The taxonomy of harvest-spiders is now at your fingertips... We roamed ancient crypts and somber dungeons, we sifted all the sacred grimoires and dusty incunabula, and we peered into the despairing nomenclatural labyrinths so you won’t have to.
The WCO project started with an annotated catalogue of the New World Laniatores (Kury 2003). Then it has been expanded to include all suborders of harvestmen and all Earth realms, instead of only the Nearctic and Neotropical, and is currently in manuscript form as a conventional paper catalogue.
The current team, led by Kury, started to transfer all information of the MS to the TaxonWorks platform in layers, aiming to go deeper and deeper to become a repository of various kinds of information on these organisms, but especially a complete/reliable/authoritative source of taxonomic/nomenclatural information on harvestmen.
References:Kury, A. B., 2003. Annotated catalogue of the Laniatores of the New World (Arachnida, Opiliones). Revista Iberica de Aracnología, Zaragoza, vol. especial monográfico, nº 1: 1-337.
Kury AB, Mendes AC, Cardoso L, Kury MS, Granado AA, Yoder MJ & Kury IS (2021) WCO-Lite version 1.1: an online nomenclatural catalog of harvestmen of the World (Arachnida, Opiliones) curated in TaxonWorks. Zootaxa, 4908 (3): 447–450.