Arturo MUÑOZ-CUEVAS - papers on Opiliones

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Birthdate: 1936

Birthplace: Linares, Chile.

Co-author: Christian Juberthie.

1954: B.Sc.
1955-1961: Veterinary, Universidad de Chile. Thesis on Genetics of heredity.
1962-1965: studies on Cell Biology and Experimental Zoology in the Science Faculty of Paris.
1965-1967: Professor of Zoology in the Centro de Investigaciones Zoologicas, Universidad de Chile, Santiago.
1968-present: studied biology of Gonyleptidae in the Natural History Museu, Paris, backed by CNRS.
1969: Ph.D. thesis on embriology and post-embriological development of Gonyleptidae.
1970-present: curator of Opiliones in the MNHN, Paris. Research on comparative development of visual system of cave vs epigean Opiliones.
1978: State Doctorate Thesis on eye regression in Opiliones.

1979: organized colloquium on invertebrate vision in Paris.
1980-present: research on circadian rhythm of arachnids.
1983, 1986: Took part in the advanced courses organized by NATO, ASI.
Other production on photoreceptor structure and vision in arachnids and ontogeny of central nervous system in arachnids.


  • Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha (contributed PDFs - 1969, 1970, 1971a-f, 1972a-b, 1973a-b, 1976).
  • Plamen Mitov (provided picture of AMC).
  • Osvaldo Villarreal (provided accurate publication date - 1976).
  • Axel Schönhofer (corrected mistake of authorship - MCJ 1970).
  • Rachel Werneck (contributed PDF MC & Vachon 1979).


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.
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1969) Recherches sur les opilions du Chili I. Description d'une nouvelle espèce: Pachylus quinamavidensis et remarques sur la morphologie génitale du genre Pachylus C.L. Koch. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, (2) 41(2), 490-497.
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1970) Recherches sur les opilions du Chili II. Description d'une nouvelle espèce: Pachylus vachoni et distribution géographique du genre Pachylus. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, (2) 41(6), 1391–1397.
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1971a) Contribution à la conaissance de la famille des Triaenonychidae du Chili. 1– Description du nouveau genre Chilenuncia et remarques sur l'écologie et la repartition géographique des espèces chiliennes de la famille. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, (2)42(5), 872–880.
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1971b) Contribution à l'étude du développment postembryonnaire de Pachylus quinamavidensis M.C.. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, (2) 12, 629–641.
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1971c) Étude analytique des caracteres generiques de la famille Gonyleptidae. Arachnologorum Congressus Internationalis 5, Brno, 53–57.
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1971d) Étude du tarse, de l'apotèle et de la formation des griffes au cours du développment post-embryonnaire de Pachylus quinamavidensis M.C.. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, (2) 42, 1027–1036.
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1971e) Étude du développment embryonnaire de Pachylus quinamavidensis M.C.. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, (2) 42, 1238–1250.
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1971f) Redescription de Nuncia americana Roewer et étude de sa morphologie génitale (Triaenonychidae). Senckenbergiana biologica, 52(1/2), 97–101.
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1972a) Description de Goniosoma pavani n. sp. du Venezuela (Arachn: Gonyleptidae: Goniosominae). Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana, Genova, 104(1/3), 28–32.
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1972b) Presencia de la tribo Triaenobunini en Chile. Descripción del nuevo genero y de la nueva especie Americobunus ringueleti (Arachn: Opil: Triaenonychidae). Physis, Buenos Aires, Sección C, 31(82), 1–7.
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1973a) Sur les caractères génériques de la familie des Gonyleptidae (Arachnida, Opilions, Laniatores). Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, (3) 87(113), 225–234. [Issued Jan-Feb 1973].
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1973b) Descripción de Araucanobunus juberthiei gen. et sp. nov. de Triaenobunini del Chile (Arachnida, Opiliones, Triaenonychidae). Physis, Buenos Aires, (Sección C) 32(84), 173–179. [Issued March 1973].
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1976) Phalangozea bordoni, nuevo género y especie de Opiliones cavernicolas de Venezuela, de la familia Phalangodidae (Arachnida: Opilionida). Boletin de la Sociedad Venezolana de Espeleología, 6(12) [“1975”], 87–94. [Nominal date Oct 1975; issued March 1976].
with co-authors
Juberthie, C. & Muñoz-Cuevas, A. (1970) Revision de Chileogovea oedipus Roewer (Opiliones: Cyphophthalmi: Sironinae) Senckenbergiana biologica, 51(1/2), 109–118.
Muñoz-Cuevas, A. & Vachon, M. (1979) Données sur le developpement postembryonnaire du tarse chez les Triaenonychidae et considerations sur la phylogénie de cette famille dans l'Amerique Australe (Opil: Arach). Revue Arachnologique, 2(6), 253–257.


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Picture of A Muñoz-Cuevas taken in Paris, February 2006, courtesy Plamen Mitov.
Biographical sketch from his CV in Spanish - courtesy himself.

Thanks to Osvaldo Villarreal by info on correct date of publication of M-C 1976.
Thanks to Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha for contributing many PDFs to this page.