The Arachnology section contains some 600,000 specimens, covering all arachnid and myriapod orders, as well as other miscellaneous groups such as pycnogonids, xiphosurans and tardigrades. Primary types of over 800 species are maintained, including part of the syntype material of the spiders described by Eugene Simon collected during the the Michaelsen-Hartmeyer Expedition to South-Western Australia. Requests for the loan of specimens by bona fide researchers are welcomed.

Current projects include systematic revisions of several arachnid groups, and investigations into the phylogeny of some taxa, using morphological and molecular techniques.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Western Australian Museum Arachnology Collection is 600,000.

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The Western Australian Museum Arachnology Collection has an estimated 600,000 specimens.

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