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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)

18-20 Feb. 2017

Brief tab: Amanita sp-N61.

Updated techtabs: Amanita rhacopus, A. sp-AZ28, A. sp-N61, A. sp-N65, A. texasorora, and A. vernicoccora.

13-15 Feb. 2017

Updated techtabs: Amanita alligator, A. justicei, A. melleialba, A. penetratrix, A. pseudosychnopyramis, A. sp-AZ28, A. sp-AZ29, A. sp-MO06, A. sp-N63, A. subparvipantherina, and A. vernicoccora.

11 Feb. 2017

Updated techtab: Amanita rhacopus.

6-10 Feb. 2017

New taxon pages: Three possibley new species of section Vaginatae have pages created for them—Amanita sp-AZ28 possibly close to A. nishidae), A. sp-AZ29 (a new member of series Penetratrices, and A. sp-AZ30.  All these taxa were differentiated by DNA sequencing and comparison.  The sequences were derived from material collected by Dr. Jack S. States in the last two decades of the last century.

Updated techtabs: Amanita albemarlensis, A. justicei, A. murrilliana, A. penetratrix, A. sp-AZ28, A. sp-AZ29, A. spAZ30, A. sp-GSM05, and A. sp-OR01.

1-3 Feb. 2017

New taxon page: Amanita sp-MO06, a speces of section Vaginatae, has been added to this site.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita justicei and A. sp-MO06.

Updated techtabs: Amanita albemarlensis and A. sp-MO06.

30-31 Jan. 2017

Updated techtabs: Amanita albemarlensis, A. justicei, A. sp-44, A. sp-56, A. sp-N65, and A. sp-T06.

26-29 Jan. 2017

New taxon page: Amanita justicei of section Vaginatae is, at present, known only from Missouri.

Updated techtabs: Amanita justicei, A. keesii, A. sp-44, A. sp-56, A. sp-N65, A. sp-T06, and A. wellsii.

24 Jan. 2017

New taxon page: Amanita sp-N65, section Vaginatae.

17-19 Jan. 2017

Updated techtabs: Amanita cruetilemurum, A. rubescens var. alba, A. sp-amerirubescens01, A. sp-amerirubescens02, A. sp-amerirubescens05, and A. sp-amerirubescens07.

12-13 Jan. 2017

Name changes: The provisional name Amanita petersenii replaces the temporary code A. sp-S06.  The provisional name A. albemarlensis replaced the temporary code A. sp-V04

A preliminary attempt to give some structure to the so-called "penetratrix group" has resulted in the creation of a provisional Amanita [sect. Vaginatae] series Penetratrices.  The reader will find that some of the species within the series have been grouped in stirpes (singular is "stirps"—Latin for "group").  At the moment, these stirpes collect (1) a group with weak, graying volva, (2) a group with persistent partial veil, (3) a group of taxa with a warted universal veil and no partial veil, and (4) a group containing only A. cinderellae.  All this is temporary and crudely drawn.

It was very satisfying to find that it might eventually be possible to see groups in the proposed Penetratrices that suggest evolution from a common ancestor with the Caesareae.  The Penetratrices (as proposed) appear to include about 10% of the presently known Vaginatae.

Updated techtabs: Amanita albemarlensis, A. petersenii, A. rubescens var. alba, and A. sp-amerirubescens05.

9-10 Jan. 2017

Updated brief tab: Amanita rubescens var. alba.

Updated techtabs: Amanita chiricahuana, A. homolae, A. insinuans, A. kryorhodon, A. rhacopus, A. rubescens var. alba, A. semiobruta, A. sp-amerirubescens01, A. sp-amerirubescens02, A. sp-amerirubescesn04, A. sp-AUS08, A. sp-AUS14, A. texasorora, and A. xanthomitra.

5-8 Jan. 2017

New taxon page: Amanita sp-V04 is a new species of section Vaginatae genetically similar to the A. penetratrix group.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita sp-amerirubescens05 and A. sp-V04.

Updated techtabs: Amanita penetratrix, A. sp-amerirubescens05, A. sp-V04, A. texasorora, and A. xanthomitra.

1-4 Jan. 2017

Happy New Year! Thank you for all your help and support.  Watch us continue to grow.

New taxon page: Amanita sp-AUS14 is a code numbered probable species—an Australian taxon from section Amanita.

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-AUS14 and A. texasorora.

Updated techtabs: Amanita chiricahuana, A. kryorhodon, A. maryaliceae, A. rhacopus, A. semiobruta, and A. texasorora.


End of year stats (1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 2016)

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 = 125,146...33% increase...  [2015: 94,248...28% over 2014]
Total page-visits = 1,029,564...54% increase...  [2015: 669,270, 27% over 2014]
Total hits = 2,015,091...20% increase...  [2015: 1,678,045, 23% over 2014]
Total bandwidth = 106.61 GBytes...28% increase...  [2015: 83.09 GBytes, 29% over 2014]

Total apparent countries of origin of visitors = no stats...  [2014: 158]
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