Zoological Monographs
cover

New World Tarantulas

Taxonomy, Biogeography and Evolutionary Biology of Theraphosidae

Editors: Pérez-Miles, Fernando (Ed.)

  • The first book on the biology of New World Theraphosid tarantulas with contributions by recognized experts on the topic
  • Provides in-depth information on the taxonomy, evolution, behavior, physiology, ecology, and biogeography of New World Theraphosidae
  • Aimed at students, researchers and the general public
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 22, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-48644-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: December 25, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-48643-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide. Please be advised Covid-19 shipping restrictions apply. Please review prior to ordering
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days
About this book

The Theraphosidae are the most famous and diverse mygalomorph spiders, and include some of the largest arachnids on earth. Their unique defense mechanisms, predatory tactics, reproductive strategies and ecological adaptations are displayed by a wide range of terrestrial, burrowing and arboreal species. These arachnids are familiar to the general public thanks to horror movies and a growing interest in tarantulas as pets; however, scientific information on the group is scattered throughout the literature and not easily available. 

This book reviews all major aspects of New World Theraphosid tarantulas and provides in-depth information on their evolution, taxonomy, behavior, physiology, ecology, reproduction, conservation and biogeography. As a comprehensive guide to the biology of tarantulas, it will appeal to researchers, students and terrarium hobbyists alike.



About the authors

Fernando Pérez-Miles is a Professor, Head of Entomology and former director of the Institute of Biology and Chief of the Department of Animal Biology at the Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay. A member researcher of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación, Uruguay, he has published more than 100 papers on the Taxonomy, Functional Morphology, Evolution, Reproductive Biology and Biomechanics of Mygalomorph Spiders, mainly New World Theraphosidae.

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 22, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-48644-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: December 25, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-48643-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide. Please be advised Covid-19 shipping restrictions apply. Please review prior to ordering
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New World Tarantulas
Book Subtitle
Taxonomy, Biogeography and Evolutionary Biology of Theraphosidae
Editors
  • Fernando Pérez-Miles
Series Title
Zoological Monographs
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48644-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48644-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48643-3
Series ISSN
2523-3904
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 441
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 144 illustrations in colour
Topics