Ronald M. CLOUSE - papers on Opiliones

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Ronald M. Clouse

Birthdate: 1969
Birthplace: Antigua and Barbuda
Nationality: American


CO-AUTHORS: see Giribet


University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Bioinformatics, Room 309
Charlotte, NC 28223


Ph.D. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Giribet Laboratory
Master of Science (M.S.), 1994, University of Florida, Gainesville

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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.


Solo works (2012-
Clouse, R.M. (2012) The lineages of Stylocellidae (Arachnida: Opiliones: Cyphophthalmi). Zootaxa, 3595, 1–34. [Issued 21 Dec 2012].
As first author (2012-2016)
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.
Clouse, R.M. & Wheeler,W.C. (2014) Descriptions of two new, cryptic species of Metasiro (Arachnida: Opiliones: Cyphophthalmi: Neogoveidae) from South Carolina, USA, including a discussion of mitochondrial mutation rates. Zootaxa, 3814(2), 177–201.
As first author (2007-2012)
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].
Clouse, RM, General, DM, Diesmos, AC & Giribet, G (2011) An old lineage of Cyphophthalmi (Opiliones) discovered on Mindanao highlights the need for biogeographical research in the Philippines. Journal of Arachnology,  39(1), 147–153.
Clouse, R.M. & Giribet, G. (2007) Across Lydekker’s Line — first report of mite harvestmen (Opiliones: Cyphophthalmi: Stylocellidae) from New Guinea. Invertebrate Systematics, Melbourne, 21, 207–227.
Clouse, R.M. & Giribet, G. (2010) When Thailand was an island – the phylogeny and biogeography of mite harvestmen (Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi, Stylocellidae) in Southeast Asia. Journal of Biogeography, 37(6), 1114–1130. [Issued June 2010].
Clouse, R.M. & Giribet, G. (2012) On the Cyphophthalmi (Arachnida, Opiliones) types from the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale 'Giacomo Doria'. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 160(5), 241–257.  [Issued Nov 2012].
Clouse, R.M. & Schwendinger, P.J. (2012) Leptopsalis foveolata sp n., a new species of Stylocellidae from Thailand that displays a novel morphological feature in the suborder Cyphophthalmi (Arachnida, Opiliones). Revue Suisse de Zoologie, 119(4)   529–546. [Issued Dec 2012].
As secondary author (2007-2012)
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.
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., 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.
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.


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