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Prashant Pradeep SHARMA - papers on Opiliones

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Prashant Pradeep SHARMA

Birthdate: March 15, 1984

Birthplace: Bardoli, India

Co-authors: Deshbushan Bastawade, Ligia Benavides, Sarah Boyer, Ron Clouse, Gonzalo Giribet, Indika Karunarathna, Adriano Kury, Carlos Prieto, Peter Schwendinger.

BIOGRAPHY: Prashant Sharma doctored in the lab of Gonzalo Giribet. He began working on Opiliones as an undergraduate assistant for Sarah Boyer during her PhD project. His interests include the biogeography and opiliofauna of Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific. Currently a professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison, Department of Integrative Biology, United States, Madison

Updated info on Prashant's works (with many PDFs) may be found in Research Gate.

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DISCLAIMER — This resource was first intended as for private use of the members of the arachnology lab of Museu Nacional, but later we thought "why not to share this with the world?". Eventually if greedy lawyers (redundance...) start to bother us with copyright matters, etc, we may have to be forced to quit the project and keep this just to ourselves.
Zhang, C., Zhang, F. & Sharma, P.P. (2018) Two new species of Petrobunus from China (Opiliones: Laniatores: Petrobunidae). Zootaxa, 4524 (1), 51–64.
Sharma, P.P. Santiago M.A., Kriebel R., Lipps S.M., Buenavente P.A., Diesmos A.C., Janda M., Boyer S.L., Clouse R.M. & Wheeler W.C. (2017) A multilocus phylogeny of Podoctidae (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores) and parametric shape analysis reveal the disutility of subfamilial nomenclature in armored harvestman systematics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution,106,164–173. [Issued Jan. 2017].
Fernández, R. Sharma, P.P., Tourinho, A.L. & Giribet, G. (2017) The Opiliones tree of life: shedding light on harvestmen relationships through transcriptomics. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 284(20162340.) DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2340
Pérez-González, A., Sharma, P.P. & Proud, D.N. (2016) Morphological tricks and blessed genitalia: rectifying the family placement of Fijicolana tuberculata (Opiliones: Laniatores: Zalmoxidae). Zootaxa, 4061 (3), 253–260.
Giribet G., Boyer S.L., Baker C.M., Fernández R., Sharma P.P., Bivort B.L.De, Daniels S.R., Harvey M.S. & Griswold C.E. (2016). A molecular phylogeny of the temperate Gondwanan family Pettalidae (Arachnida, Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi) and the limits of taxonomic sampling. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 178(3), 523–545.
Clouse, R.M., Sharma, P.P., Stuart, J.C., Davis, L.R., Giribet, G., Boyer, S.L. Wheeler, W.C. (2015) Phylogeography of the harvestman genus Metasiro (Arthropoda, Arachnida, Opiliones) reveals a potential solution to the Pangean paradox. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s13127-015-0233-7.
Gainett, G., Sharma, P.P. Pinto-da-Rocha, R., Giribet, G. & Willemart, R.H. (2014) Walk it off: predictive power of appendicular characters toward inference of higher-level relationships in Laniatores (Arachnida: Opiliones). Cladistics, 30(2), 120–138. [Issued Apr. 2014].
Garwood, R.J., Sharma, P.P., Dunlop, J.A., & Giribet, G. (2014) A Paleozoic Stem Group to Mite Harvestmen Revealed through Integration of Phylogenetics and Development. Current Biology, 24, [Issued 5 May 2014].
Sharma, P. & Giribet, G. (2014) A revised dated phylogeny of the arachnid order Opiliones. Frontiers in Genetics, 5 (255), 1–13. DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2014.00255
Sharma, P. (2012) New Australasian Zalmoxidae (Opiliones: Laniatores) and a new case of male polymorphism in Opiliones. Zootaxa, 3236, 1–35. [Issued 16 Mar. 2012].
Sharma, P.P., Buenavente, P.A.C., Clouse, R.M., Diesmos, A.C. & Giribet, G. (2012) Forgotten gods: Zalmoxidae of the Philippines and Borneo (Opiliones: Laniatores). Zootaxa, 3280: 29–55.
Sharma, P., Schwager, E.E., Extavour, C.G. & Giribet, G. (2012)  Hox gene expression in the harvestman Phalangium opilio reveals divergent patterning of the chelicerate opisthosoma. Evolution & Development, 14(5), 450–463.
Sharma, P. & Giribet, G. (2012) Out of the Neotropics: Late Cretaceous colonization of Australasia by American arthropods. Proc. R. Soc. B. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0675 -- Nature highlight
Sharma, P. & Giribet, G. (2009a) A relict in New Caledonia: phylogenetic relationships of the family Troglosironidae (Opiliones: Cyphophthalmi). Cladistics, 25(3), 279–294. [Issued Jun 2009].
Sharma, P. & Giribet, G. (2009b) Sandokanid phylogeny based on eight molecular markers - the evolution of a Southeast Asian endemic family of Laniatores (Arachnida, Opiliones). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 52(2), 432–447. [Issued August 2009].
Sharma, P. & Giribet, G. (2009c) The family Troglosironidae (Opiliones: Cyphophthalmi) of New Caledonia. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 198, 205-245.
Sharma, P., Karunarathna, I. & Giribet, G. (2009) On the endemic Sri Lankan genus Pettalus (Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi, Pettalidae) with a description of a new species and a discussion of its diversity. The Journal of Arachnology, 37(1), 60–67. [Issued March? 2009].
Sharma, P. & Giribet, G. (2011) The evolutionary and biogeographic history of the armoured harvestmen – Laniatores phylogeny based on ten molecular markers, with the description of two new families of Opiliones (Arachnida). Invertebrate Systematics, 25, 106–142.
Sharma, P., Kury, A.B. & Giribet, G. (2011) The Zalmoxidae (Arachnida: Opiliones: Laniatores) of the Paleotropics: a catalogue of Southeast Asian and Indo-Pacific species. Zootaxa, 2972, 37–58.
Sharma, P., Prieto, C.E. & Giribet, G. (2011)  A new family of Laniatores (Arachnida : Opiliones) from the Afrotropics. Invertebrate Systematics, 25, 143–154.
Sharma, P. & Giribet, G. (2005) A new Troglosiro species (Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi, Troglosironidae) from New Caledonia. Zootaxa, 1053, 47–60. [Issued 23 Sept. 2005].
Sharma, P. & Giribet, G. (2006) A new Pettalus species (Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi, Pettalidae) from Sri Lanka with a discussion on the evolution of eyes in Cyphophthalmi. The Journal of Arachnology 34, 331–341.
  Boyer, S.L., Clouse, R., Benavides, L.R., Sharma, P., Schwendinger, P.J., Kuranarathna, I. & Giribet, G. (2007) Biogeography of the world: a case study from cyphophthalmid Opiliones, a globally distributed group of arachnids. Journal of Biogeography, 34, 2070–2085.
Giribet, G.; Sharma, P.P. & Bastawade, D.B. (2007) A new genus and species of Cyphophthalmi (Arachnida: Opiliones) from the north-eastern states of India. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 151(4), 663-670. [Issued Dec 2007]
  Giribet, G., Sharma, P.P., Benavides, L.R., Boyer, S.L., Clouse, R.M., Bivort, B.L. de, Dimitrov, D., Kawauchi, G.Y., Murienne, J. & Schwendinger, P.J. (2011) Evolutionary and biogeographical history of an ancient and global group of arachnids (Arachnida: Opiliones: Cyphophthalmi) with a new taxonomic arrangement. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, xxx.
Giribet, G., Vogt, L., Pérez, A., Sharma, P. & Kury, A. (2010) A multilocus approach to harvestmen phylogeny with emphasis on biogeography and the phylogeny of Laniatores. Cladistics, 26(4), 408–437. [Issued Aug 2010].


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