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ONE SIZE FITS ALL? RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE SIZE AND DEGREE OF VARIATION IN GENITALIA AND OTHER BODY PARTS IN TWENTY SPECIES OF INSECTS AND SPIDERS
TLDR
The morphological details of coupling between males and females in several species clearly indicated that selection favoring mechanical fit is not responsible for these trends.
NEW WORLD PHOLCID SPIDERS (ARANEAE: PHOLCIDAE): A REVISION AT GENERIC LEVEL
TLDR
New World pholcids are revised at the generic level, with an emphasis on South America, and are strongly supported as a monophyletic group.
Sexual selection research on spiders: progress and biases
  • B. Huber
  • Biology, Medicine
    Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 August 2005
TLDR
This review argues that research on sexual selection in spiders has been biased towards modalities that are relatively easily accessible to the human observer, and indicates that sexual selection working via substrate‐borne vibrations and tactile as well as chemical stimuli may be common and widespread in spiders.
The evolution of asymmetric genitalia in spiders and insects
TLDR
This review is an attempt to focus attention on this promising but neglected topic by summarizing what the authors know about insect genital asymmetries, and by contrasting this with the situation in spiders, a group in which genitalymmetries are rare.
Courtship, copulation, and genital mechanics in Physocyclus globosus (Araneae, Pholcidae)
TLDR
It is argued that the palpal movements, and perhaps most rhythmic genitalic movements, in spiders may best be interpreted as a result of sexual selection by means of cryptic female choice, and probably function to provide females with additional information about the male.
Pholcid spider molecular systematics revisited, with new insights into the biogeography and the evolution of the group
TLDR
It is suggested that both adaptive and non‐adaptive speciation may have played an important role in the diversification of pholcid lineages and in several previously problematic cases molecular and morphological data are converging towards a single hypothesis.
Revision of the genus Spermophora Hentz in Southeast Asia and on the Pacific Islands, with descriptions of three new genera (Araneae: Pholcidae)
TLDR
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), and three new Southeast Asian genera are described that appear similar to Spermophile but do not share the synapomorphies of the genus.
Phylogeny and classification of Pholcidae (Araneae): an update
TLDR
The cladogram generates numerous testable hypotheses and provides an improved framework for the mapping of ‘new’ characters like those from sperm ultrastructure and chromosome analysis.
Copulatory Mechanism in Holocnemus pluchei and Pholcus opilionoides, With Notes on Male Cheliceral Apophyses and Stridulatory Organs in Pholcidae (Araneae)
TLDR
The stridulatory apparatus of Holocnemus pluchei is described, its biological significance discussed and an overview of accounts on stridulation in Pholcidae given.
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