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1 May 2006 CURSORIAL SPIDERS (ARACHNIDA: ARANEAE) IN THE CHIHUAHUAN DESERT OF WESTERN TEXAS, U.S.A
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A pitfall trap survey of spiders was conducted on the Dalquest Research Site in the Trans-Pecos counties of Brewster and Presidio, Texas, within the northern Chihuahuan Desert, U.S.A. During 13.5 months 1,326 spiders were collected from two separate habitats. Sixty-six recognizable species representing 24 families and 46 genera were identified. The habitats, which were 800 m apart, had 20 shared species. The Sandy Canyon Site contained 29 unique species, whereas the Camp Site contained 17. Sites differed in vegetation, elevation, soil type, and availability of water.

Greg H. Broussard and Norman V. Horner "CURSORIAL SPIDERS (ARACHNIDA: ARANEAE) IN THE CHIHUAHUAN DESERT OF WESTERN TEXAS, U.S.A," Entomological News 117(3), 249-260, (1 May 2006). https://doi.org/10.3157/0013-872X(2006)117[249:CSAAIT]2.0.CO;2
Received: 26 June 2005; Accepted: 1 October 2005; Published: 1 May 2006
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