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Henschel, J.R. 1990. The biology of Leucorchestris arenicola (Araneae: Heteropodidae), a burrowing spider of the Namib dunes. In: Seely, M.K. (ed). Namib Ecology, 25 Years Of Namib Research, Pp. 115–127. Transvaal Museum Monograph No. 7, Pretoria


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The biology of Leucorchestris arenicola (Araneae: Heteropodidae), a burrowing spider of the Namib dunes.

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The biology of Leucorchestris arenicola (Araneae: Heteropodidae), a burrowing spider of the Namib dunes.

Year: 1990

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