Dávid MURANYI - papers on Opiliones

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Birthdate: 13 March 1975
Birthplace: Ózd, Hungary
Nationality: Hungarian

2009: PhD, biological sciences, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary (summa cum laude)
2000: MSc, secondary school teacher in biology, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
1998: BSc, primary school teacher in arts, Eszterházy Károly Teacher Training College, Eger, Hungary
1997: BSc, primary school teacher in biology, Eszterházy Károly Teacher Training College, Eger, Hungary

Scientific interest:
Plecoptera: taxonomy, systematics, zoogeography, faunistics, ecology (Global)
Odonata: faunistics (Europe)
Opiliones: faunistics, taxonomy (West Palaearctis)
Phasmatodea: taxonomy (Neotropics

Professional experience:
12.2003–: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Department of Zoology, Budapest, Hungary — Museologist - scientific researcher and curator, leader of the Collection of Smaller Insect Orders since 2009
09.2011–01.2012: Brigham Young University, Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Provo, Utah, USA — Research Associate, Fulbright Research Grant; Project title: Comparative taxonomical studies on three Holarctic stonefly (Plecoptera) genera
06.2002–11.2003: Bükk National Park Directorate, Eger, Hungary — Supervisor of Hydrobiology
01.2002—06.2002: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Department of Zoology, Budapest, Hungary — Assistant
03.2001—12.2001: Natural History Museum of Bakony Mountains, Zirc, Hungary — Museologist - curator
09.1997–03.2001: Eszterházy Károly Teacher Training College, Department of Zoology, Eger, Hungary — Trainee 09.1997–08.1999, Laboratory Assistant 09.1999–03.2001

Office address:
Collection of Smaller Insect Orders, Department of Zoology, Hungarian
Natural History Museum, Baross u. 13, Budapest H-1088, Hungary.
Phone: (0036)-1-2677007, E-mail: muranyi@zool.nhmus.hu


  • Lengyel Gábor (contributed PDFs LM 2004, 2006)
  • John Ponting (contributed PDF 2015b)
  • Varga András (contributed PDF - M 2002)


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.
Lengyel, G.D. & Murányi, D. (2006) Data to the Hungarian harvestman (Opiliones) fauna. Folia Historico Naturalia Musei Matraensis, 30, 117–128.
Lengyel, G.D., Murányi, D. & Kontschán, J. (2004) Adatok a Holoscotolemon jaqueti (Corti, 1905) (Opiliones) ismeretéhez [Data to the knowledge of Holoscotolemon jaqueti (Corti, 1905) (Opiliones)]. Folia Entomologica Hungarica 65, 232-234 [in Hungarian, with English abstract].
Murányi, D. (2002) [Platybunus pallidus Šilhavý, 1938, a Carpathian harvestman (Opiliones) from the Zemplén Mts, new to the fauna of Hungary]. Folia entomologica hungarica, 63: 181-182. (in Hungarian, with English abstract).
Murányi, D. (2005) Amilenus aurantiacus (Simon, 1881) (Opiliones), new to Hungary. Folia entomologica hungarica, 66: 7-8.
Murányi, D. (2008) The first species of the genus Megabunus Meade, 1855 (Opiliones: Phalangiidae) in the Balkan region. Opuscula Zoologica, Budapest, 39, 53–63.
Murányi, D. (2013) Poorly-known phalangiid harvestmen (Opiliones: Phalangioidea) from the Balkans. Opuscula Zoologica, Budapest, 2013, 44 (suppl. 1): 139–156.
Murányi, D. (2015a) First record of the genus Graecophalangium Roewer, 1923 (Opiliones: Phalangiidae) from Albania, with redescription of G. militare (C.L. Koch, 1839). Ecologica Montenegrina, 4, 4–13.
Murányi, D. (2015b) Contribution to the Opiliones fauna of Sălaj County, Romania. Studia Universitatis “Vasile Goldiş”, Seria Ştiinţele Vieţii,  25(4), 227–229.
Murányi, D. & Lengyel, G.D. (2006) Contribution to the Opiliones fauna of Maramureş county, Romania. Studia Universitatis "Vasile Goldis" Arad, (Seria Stiintele Vietii) 17, Supliment, 77–83.


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