Author(s): Pierre Paquin & Cor J. Vink
Spiders of New Zealand: Annotated Family Key & Species List is the authoritative identification manual for the 57 spider families of New Zealand. It features more than 500 magnificent, detailed illustrations, a key to the spider families found in New Zealand, an introduction which includes notes on spider anatomy and some tips for specimen examination, and a comprehensive bibliography. All 57 families are addressed, each in a dedicated chapter, with illustrations of exemplar species and morphological features, a complete species list, and information on diversity, diagnostic characters, taxonomic notes, key references, habitat and distribution. Spiders of New Zealand is an essential reference for students, spider enthusiasts, ecologists, and biosecurity personnel, and for anyone who needs to identify New Zealand spiders.