publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Giovanni Canestrini's heritage at the Zoology Museum of Padova University (Italy): a rediscovery of his arachnological collections and described species

Luis Alessandro Guariento; Maria Chiara Bonvicini; Loriano Ballarin; Umberto Devincenzo; Giulio Gardini; Enzo Moretto; Paolo Pantini; Paola Nicolosi;
Open Access German
  • Published: 01 Apr 2018 Journal: Arachnologische Mitteilungen (issn: 1018-4171, eissn: 2199-7233, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Arachnologische Gesellschaft (ARAGES)
Abstract
Giovanni Canestrini (1835–1900) was the pioneer of arachnology in Italy, who published the first catalogue of Italian spiders and a total of 87 papers in the field. His interests covered almost all the Italian arachnid orders, although in the last part of his life he focused on acarology, in which he became a leading world expert. The remains of Canestrini's arachnological collection deposited in the Zoology Museum of Padova University are represented by spiders (about 850 tubes), mites (438 microscope slides, 115 tubes), harvestmen (120), pseudoscorpions (63), scorpions (19) and solifuges (1). The collection is now part of a large revision project aiming at bet...
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free text keywords: arachnids, curation, museum collection, type material, Zoology, QL1-991, Insect Science, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Arachnology, biology.organism_classification, biology, Acarology, Arachnologists, Geography, Arachnid
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