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Phylogenomics, Diversification Dynamics, and Comparative Transcriptomics across the Spider Tree of Life
Dating back to almost 400 mya, spiders are among the most diverse terrestrial predators [1]. However, despite considerable effort [1-9], their phylogenetic relationships and diversification dynamicsExpand
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The Importance of Using Multiple Approaches for Identifying Emerging Invasive Species: The Case of the Rasberry Crazy Ant in the United States
In the past decade, Houston, Texas has been virtually overrun by an unidentified ant species, the sudden appearance and enormous population sizes and densities of which have received national mediaExpand
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An expanded molecular phylogeny of metaine spiders (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) with description of new taxa from Taiwan and the Philippines
Abstract. Despite numerous phylogenetic analyses of the orb-weaving spider family Tetragnathidae, several relationships from the subfamily to species level are tenuous or unclear. One such exampleExpand
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A phylotranscriptomic backbone of the orb-weaving spider family Araneidae (Arachnida, Araneae) supported by multiple methodological approaches.
The orb-weaving spider family Araneidae is extremely diverse (>3100 spp.) and its members can be charismatic terrestrial arthropods, many of them recognizable by their iconic orbicular snare web,Expand
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The Shape of Weaver: Investigating Shape Disparity in Orb-Weaving Spiders (Araneae, Araneidae) Using Geometric Morphometrics
Sexual size dimorphism in orb-weaving spiders is a relatively well-studied phenomenon, and numerous works have documented evolutionary variation in interspecific size and degree of dimorphism. ToExpand
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Monophyly, Taxon Sampling, and the Nature of Ranks in the Classification of Orb-weaving Spiders (Araneae: Araneoidea).
We address some of the taxonomic and classification changes proposed by Kuntner et al. (in press) in a comparative study on the evolution of sexual size dimorphism in nephiline spiders. TheirExpand
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Bone reactions on a pliocene cetacean rib indicate short‐term survival of predation event
There is little osteological evidence of non-lethal predation events in the archaeological or vertebrate paleontological record. A small section of Pliocene cetacean rib collected from the YorktownExpand
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Phylogenomics, Diversification Dynamics, and Comparative Transcriptomics across the Spider Tree of Life
(Current Biology 28, 1489–1497; May 7, 2018) Upon publication of this article, it was suggested that some of the entries of the two web-type matrices required revision. We have amended the web dataExpand
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