Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Histoire naturelle des Araignees. (Araneides)

Publication Type:Book
Year of Publication:1864
Authors:E. Simon
Series Title:Histoire naturelle des Araignees.
Number of Pages:pp. 540
Keywords:[Zoology / / ]., Agelenidae - (Blackw.) (Araneae): [Systematics]., Anyphaena, Anyphaena (Araneae)., Atypus, Atypus (Araneae)., Biology, Ciniflonidae, Ciniflonidae (Araneae)., Drassidae, Drassidae (Araneae)., Drassus, Drassus (Araneae)., Dysdera, Dysdera (Araneae)., Dysderidae - (Blackw.) (Araneae): [Systematics]., Filistata, Filistata (Araneae)., Latrodectus, Latrodectus (Araneae)., Linyphia, Linyphia (Araneae)., Linyphiidae, Linyphiidae (Araneae)., Mygale, Mygale (Araneae)., Pholcus, Pholcus (Araneae)., Salticidae, Salticidae (Araneae)., Segestria, Segestria (Araneae)., Sphodros, Sphodros (Araneae)., Systematics, Tegenaria, Tegenaria (Araneae)., Theridiidae, Theridiidae (Araneae)., Theridion, Theridion (Araneae)., Thomisidae, Thomisidae (Araneae).

In the absolute dearth of anything like a treatise on the general classification of the Araneida, this work by M. Eugene Simon must be most welcome to naturalists. It contains a complete revision of the modern genera of spiders with a list of the described species, and full descriptions of the appearance and habits of the best-known species of each genus (European types being selected wherever they occur), and concludes with a synonymic catalogue of the European species of Araneida. The latter is defective in some respects, especially from the fact that the author appears to have been quite unacquainted with Mr. Blackwall's later papers on Araneida in the Annals and Magazine of Natural History, as also with hia fine Monograph of the British Spiders published by the Ray Society, although the first part of the latter appeared in 1861. The descriptions are illustrated with numerous woodcuts representing species of the more characteristic genera, and showing the arrangement of the eyes and other parts from which the generic characters are derived.

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