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Thanks. — Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 08:49, 15 March, 2009 (UTC)

Please help to check if my edit is proper.[edit]


I'm a devotee of predatory arthropods and I'm new to here. I did a large-scale edit on the article of Peruvian giant centipede. Please have a look on it to see if my edit is proper or valid.


17:31, 17 June 2012‎ User:Toxic Walker (UTC)

Seeking access to an article in Arachnologisches Magazin[edit]

I've been working on expanding the article Ralph Vary Chamberlin, a prolific spider and myriapod taxonomist, and just thought I'd put out a request for anyone that might have access to the German publication Arachnologisches Magazin, which only appears in a few libraries on WorldCat (none of them in the United States).

  • Uschi Eckstein & Robert Samm (2001). "Beruehmte Arachnologen: Ralph Vary Chamberlin, 1879-1967. [Famous arachnologists: Ralph Vary Chamberlin, 1879-1967.]". Arachnologisches Magazin (in German) 9 (5): 11–12. ISSN 0944-8667. 

If anyone has or could obtain the above article, or any other secondary sources that cover aspects of Chamberlin's research/life, and could email me a scan or photocopy, I would be very much appreciative. Cheers, --Animalparty-- (talk) 19:52, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Update, Disregard this, I've obtained a copy. Cheers, --Animalparty! (talk) 22:34, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
Also, FYI Ralph Vary Chamberlin is now a Good Article nominee. --Animalparty! (talk) 23:38, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Eucteniza (spider) GA nominee[edit]

FYI, Eucteniza is a Good article nominee. --Animalparty! (talk) 21:41, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Need help with accessing obscure primary sources.[edit]

Take a look at this page: Armadillidium

Many of the species links are red because these primary sources are highly obscure and hard to find. How can I access them for more info? MDaxo (talk) 22:21, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

@MDaxo: A good place to find obscure literature is the Biodiversity Heritage Library ( Google Book search can also be helpful.--Animalparty! (talk) 23:52, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
@Animalparty: So using this article (Armadillidium klugii) as an example, how can I find the original source from Brandt (Johann Friedrich von Brandt) that identifies the species? What about finding drawings of it, since there don't seem to be any photographs? Would like to read this: BRANDT, I. (1833): Conspectus Monographiae Crustaceorum Oni- scodorum Latreillii. – Byulleten moskovskogo Obshchestva Ispŷtateleĭ Prirodŷ MDaxo (talk) 00:12, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
I haven't found that particular source online, but this paper lists Armadillidium albanicum and A. inflatum as taxonomic synonyms of A. klugii (different names for the same species), so searching BHL yields more sources: ( and ( which may have more info or images. I assume you're looking for photographs or drawings in the public domain (can be posted to Wikimedia Commons), otherwise Schmalfuss's 2013 "Revision of the Armadillidium klugii-group (Isopoda: Oniscidea)" has several diagrams and photographs. --Animalparty! (talk) 01:16, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
There are also some illustrations of A. klugii, and Latrodectus tredecimguttatus in: Levi, H. W. (1965). An unusual case of mimicry. Evolution, 261-262. JSTOR requires subscription or institutional access, but I think you can get a limited free subscription. --Animalparty! (talk) 01:37, 30 July 2015 (UTC)