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Revision of the Nearctic wolf spider genus Schizocosa (Araneida: Lycosidae)
By Charles Dondale & James Redner
The Canadian Entomologist 110(2): 143-181, 1978
Cite: 550360
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Hi Mandy
Could we move this to the level Schizocosa? That way when we are looking for references for that genus... this comes up first.

~ Nevermind... I'm asking this question in the forums since it doesn't appear we can move these once they've been added.

I almost did that originally...
But was thinking ahead of time about all the taxonomic changes that take place over the months/years. How do we know that all the current Schizocosa will always be Schizocosa? That's all I was thinking. Figured staying at family level might be safest, especially since these can't be moved. Any guide pages that I've used this paper as a reference have a link to this page or to the paper itself... and a search for "Schizocosa" should return this and any other papers with that genus in the title, I think.

[edit] Looking back, I've been kind of wish-washy in this. Sometimes I post it at genus, sometimes at family. Not sure what should be the norm. Things change so often, there's no telling what genus a certain species might be part of in the future... not to mention all the things that have already changed and the books/references are in the wrong spot as it is. I'll have to find the forum post you mentioned and see what everyone else is doing so I can follow suit.

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