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Studies on Taxonomy and Diversity of Spiders from Darjeeling Hills with Special Reference to Family Clubioneidae in Light of Conservation

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Series: Records of the Zoological Survey of India Occasional Papers Volume: 340

By: SC Majumder (Author), S Talukdar (Author)

120 pages, 24 plates with 114 colour photos, tables

Zoological Survey of India

Paperback | Jan 2013 | #218375 | ISBN-13: 9788181713339
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Language: English

This hill areas of the Darjeeling district are located within the lesser and Sub-Himalayn belts of the eastern Himalayas. Its spider fauna has not yet been studied comprehensively, and the published information is lacking compilation and comparative descriptions altogether to visualize the abundance and diversity of this fauna. This study is a first step in that direction.


1. Introduction
2. Materials and methods
3. A checklist of the spider species of Darjeeling hills
4. Common and taxonomic names of the spider families of Darjeeling hills
5. Key to the spider families of Darjeeling hills
6. Taxonomic descriptions of the spiders of Darjeeling hill
7. Taxonomic status and numerical biodiversity of spiders in Darjeeling hills
8. Species richness of spiders in Darjeeling hills
9. Comparative distribution of spiders of Darjeeling hills
10. Diversity of spider families genera and species in Darjeeling hills
11. Taxonomy and diversities of clubionid spiders from Darjeeling hills
12. Spider endemicity in Darjeeling hills
13. Rearranged status of the spider taxa of Darjeeling hills
14. Discussion
15. Conclutionary remarks
16. Acknowledgements
17. Bibliography
18. Legend of the photographs
19. Plates containing photographs on different collection sites (18 photos), collection (4 photos) and external views of some spider species (92 photos) studied in Darjeeling hills


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