spiders of New Zealand by Raymond R. Forster

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Published by [Otago Museum Trust board] in Dunedin .

Written in English

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  • New Zealand.


  • Spiders -- New Zealand.,
  • Arachnida -- New Zealand.

Edition Notes

Vol. 1 has no special title.

Book details

Statementby R.R. Forster.
SeriesOtago Museum bulletin ;, no. 1-<6 >
ContributionsWilton, C. L., Blest, A. D.
LC ClassificationsQH1 .O77 no. 1, etc., QL458.4 .O77 no. 1, etc.
The Physical Object
Paginationv. <1-6 >
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5661528M
LC Control Number68109431

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