Benjamin de BIVORT - papers on Opiliones

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Birthdate: 18 January 1980

Birthplace: Washington DC, USA

Bio: Ben majored in Biology and Mathematics at Duke. His graduate work in fruit fly neuroscience was bookended by a rotation and post-doctoral fellowship in the Giribet lab, doing some good old fashioned taxonomy and some new fangled morphometric methods development.

You may find vaster and more up to date info on his website.



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.

Bivort, & Giribet, G. (2004) A new genus and species of cyphophthalmid from the Iberian Peninsula with a phylogenetic analysis of the Sironidae (Arachnida, Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi). Invertebrate Systematics, 18, 7–52.

Bivort, B.L. de & Giribet, G. (2010) A systematic revision of the South African Pettalidae (Arachnida: Opiliones: Cyphophthalmi) based on a combined analysis of discrete and continuous morphological characters with the description of seven new species. Invertebrate Systematics, 24(4), 371-406.
Bivort B.L. de, Clouse R.M. & Giribet G. (2010) A morphometrics-based phylogeny of the temperate Gondwanan mite harvestmen (Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi, Pettalidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 48(4), 294-309.
Bivort B.L. de, Clouse R.M. & Giribet G. (2012) A cladistic reconstruction of the ancestral mite harvestman (Arachnida, Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi): portrait of a Paleozoic detritivore. Cladistics, 28, 582–597.
Clouse, R.M., Bivort, B.L. de & Giribet, G. (2010) A phylogenetic analysis for the Southeast Asian mite harvestman family Stylocellidae (Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi)—a combined analysis using morphometric and molecular data. Invertebrate Systematics, 23(6) (“2009”), 515–529. [Issued March 2010].
Giribet, G., Sharma, P. P., Benavides, L. R., Boyer, S. L., Clouse, R. M., de Bivort, B. L., Dimitrov, D., Kawauchi, G.Y., Murienne, J.Y. & Schwendinger, P.J. (2012). 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, 105, 92-130.


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