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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)

17-22 February 2020

Changes of section: This has been slow in coming; however, recent work on other projects requires us to make changes. The first set to move is Amanita canescens and A. silvicola. These species move from section Lepidella to section Validae. Support for this move has been growing in the literature.

Merging of taxa: Amanita sp-C24 is combined with A. constrictisorora and the cited temporary code is permanently retired.

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-C30, A. sp-ITAL04, A. sp-ITAL05, and A. sp-ITAL06.

Updated techtabs: Amanita browntownensis, A. canescens, A. castellae, A. cetovenoris, A. constrictisorora, A. media, A. neocaesariensis, A. obconicobasis, A. olivaceogrisea, A. praeclara, A. radiata, A. sagittaria, A. sangabrielensis, A. semiobruta, A. sp-AUS17, A. sp-C28, A. sp-FRAN01, A. sp-ITAL01, A. sp-ITAL04, A. sp-ITAL05, A. sp-ITAL06, A. sp-N66, A. sp-NFL10, A. sp-NOR01, A. sp-NW11, A. sp-WI01, A. sponsus, A. subnigra, and A. texidella.

7-14 February 2020

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-CO01, A. sp-CROAT01, A. sp-CROAT02, A. sp-DEUT01, A. sp-FRAN01, and A. sp-S15 are added based on dried material and genetic sequences.

Updated techtabs: Amanita crassiputamen, A. lactea, A. lividopallescens, A. olivaceogrisea, A. ostendemihi, A. semiobruta, A. sp-AUS12, A. sp-CO01, A. sp-CROAT01, A. sp-CROAT02, A. sp-DEUT01, A. sp-FRAN01, A. sp-ITAL01, and sp-S15.

3-4 February 2020

General information: Thirteen new GenBank accession numbers posted to techtabs.
New name: Amanita americitrina replaces A. sp-lavendula03.

Updated techtabs: Amanita americitrina, A. lavendula, A. cornelihybrida, and A. sp-F10.

1-2 February 2020

New taxon: Amanita sp-MO09 is a new temporary code.

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-MO09.

30-31 January 2020

New taxon: Amanita texidella and A. neocaesariensis are apparently new species of section Amidella with spores having bacilliform spores with Q values up to 4.0.  They are two of three species formerly included within A. sagittaria on this site.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita neocaesariensis and A. texidella.

Updated techtabs: Amanita neocaesariensis, A. sagittaria, A. subvelatipes and A. texidella.

22-23 January 2020

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-NW11 and A. sp-NW12 will be segregated from A. sp-NW04.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita sp-NW04, A. sp-NW11, and A. sp-NW12.

Updates techtabs: Amanita batonrougensis, A. sp-NW04, A. sp-NW11, and A. sp-NW12.

21 January 2020

30 GenBank accession numbers arrived today.

Updated techtabs: Amanita albiceps, A. austrowellsii, A. carolinensis, A. jakeslandingensis, A. justicei, A. kryorhodon, A. lewisii, A. parcivolvata, A. pseudoinsinuans, A. rooseveltensis, A. simulans, A. sp-C05, A. sp-C29, A. sp-T49, and A. subcaligata.

20 January 2020

New taxon page: A new species of the Vaginatae with a white, thick-fleshed cap—A. sp-C29.

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-C29.

Udated techtabs: Amanita sp-C05 and A. sp-C29.

12-19 January 2020

New taxa: Amanita sp-AZ25 has been in Ms. for years. It is a species collected in Arizona.  It's range probably extends to both southern California and the neovolcanic zone of Mexico.  Amanita sp-M25 was collected 21 years ago in the state of Tlaxcala, México.  Both species are assigned to section Vaginatae

Updated techtabs: Amanita audubonensis, A. batonrougensis, A. blueridgensis, A. calisorora, A. carolinensis, A. castellae, A. cattaraugana, A. chiricahuana, A. constricta, A. constrictisorora, A. crassiputamen, A. fulva (European), A. fulva (North American), A. ifeifensis, A. insinuans, A. jakeslandingensis, A. lewisii, A. lindgreniana, A. maryaliceae, A. ostendemihi, A. rooseveltensis, A. sp-AZ25, A. sp-F18, A. sp-M25, and A. torreyanae.

8 January 2020

Updated techtabs: Amanita semiobruta.

End of year stats (1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 2019)

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 = 197,618...7% increase...  [2018: 184,656...9% over 2017]
Total page-visits = 2,093,398...11% increase...  [2018: 1,882,460...68% over 2017]
Total hits = 3,399,655...6% increase...  [2018: 3,213,164...48% over 2017]
Total bandwidth = 147.96 GBytes...1.2% increase... over 2018  [2018: 146.20 GBytes...46% increase... over 2017]

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