Jeffrey Walden SHULTZ - papers on Opiliones

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Jeffrey Walden SHULTZ

Birthdate: 8 Dec. 1959

Birthplace: AlbionMichigan

CO-AUTHORS: Mercedes Burns, Tomas Cekalovic, Shahan Derkarabetian, Marshal Hedin, Elizabeth A. Ingianni, Charles R. McGhee, Jerome C. Regier, Nobuo Tsurusaki...zillions more

BIOGRAPHY: Shultz graduated with a Bachelor of Science in zoology from Michigan State University, where he completed an undergraduate thesis on locomotion in spiders. He obtained a Master of Science in zoology at Ohio University in 1984 under the direction of Jerome S. Rovner and a Ph.D. in the Dept. of Zoology at Ohio State University under the direction of Barry D. Valentine in 1990.  His doctoral dissertation concerned the phylogenetic relationships and the evolution of locomotor mechanisms in arachnids. He obtained an Alfred P. Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Studies of Evolution and worked with David P. Mindell at theUniversity of Cincinnati and worked on the phylogeny and evolution of HIV. He was hired as a faculty member in the Department of Entomology at the University of Maryland in 1994, where he currently works.


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.
Burns, M.M., Hedin, M. & Shultz, J.W. (2012) Molecular phylogeny of the leiobunine harvestmen of eastern North America (Opiliones: Sclerosomatidae: Leiobuninae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 63, 291–298.
Hedin M., Derkarabetian, S., McCormack, M., Richart, C. & Shultz, J.W. (2010) The phylogenetic utility of the nuclear protein-coding gene EF-1a for resolving recent divergences in Opiliones, emphasizing intron evolution. Journal of Arachnology, 38, 9-20.
Hedin M., Starrett J., Akhter S., Schönhofer A.L. & Shultz J.W. (2012) Phylogenomic Resolution of Paleozoic Divergences in Harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones) via Analysis of Next-Generation Transcriptome Data. PLoS ONE, 7(8): e42888. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042888
Hedin M., Tsurusaki, N. Macías-Ordóñez, R. & Shultz, J.W. (2012) Molecular systematics of sclerosomatid harvestmen (Opiliones, Phalangioidea, Sclerosomatidae): geography is better than taxonomy in predicting phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 62, 224–236.
Ingianni, E.A., McGhee, C.R. & Shultz, J.W. (2011) Taxonomy of the Leiobunum calcar species-group (Opiliones: Sclerosomatidae: Leiobuninae). The Journal of Arachnology, 39, 454–481.
Macias-Ordóñez R., Machado G., Pérez Gonzalez A. & Shultz JW. (2010) Genitalic evolution in Opiliones, pp. 285-306. In: J. Leonard, A Cordoba-Aguilar, (Eds.), The Evolution of Primary Sexual Characters in Animals. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
Shultz, J.W. (2010) A new species of Hadrobunus (Opiliones, Sclerosomatidae, Leiobuninae) from the southeastern United States. The Journal of Arachnology, 38(3), 572–580.
in press Shultz JW. 2012. The identity of Hadrobunus grandis: reassignment of Leiobunum aurugineum to H. grandis and H. nonsacculatus new species (Opiliones: Sclerosomatidae: Leiobuninae). Journal of Arachnology 40(3): in press
Shultz, J.W. (2000) Skeletomuscular anatomy of the harvestman Leiobunum aldrichi (Weed, 1893) (Arachnida: Opiliones) and its evolutionary significance. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 128, 401–438.
Shultz, J.W. (2007) A phylogenetic analysis of the arachnid orders based on morphological characters. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 150, 221–265.
Shultz, J.W. (2008) Leiobunum nigripes is a junior synonym of Leiobunum verrucosum (Opiliones, Sclerosomatidae). The Journal of Arachnology, 36(1), 184–186.
Shultz, J.W. & Cekalovic, T.N. (2003) First species of Austropsopilio (Opiliones, Caddoidea, Caddidae) from South America. The Journal of Arachnology, 31(1), 20– 27.
Shultz, J.W. & Cekalovic, T.N. (2006) First species of Hesperopilio (Opiliones, Caddoidea, Caddidae) from South America. The Journal of Arachnology, 34(1), 46–50.
Shultz, J.W. & Regier, J.C. (2001) Phylogenetic analysis of Phalangida (Arachnida, Opiliones) using two nuclear protein-encoding genes supports monophyly of Palpatores. The Journal of Arachnology, 29, 189–200.
Shultz, J.W. & Regier, J.C. (2009) Caddo agilis and C. pepperella (Opiliones, Caddidae) diverged phylogenetically before acquiring their disjunct, sympatric distributions in Japan and North America. The Journal of Arachnology, 37, 238–240.
Shultz, J.W. (1989) Morphology of locomotor appendages in Arachnida: evolutionary trends and phylogenetic implications. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 97(1), 1–56.
Shultz, J.W. (1990) Evolutionary morphology and phylogeny of Arachnida. Cladistics, 6(1), 1–38.
Shultz, J.W. (1998) Phylogeny of Opiliones (Arachnida): an assessment of the "Cyphopalpatores" concept. The Journal of Arachnology, 26(3), 257–272.


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