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Sexual selection research on spiders: progress and biases
  • B. A. Huber
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 August 2005
The renaissance of interest in sexual selection during the last decades has fuelled an extraordinary increase of scientific papers on the subject in spiders. Research has focused both on the processExpand
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The evolution of asymmetric genitalia in spiders and insects
Asymmetries are a pervading phenomenon in otherwise bilaterally symmetric organisms and recent studies have highlighted their potential impact on our understanding of fundamental evolutionaryExpand
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Copulatory Mechanism in Holocnemus pluchei and Pholcus opilionoides, With Notes on Male Cheliceral Apophyses and Stridulatory Organs in Pholcidae (Araneae)
Huber, B. A. 1994. Copulatory mechanism in Holocnemus pluchei and Pholcus opilionoides, with notes on male cheliceral apophyses and stridulatory organs in Pholcidae (Araneae).—Acta ZoologicaExpand
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Revision of the genus Spermophora Hentz in Southeast Asia and on the Pacific Islands, with descriptions of three new genera (Araneae: Pholcidae)
The main aim of the present paper is to delimit ‘true’ Spermophora, i.e. the group of species most closely related to the type species S. senoculata (Duges). Apart from the type species, only threeExpand
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Sexual Selection and Static Allometry: The Importance of Function
Many spectacular cases of biological diversity are associated with sexual selection, and structures under sexual selection often show positive static allometry: they are disproportionately large forExpand
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Phylogeny and classification of Pholcidae (Araneae): an update
Abstract For over 100 years, Eugène Simon's system of pholcid classification has been used with only minor modifications. Phylogenetic research over the last decade has shown that some fundamentalExpand
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On American ‘Micromerys’ and Metagonia (Araneae, Pholcidae), with notes on natural history and genital mechanics
Two American pholcids previously assigned to Micromerys Bradley are redescribed and transferred to Mefagonia: Me. conica (Simon, 1893) comb. n. (Venezuela), and Me. delicata (Cambridge, 1895) comb.Expand
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Evolutionary transformation from muscular to hydraulic movements in spider (Arachnida, Araneae) genitalia: A study based on histological serial sections
  • B. A. Huber
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of morphology
  • 1 September 2004
The male genitalia of 107 spider species representing 73 families were serially sectioned and studied with an emphasis on muscles moving the genital bulb. As a rule, most non‐Entelegynae have twoExpand
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Molecular taxonomy in pholcid spiders (Pholcidae, Araneae): evaluation of species identification methods using CO1 and 16S rRNA
The identification of species using molecular characters is a promising approach in alpha taxonomy and in any discipline depending on reliable assignment of specimens. Previous studies have shown theExpand
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