After five years the translation of Tamara Mcheidze’s book Georgian Spiders (1997) is finally finished (download Georgian original as PDF); it contains taxonomic, faunistic and ecological information on the 362 spider species recorded by T. Mcheidze in Georgia between the 1920s and 1992. The English edition resembles the original text, with a preface and taxonomic comments by me. You can download the e-book from the vifabio repository (use download link in the right column) or the direct link. It is an open access publication with a CC-BY-SA license. I also added supplementary information (pp. 401-425) on locations, a location map and an index to make the mentioned spider records more accessible. Enjoy reading!
Mcheidze, T. (2014): Georgian Spiders – Systematics, Ecology and Zoogeographic Analysis. (ed.: Otto, S.) vifabioDOC – Virtual Library of Biology, Frankfurt/Main: 425 pp. ISBN 978-3-00-044355-8 DOI 10.5431/mcheidze2014
Otto, S. (2014): Part III: Supplementary Information to the Translation of Tamara Mcheidze’s Book Georgian Spiders. In: Mcheidze, T. (2014): Georgian Spiders – Systematics, Ecology and Zoogeographic Analysis. (ed.: Otto, S.) vifabioDOC – Virtual Library of Biology, Frankfurt/Main: 401-425. DOI 10.5431/mcheidze2014