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ARACHNIDA (mites, spiders, false scorpions, harvestmen etc.)

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Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Class)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs
Acari (mites) Infraclass 185 subtaxa 122 508
ARANEAE (spiders) Order 45 subtaxa 70 30
OPILIONES (harvestmen) Order 3 subtaxa 17 3
PSEUDOSCORPIONES Latreille, 1825 (false scorpions, pseudoscorpions) Order 1 subtaxon 11 3

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Cloudsley-Thompson, J.L. & Sankey, J., 1961 Land Invertebrates, a guide to British worms, molluscs and arthropods, excluding insects


Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S. (eds), 1990 The Marine Fauna of the British Isles and north-west Europe
Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S. (eds), 1996 (littoral and sublittoral fauna) Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe

General Works

British Arachnological Society: British Arachnological Society
European Arachnid email list: European Arachnid email list
Cloudsley-Thompson, J.L., 1958 Spiders, scorpions, centipedes, and mites; the ecology and natural history of woodlice, myriapods, and arachnids
Savory, T.H., 1945 The Spiders and Allied Orders of the British Isles

Acid mires

Boyce, D., 2004 A review of the invertebrate assemblages of acid mires

Guide to Identification Literature

Barnard, P.C. (Ed.), 2005 Identifying British Insects and Arachnids: An Annotated Bibliography of Key Works


Journal of Arachnology (J. Arachnol.) Journal
Arachnology Journal
Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society Journal
Revista Ibérica de Aracnología Journal


Marson, J.E., 1983 Practical Microscopy


Thomas, A., 2012 A Winter Spider

ARACHNIDA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Associated with ARACHNIDA:

Arachnida may be associated with taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)
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