Posted by Felipe on Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The data this week comes from World Spider Database.

Species export World Spider Catalog by https://wsc.nmbe.ch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Majer et al, 2015

This visualization show us how many species of arachnids, from different genus were described since the early 18th century. The dots represent new reports, and the color represent the number of species. We can notice how certain genus are richer than other, and how most of the new species got described in the past centuries.

Header image by biologywise