.
The illustrations and descriptions make it easy for the layperson to identify many common spiders and provides also for the first time, an up to date reference list of hundreds of old and more recent scientific papers, books and other articles on Australian and related spider species. This list is organized into families and will prove to be an indispensable tool for serious workers on Arachnida.
Much of the information provided for many of the species is new, based on the author’s own field observations. The book is aimed for the scientist, naturalist, student and layperson both in Australia and overseas.
Spiders and Scorpions Commonly Found in VictoriaArtist/Author: Walker, Ken et al.
Common and scientific names are given together with a detailed contents list and index to make for quick identification of our spiders and scorpions. Includes notes on habitats, the biology and the venoms of species described.
Catalogue of the smaller arachnid orders of the world: Amblypygi, Uropygi, Schizomida, Palpigradi, Ricinulei and Solifugae.Artist/Author: Harvey, Mark.
This authoritative catalogue will greatly assist readers in finding the correct taxonomic name for any given family, genus or species within each of the six arachnid orders treated. It contains a valuable summary of bibliographic information, enabling readers to access the worldwide literature for these smaller orders.
The catalogue presents full bibliographic data on each of the taxa named thus far, treating over 1600 species. It contains the most current classification system for each group, some of which have not been catalogued on a world scale for over 70 years. A summary of taxonomic changes is included.
This quality reference will be of immense value to arachnologists, systematists, taxonomists, ecologists and biodiversity professionals, especially those interested in tropical rainforest communities.
Zoological catalogue of Australia Volume 19.2 A Crustacea: Malacostraca: Suncarida, Peracarida: Isopoda, Tanaidacea, Mictacea, Thermosbaenacea, Spelaeogriphacea.Artist/Author: Poore, G. C. B.
Volume 19.2 A presents valuable nomenclatural and biological facts on the syncarids, isopods, tanaidaceans and other minor peracarid orders of Crustacea known from Australia. It offers full taxonomic information for 89 families, 351 genera and 1076 described species, with the original literature as well as museum data on the type specimens. Each family introduction is accompanied by a line drawing of a representative species.
Spiders of Australia: interactive identification to subfamily.Artist/Author: Raven, R. J. et al.
OUT OF PRINT. 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 & 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.
A Handbook to Australian Seashells: On Seashores East to West and North to SouthArtist/Author: Wilson, Barry.
Includes over 375 species of the most common seashells found along our seashores. Each one is illustrated with a beautiful colour photograph showing its colours, patterns, shape and sculpture. The introductory section describes what molluscs are, how and where they live, what they eat and how they reproduce. It explains how the shells are made and grow. Detailed illustrations show mollusc body and shell parts and shapes and the terms used to describe them. There are also some notes about conservation and some simple tips on how to prepare shells for your collection.
Field Guide to Sea Stingers and Other Venomous and Poisonous Marine InvertebratesArtist/Author: Marsh, Loisette M. and Shirley Slack-Smith.
Our coastline extends from the tropical waters of the north to the temperate waters in the south, and attracts thousands of swimmers, sailors, skindivers, fishers, naturalists and beach walkers. This heavily illustrated and informative book identifies those animals in the sea that might cause injury and which can, by taking precautions, be avoided. These include jellyfish, sea anemones, corals, octopus, squids and cuttlefish. A glossary of technical terms and a comprehensive index will help readers to quickly access this information.
A preliminary identificaiton of Australian Syncarida (Crustacea).Artist/Author: Serov, P.A.
Identification guide no. 44.
A reference guide to the ecology and taxonomy of freshwater and terrestrial leeches (Euhirudinea) of Australasia and Oceania.Artist/Author: Govedich, Fredric, R.
Identification guide no. 35.
Zoological catalogue of Australia volume 19.3A Crustacea: Malacostraca: Phyllocarida, Hoplocarida, Eucarida (part one).Artist/Author: Davie, P.J.F.
Covers the commercially important crustacean species – shrimps, prawns, lobsters and yabbies, listing over 1200 species known from Australian waters. The volume opens with a general introduction to the Malacostraca, giving an historical overview of the work on this group. The Catalogue then summarises the baseline data on nomenclature and taxonomy of all Phyllocarida, Hoplocarida and Eucarida (with the exception of crabs, hermit crabs and their allies). For each family there is a brief introduction and diagnosis, then Australian species are cited by name and original references are given.
This is a timely listing of all known taxa for this economically significant group: it assembles the baseline data; it highlights gaps and areas of confusion; and it identifies groups requiring attention. As such, it is an important text for fisheries workers and managers, environmental consultants and researchers specialising in crustacea.
Phasmids of Borneo.Artist/Author: Bragg, Philip E.
This is the first book to deal specifically with the phasmids of Borneo. Contains over 800 line drawings and 24 colour photographs of stick insects and their eggs and keys for the identification of species for all the smaller subfamilies.
Borneo, the third largest island in the world, is still largely unexplored. Despite the influence of humans, much of it is still covered in rain forest, the most diverse ecosystem on the planet. With more than 10% of the world’s species found there, Borneo is arguably the best place to study stick insects.
Although stick insects, or phasmids, include the largest insects known, they are mostly nocturnal and easily overlooked. In 1838, Hermann Burmeister described the first stick insect from Borneo. During the next 100 years, almost 300 species more were recorded, making the island the richest territory for stick insects in the world. There was then a gap of almost 50 years when no new species were recorded from Borneo. However, during the last decade 53 new species have been described: 48 by the author of this book, including 29 which are described here for the first time.
The understanding of variation, which has developed partly from an interest in rearing phasmids, has provided firm evidence that a number of the older described species have been named two or three times by earlier authors, so we now have a much more accurate picture of how many different species there are.
This is the first book to deal specifically with the phasmids of Borneo. With over 800 line illustrations and 24 colour photographs of stick insects and their eggs, it contains more illustrations than any book ever published on phasmids. With keys for the identification of species in all the smaller subfamilies, it is invaluable to anyone interested in the identification of this group of Bornean insects. The book contains comprehensive synonymies for all the species recorded from Borneo and highlights a number which have been recorded by mistake. The author provides an indispensable tool for further research on Bornean phasmids. In addition, the book includes a world-wide check list of phasmid genera with all the type species listed.