Teyssié, François (Author), Pierre Escoubas (Foreword By), Gilbert Hodebert (Illustrator)

Tarantulas of the World describes and illustrates almost 300 species of tarantulas of the Theraphosidae family by biogeographical zone.  The descriptions enable non-specialists to identify each species, and provides additional information on lifestyle, habitat and distribution.  Theraphosidae systematics are presented in the form of an identification key for subfamilies and a description of particularly note-worthy genera. An exhaustive list of currently known species is also presented by subfamily and by country. Tarantulas of the World also covers Theraphosidae biology:  anatomy, primary biological functions, ecology, venomology and pharmacological research.  This book also contains advice on breeding and rearing Theraphosidae.

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NAP Editions, May 2015.  487 pages, hard cover, 600 colour photos and colour & b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps