About us

This site is a working draft for A field guide to Spiders of Australia by Robert Whyte and Dr Greg Anderson due to be published by CSIRO Publishing in 2017. This web site enjoys the support and collaboration of many arachnologists in Australia and throughout the world, both amateur and professional. We thank our colleagues and recognise their valuable contriubutions. Some pages are informally vetted by experts, however any errors are ours, not theirs.

The plan

We hope the project follows the following course:

  • writing period 1 Feb 2016 - 1 Feb 2017
  • production period 2 Feb 2016 - 1 May 2017
  • print period 2 May - 1 Aug 2017
  • launch mid Sep 2017

Sneak peeks

Occasionally we circulate excerpts. The current one is here:

all material copyright Robert Whyte and Dr Greg Anderson unless credited to other contributors, in which case the copyright remains with the contributor. This web site is being developed in partnership with Queensland Museum, where Robert Whyte is an honorary researcher. While Queensland Museum supports this website with involvement, participation, advice and contributions, it does not endorse nor is responsible or liable for any damages resulting from any information on this web site or its use.


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