arachnology


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arachnology

(ăr′ək-nŏl′ə-gē)
n.
The branch of zoology that deals with spiders and other arachnids.

ar′ach·no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ar′ach·nol′o·gist n.
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Bulletin of the British Arachnology Society 6:68-74.
According to National Geographic, a new study published in the Journal of Arachnology titled 'A vertebrate-eating jumping spider (Araneae: Salticidae) from Florida, USA' documented instances when regal jumping spiders were sighted hunting and eating animals larger than themselves, such as frogs and lizards.
Poster presented at the 17th International Congress of Arachnology, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Western Australian Museum: Perth)
net/journals/zookeys/article/3547/an-extraordinary-new-family-of-spiders-from-caves-in) In a paper published in the journal Zookeys on Friday, scientists from the arachnology lab at the California Academy of Sciences described the new critter, which is about the size of a half-dollar coin and likes to hang from simple webs on the ceilings of caves.
Abbreviations used in the text and in the figure are as follows: ALE, anterior lateral eyes; AME, anterior median eyes; ap, apical; d, dorsal; MOA, median ocular area; MOA-L, length of MOA; MOA-WA, anterior width of MOA; MOA-WP, posterior width of MOA; PLE, posterior lateral eyes; PME, posterior median eyes; VTA, ventral tibial apophysis; pr, prolateral; rt, retrolateral; v, ventral; NUAM, Arachnology Museum of the Nigde University, Nigde, Turkey.