May 17, 2022

Science: World Spider Catalog/Database Reaches 46,000 Species, 13,000 References


The World Spider Catalog, launched last year, now contains complete taxonomic data for almost 46,000 validated spider species and an embedded collection of 13,000 references. Spiders are the most species-rich terrestrial invertebrate group after insects.

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