Language: Chinese with English summary and keys, and scientific nomenclature
This volume describes a total 358 species of the spider family Agelenidae (including 44 new species), belonging to four subfamilies (two of them are new), 29 genera and 10 species of a single genus of Amaurobiidae are recorded.
This book consists of two parts: the general account and the systematic account. The former part comprises a brief historical review of these two families, morphological characteristics, taxonomic classification, geographical distribution, biology and economic significance. A cladistics analysis of 31 genera of these two familes (ingroups) and 7 other genera of 6 families (outgroups) is performed using the Hennig 86 program. In the latter part, the diagnosis, description, distribution of all related taxa (families, subfamilies, genera and species), keys to Chinese subfamilies, genera and species, characteristic illustrations of each species are given. Additionaly, the indexes to all scientific names and Chinese names of the species are attached in the end of this book.