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Ohio State University Spider Collection (OSAL-spiders)

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Spiders (Araneae) mostly from Ohio, with significant additional material from Florida and the Great Smoky Mt. National Park. Specimens are in vials with ethyl alcohol.  Includes the historical collections from 1915-1945 of William Barrows, the Ohio Spider Survey 1994-2014, plus the Andrew Penniman collection.

Curator: Richard Bradley,
Curator: Hans Klompen,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4423cf92-2ccb-47ae-9c15-fc1034ecfd49
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The Ohio State University
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Cite this collection:
Ohio State University Spider Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 4423cf92-2ccb-47ae-9c15-fc1034ecfd49) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-07-25).
Collection Statistics
  • 14,625 specimen records
  • 14,425 (99%) georeferenced
  • 2 (0.01%) with images (14 total images)
  • 13,689 (94%) identified to species
  • 60 families
  • 310 genera
  • 830 species
  • 832 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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