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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)

20 March 2019

New taxon pages: Two new provisional names are proposed for apparent taxa in section Vaginatae: Amanita batonrougensis and Amanita waterlooensis.

Updated techtabs: Amanita batonrougensis, A. penetratrix, and A. waterlooensis.

14-17 March 2019

New taxon page: Amanita sp-DR02 has been added represeting a new species of Amanita section Vaginatae from the Dominican Republic.

Updated brief tab: Amanita velatipes.

Updated techtabs: Amanita pakimpondensis, A. sp-DR01, A. sp-DR02, and sp-LA02.

9-11 March 2019

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-AZ31 is an apparently new species of section Vaginatae having the characteristic nrLSU 5' motif of "series Penetratrices"; it is reported from Arizona.  Amanita sp-AUS18 is a new species of Amanita (sect. Amanita) stirps Umbrinella reported in association with Eucalyptus from New South Wales.

Updated tech tabs: Amanita albertellarum, A murinoflammeum, A. penetratrix, A. roseolamellata, A. sp-AUS18, A. sp-AZ31, A. umbrinella, and A. umbrinelloides.

7-8 March 2019

New taxon page: Amanita sp-ITAL01 is a species not presently having an identified sequence deposited in GenBank. The nrITS for the new cryptonom. temp. matches an environmental sample from a Quercus root tip collected in Germany (GenBank KM576299).

Updated techncial tabs: Amanita roseolamellata, A. spreta, A. thria, and A. umbrinella.

2 March 2019

Updated techtab: Amanita sponsus.

26 February 2019

Updated technical tabs: Amanita cornelihybrida, A. longicuneus, A. magniverrucata, A. murrilliana, A. penetratrix, A. sp-C22, A. sp-longicuneus02, A. sp-Madagasc01, A. sp-PORT01, A. sp-PORT02, and A. sp-T47.

21-25 February 2019

New temporary code: Amanita sp-subvirginiana01 has been established in skeletal form to hold data on collections which have been separated from A. virginiana and may fit the description of A. subvirginiana.

Updated techtabs: Amanita longicuneus, A. magniverrucata, A. smithiana, A. sp-44, A. sp-subvirginiana01, A. subvirginiana, and A. virginiana.

19-20 February 2019

Updated techtabs: Amanita arenicola, A. arkansana, A. atkinsoniana, A. basii, A. cinnamomescens, A. cistetorum, A. codinae, A. eijii, A. goauldiorum, A. mappa, A. murrilliana, A. mutabilis, A. protecta, A. pruittii, A. roseolamellata, A. simulans, A. solitaria, A. sp-amerifulva02, A. sp-PORT02, A. spreta, A. sturgeonii, A. suballiacea, and A. tephrea.

12-17 February 2019

Removal of taxon page: Amanita sp-GSM05 has now been deleted.  The contents of that page have been merged with the A. longicuneus page.  Macroscopic descriptions on techtabs, GenBank links, photographs, and spore measurement data are now located on the correct pages.  Please advise RET if you see any problems.

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-longicuneus02, A. sp-longicuneus03, and A. sp-longicuneus04.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita sp-SAfr01 and A. sp-SAfr02.

Updated techtabs: Amanita austrostraminea, A. fulva, A. justicei, A. kryorhodon, A. longicuneus, A. penetratrix, A. roseolamellata, A. sp58, A. sp-amerifulva01, A. sp-amerifulva02, A. sp-IA01, A. sp-longicuneus02, A. sp-longicuneus03, A. sp-longicuneus04, A. sp-NFL11, A. sp-SAfr01, A. subparvipantherina, and A. texasorora.

9-11 February 2019

Updated techtabs: Amanita chrysoblema, A. cistetorum, A. fulva, A. sp-amerifulva01, and A. sp-amerifulva02.

5 February 2019

Updated techtab: Amanita fulva.

1-4 February 2019

Taxonomic synonymy rejected: The name Amanita ochraceomaculata is re-separated from A. fulva.

Updated techtabs: Amanita brunnescens, A. elongatior, A. fulva, A. morrisii, A. ocraceomaculatea, A. sp-amerifulva01, A. sp-amerifulva02, A. sponsus, and A. sturgeonii.

31 January 2019

New usage of page: The page named Amanita amerifulva has been converted to a facility for storage of a list of fulvoid collections that for one reason or another have not been sequenced.  To provide what seems at present to be a complete set of targets for sequenced collections in the North American group within Amanita stirps Fulva, we have added two new pages for taxa that are well supported by DNA studies and are apparently new to North America.  The temporary codes for these pages are Amanita sp-amerifulva01 and Amanita sp-amerifulva02.

28-30 January 2019

Deletion of page/name: Amanita advenienticometa is superfluous and is deleted in favor of Amanita elongatior Lamoureux nom. prov.  All data from the former page has been transferred to the latter.

Updated brief tab: Amanita elongatior.

Updated techtabs: Amanita brunnescens, A. elongatior, A. macerisolum, A. sponsus, and A. sturgeonii.

24 January 2019

A page disappears: Amanita daimonioctantes is now merged with Amanita fulva.  To simplify the maintenance work on the site.  The populations of A. fulva in North America will be treated separately from the Eurasian populations of the same species: The former Amanita daimonioctantes page is now called "Amanita fulva—North_American." The former "Amanita fulva" page is now called "Amanita fulva—Eurasian."

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-C21.

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 Québec 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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