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This page is our means for conveying current news to users.  The site is updated nearly every day.  If you desire more data for a species than is presently posted to this site, please contact us.  Our priorities may be able to be adjusted to satisfy your needs if we have access to relevant data.  The temporary code Amanita sp-MO07 is replaced by the provisional name Amanita labiliannulus

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Historic notes related to early postings of GenBank accession numbers related to certain voucher collections.
Legacy News (from old "Amanita Studies" site, fragmentary)

18 January 2019

New taxon page: A new temporary code (Amanita sp-AUS17) has been created for a lepidella species originally collected by Lucy Albertella near her parent's former home in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.  The DNA appears not to be on record.  We will explore whether or not the species has been previously described.

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-AUS17.

Updated tech tab: Amanita sp-AUS17.

14-15 January 2019:

New name: Amanita sangabrielensis is a provisional name replacing the very old code name A. sp-C03.  The original draft description was written by Greg Wright, who I have previously recognized for sending me many amanitas during a period stretching from 30-40 years ago.  The Mycoflora lab and Stephen Russell have made possible the sequencing of nrLSU DNA from the old material from the San Gabriel Mountains (CA).

Updated techtabs: Amanita ameripanthera, A. sangabrielensis, A. sp-AZ07, and A. sponsus.

12 January 2019

New Name: Amanita advenienticometa is a new provisional name replacing the temporary code A. sp-N65. At present the species is known from a few sites between Qu├ębec and eastern Pennsylvania.

Updated brief tab: Amanita advenienticometa.

Updated techtabs: Amanita advenienticometa, A. multisquamosa, and A. subvelatipes.

8-10 January 2019

New taxon pages: A new taxon page is added for a rubescent species found in Africa, but possibly not of Africa origin: Amanita sp-SAfr02.  A suspected new species very similar to Amanita wellsii has a new taxon page under the name Amanita austrowellsii.

Updated techtabs: Amanita austrowellsii, A. luteolovelata, A. sp-amerirubescens05, A. sp-M15, A. sp-N65, A. sp-OR02, A. sp-SAfr02, and A. sp-T06.

7 January 2019

Updated techtabs: Amanita chrysoblema, A. luteolovelata, A. sp-SAfr01, and A. thria.

5 January 2019

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-N65.

2 January 2019

Update techtabs: Amanita aureosubucula, A. praeclara, A. simulans, A. pubescens sensu Coker, A. sp-amerirubescens05, A. sp-amerirubescens07, A. sp-AZ28, A. sp-C21, A. sp-LA02, A. sp-MN03, A. sp-N66, and A. sp-T31.

1 January 2019

Happy New Year.

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-amerirubescens05.

End of year stats (1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 2018)

As in previous years, these stats do not include visits by spiders, worms, robots, and their ilk.  We believe that the following statistics represent human traffic on the site.

Total visits = 184,656...9% increase...  [2017: 169,930...36% over 2016]
Total page-visits = 1,882,460...68% increase...  [2017: 1,121,556...9% over 2016]
Total hits = 3,213,164...48% increase...  [2017: 2,174,626...8% over 2016]
Total bandwidth = 146.20 GBytes...46% increase... over 2017  [2017: 100.02 GBytes...7% decrease... over 2016]

Total apparent countries of origin of visitors = no stats...  [2015: 158]
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