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pdf file of publication "Crab Spiders of California" by Robert X. Schick. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1965.

I just found this tome in the references from Ubick, et al. and it appears to cover both the modern families Thomisidae and Philodromidae. It should be great for California and may also be useful for other Western states...

One "little" detail
This file is around 100 MB! Even those with high-speed internet access are likely to find the download time an unpleasant surprise. For those of us with dialup, it amounts to the better part of a day- if we don't give up after wasting a few hours.

I always state the file size for documents like pdf, doc, rtf or xls. These AMNH publications have an information page which contains a link for downloading the file. I try to link to that page rather than to the file itself. In this case it's the following:

Thanks, Chuck
I'll try to remember to include that information in future posts. Yes, it's huge. After using it for a while and talking to other spider folks, it is also pretty cumbersome and not straightforward to the amateur.

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