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By Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha, Glauco Machado, Gonzalo Giribet

This is often the 1st complete remedy of a huge order of arachnids that includes greater than 6,000 species around the world, favourite in North the US as daddy-longlegs yet identified scientifically because the Opiliones, or harvestmen. The 25 authors offer a much-needed synthesis of what's at the moment identified approximately those relations of spiders, targeting easy conceptual matters in systematics and evolutionary ecology, making comparisons with different well-studied arachnid teams, equivalent to spiders and scorpions. extensive in scope, the quantity is geared toward elevating correct questions from a variety of fields, indicating components during which extra examine is required. The authors specialise in either the original attributes of harvestmen biology, in addition to on organic reviews carried out with harvestmen species that give a contribution to the knowledge of habit and evolutionary biology more often than not. via offering a huge taxonomic and ecological history for knowing this significant arachnid team, the booklet should still supply box biologists world wide the ability to spot specimens and supply a useful reference for realizing harvestmen range and biology.

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