Database Details : World Spider Catalog

Full name: World Spider Catalog UPDATED!
Short name: WSC
Version: 18.5, Jan 2018
Release date: 2018-01-14
Authors/editors: Kropf C., Nentwig W., Blick T. & Gloor D. (organizing board).
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Arachnida - Araneae
English name of the group: Spiders
Number of living species 46,609
Number of living infraspecific taxa 578
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 7,014
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 54,201
Abstract: A successor to 14 published volumes by Bonnet, Roewer, Brignoli, Platnick, and the online version by 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 World Spider Catalog is continuously updated.
Organization: Natural History Museum of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Bibliographic citation: Kropf C., Nentwig W., Blick T. & Gloor D. (organizing board). (2018). WSC: World Spider Catalog (version 18.5, Jan 2018). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2018 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.