Full name: The World Spider Catalog
Short name: SpidCat
Version: 8.5, Jan 2008
Release date: 2008-01-07
Authors/editors: N.I. Platnick & R.J. Raven
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Arachnida - Araneae
English name of the group: Spiders
Number of species: 34,245
Number of infraspecific taxa: 660
Number of synonyms: 0
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 34,905
Abstract: 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.
Organization: American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA; Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia
Website: http://research.amnh.org/entomology/spiders/catalog/