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WSC (Platnick Catalog) Version 12.0 online

Received from Jason Dunlop (ISA):
Please note that the new version of the Platnick Catalog (12.0) with 42,473 listed species has now been released and is available at the usual address under:

http://research.amnh.org/iz/spiders/catalog/INTRO1.html

One of the members of the German Arachnologische Gesellschaft does a nice job of summarizing all applicable changes each time, but I don't think we have anything like this available for the Nearctic region. It (something like a computer code "version history") would be nice to have.

[And I'm back home from the States. We had a very tight connection in Newark due to delays, so the luggage is not here, yet, but I anticipate no problems.]

In reply to Kevin's...
(I didn't want to reply to his comment below in case he ever wanted to edit it.)

It must have been in a previous update that genus Coras was moved to Agelenidae then?

Changes from 11.5 to 12.0 (nearctic only)
I guess we can add to this list, time-permitting. Question marks (as well as omitted families) indicate those families that were not (yet) checked...

Actinopodidae: ?
Atypidae: ?
Agelenidae: none
Amaurobidae: none
Ammoxenidae: ?
Amphinectidae: ?
Anapidae: ?
Antrodiaetidae: ?
Anyphaenidae: none
Araneidae: none

Nice!
I had actually just talked to Dr. Platnick inquiring about how often it was updated. He said twice a year, usually in early January and early July... and sure enough, it was. :-)
I also wish there was a way to see all the changes and additions, too. In the bibliography section, you can see papers by year, but it'd be nice to see all the other new or changed things.
Hope your luggage made it home!

 
Changes is red...
Yes wouldn't it be nice if all former info was in black and all changed info was in red!?

 
Yes!
:-)

 
typo... I meant Changes in red
not changes is red. I just had to clarify. =]

WSC (Platnick Catalog) Version 12.0 online
Thanks for the update. Thankfully I think they load it on the same page, so my old link is automatically updated to the new version.

I'm glad you made it back safely, I hope your luggage will follow! =]

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