Weaver Wednesday  - Discovery : Overview 12016-12-14 (757)
Weaver Wednesday (species list)
Overview - Discovery by decades
IntroductionThe second Weaver Wednesday series, called Discovery, started with the first weaver to be described, the Black-winged Bishop, on 17 September 2014, and ran in chronological sequence for 117 weeks, ending with Kilombero Weaver on 7 December 2016.
The weavers were formally described over the period 1758 to 1990, but some weavers were known long before Linnaeus. The highest number of weaver species described per decade was in the 1880s (n=13) and 1890s (n=11). Most weavers were described by 1910, with 0, 1 or 2 being described per decade there-after.
Read moreA more extensive overview appears in a Biodiversity Observations paper titled Overview of the discovery of the weavers.