Database details

Full name:

The World Spider Catalog

Short name:



8.5, Jan 2008

Release date:

January 7th, 2008


NI Platnick & RJ Raven

Taxonomic coverage:

Animalia - Arthropoda - Arachnida - Araneae

Number of species names:

39,316 accepted names; 0 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

707 accepted names; 0 synonyms

Number of common names:


Total number of names:



A successor to 14 published volumes by Bonnet, Roewer, Brignoli, and Platnick, the World Spider Catalog aims to provide listings of all currently valid species, genera, and families of spiders, all their synonyms, and all significant taxonomic references to each species, from Linnaeus to date. The version available on the web is updated semiannually; the database version is updated as funding opportunities allow.


American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA; Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia

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