new Sclerobunus revision published in PLoS One

Research effort of PhD student Shahan Derkarabetian just published in PLoS One, entitled “Integrative taxonomy and species delimitation in harvestmen: A revision of the western North American genus Sclerobunus (Opiliones: Laniatores: Travunioidea)“, PLoS ONE 9(8): e104982.   In my opinion, a superb example of modern taxonomy, using multiple lines of evidence to delimit species using objective criteria, and “finishing the job” by describing emergent species.  This paper serves as a template (ample data, sophisticated analyses,  digitally-rich species descriptions) for our continuing revisionary research on other travunioid harvestmen.  derk&Hed


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University Professor, teaching college students about biological diversity & evolution, conducting original research in the realm of arachnid systematics
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