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Hedin M, S Derkarabetian, J Blair & P Paquin. 2018. Sequence capture phylogenomics of eyeless Cicurina spiders (Araneae, Hahniidae) from Texas caves, with emphasis on US federally endangered species from Bexar County. Zookeys, 769:49-76.

Derkarabetian S, J Starrett, N Tsurusaki, D Ubick, S Castillo & M Hedin. 2018. A stable phylogenomic classification of Travunioidea (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores) based on sequence capture of ultraconserved elements. Zookeys, 760:1-36.

Hedin MS Derkarabetian, M Ramírez, C Vink & J Bond. 2018. Phylogenomic reclassification of the world’s most venomous spiders (Mygalomorphae, Atracinae), with implications for venom evolution. Scientific Reports (2018) 8:1636 DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-19946-2

Burns M, M Hedin, N Tsurusaki. 2018. Population genomics and geographical parthenogenesis in Japanese harvestmen (Opiliones, Sclerosomatidae, Leiobunum). Ecol. Evol. 8, 36-52.

Starrett J, C Hayashi, S Derkarabetian & M Hedin. 2018. Cryptic elevational zonation in trapdoor spiders (Araneae, Antrodiaetidae, Aliatypus janus complex) from the California southern Sierra Nevada. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 118, 403-413.


Carlson DE & M Hedin.. 2017. Comparative transcriptomics of Entelegyne spiders (Araneae, Entelegynae), with emphasis on molecular evolution of orphan genes. PLoS One 12 (4), e0174102.

Hedin M & M McCormack. 2017. Biogeographic evidence for common vicariance and rare dispersal in a southern Appalachian harvestmen (Sabaconidae, Sabacon cavicolens). Journal of Biogeography 44 (7), 1665-1678. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12973.

Burns M, J Starrett, S Derkarabetian, CH Richart, A Cabrero & M Hedin.. 2017. Comparative performance of double-digest RAD sequencing across divergent arachnid lineages. Molecular Ecology Resources 17 (3), 418-430. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12575

Starrett J, S Derkarabetian, M Hedin, RW Bryson Jr., JE McCormack, & BC Faircloth. 2017. High phylogenetic utility of an Ultraconserved element probe set designed for Arachnida. Molecular Ecology Resources 17 (4), 812-823. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12621

Wheeler WC, 17 others,  M Hedin, 16 others. 2017. The spider tree of life: phylogeny of Araneae based on target-gene analyses from an extensive taxon sample. Cladistics, 33 (6), 574-616.


Derkarabetian S, M Burns, J Starrett & M Hedin.. 2016. Population genomic evidence for multiple Pliocene refugia in a montane-restricted harvestman (Arachnida, Opiliones, Sclerobunus robustus) from the southwestern United States. Molecular Ecology 25, 4611-4631.

DiDomenico A & M Hedin. 2016. New species in the Sitalcina sura species group (Opiliones, Laniatores, Phalangodidae), with evidence for a biogeographic link between California desert canyons and Arizona sky islands. ZooKeys 586: 1-36. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.586.7832

Emata KN & M Hedin. 2016. From the mountains to the coast and back again: Ancient biogeography in a radiation of short-range endemic harvestmen from California. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 98:233-243.

Garrison NL, J Rodriguez, I Agnarsson, JA Coddington, CE Griswold, CA Hamilton, M Hedin, KM Kocot, JM Ledford & JE Bond. 2016. Spider Phylogenomics: Untangling the Spider Tree of Life. PeerJ 4:e1719; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1719

Richart CH, CY Hayashi & M Hedin. 2016. Phylogenomic analyses resolve an ancient trichotomy at the base of Ischyropsalidoidea (Arachnida, Opiliones) despite high levels of gene tree conflict and unequal minority resolution frequencies. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 95:171-182.

Starrett J, S Derkarabetian, CH Richart, A Carbero & M Hedin.. 2016. A new monster from southwest Oregon forests: Cryptomaster behemoth sp. nov. (Opiliones, Laniatores, Travunioidea). ZooKeys 555: 11-35. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.555.6274


Leavitt DH, J Starrett, M Westphal & M Hedin. 2015. Multilocus sequence data reveal dozens of putative cryptic species in a radiation of endemic Californian mygalomorph spiders (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Nemesiidae). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 91, 56-67.

Hedin M, D Carlson & F Coyle. 2015. Sky island diversification meets the multispecies coalescent – divergence in the spruce-fir moss spider (Microhexura montivaga, Araneae, Mygalomorphae) on the highest peaks of southern Appalachia. Molecular Ecology 24, 3467–3484.

Hedin M. 2015. High stakes species delimitation in eyeless cave spiders (Cicurina, Dictynidae, Araneae) from central Texas. Molecular Ecology 24, 346-361.

Schönhofer AL, C Vernesi, J Martens & M Hedin. 2015. Molecular phylogeny, biogeographic history, and evolution of cave-dwelling taxa in the European harvestmen genus Ischyropsalis (Opiliones: Dyspnoi). Journal of Arachnology 43:40-53.


Derkarabetian S & M Hedin. 2014. Integrative taxonomy and species delimitation in harvestmen: A revision of the western North American genus Sclerobunus (Opiliones: Laniatores: Travunioidea). PLoS ONE 9(8): e104982.

Bond JE, NL Garrison, CA Hamilton, RL Godwin, M Hedin & I Agnarsson. 2014. Phylogenomics resolves a spider backbone phylogeny and rejects a prevailing paradigm for orb web evolution. Current Biology 24, 1765-1771.


Satler JD, BC Carstens & M Hedin. 2013. Multilocus species delimitation in a complex of morphologically conserved trapdoor spiders (Mygalomorphae, Antrodiaetidae, Aliatypus). Systematic Biology, 62, 805–823.

Richart CH & M Hedin. 2013. Three new species in the harvestmen genus Acuclavella (Opiliones, Dyspnoi, Ischyropsalidoidea), including description of male Acuclavella quattuor (Shear 1986). Zookeys 311, 19-68.

Starrett J, M Hedin, N Ayoub & CY Hayashi. 2013. Hemocyanin gene family evolution in spiders (Araneae), with implications for phylogenetic relationships and divergence times in the infraorder Mygalomorphae. Gene 524 (2), 175-186.

Burns M, M Hedin & JW Shultz. 2013. Comparative analyses of reproductive structures in harvestmen (Opiliones) reveal multiple transitions from courtship to precopulatory antagonism. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66767. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066767.

Král J, nine others, M Hedin.. 2013. Evolution of the karyotype, sex chromosomes, and meiosis in mygalomorph spiders (Araneae: Mygalomorphae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 109, 377-408.

Hedin M, J Starrett & C Hayashi. 2013. Crossing the uncrossable: Novel trans-valley biogeographic patterns revealed in the genetic history of low dispersal mygalomorph spiders (Antrodiaetidae, Antrodiaetus) from California. Molecular Ecology 22, 508-526.

Schönhofer AL, M McCormack, N Tsurusaki, J Martens & M Hedin. 2013. Molecular phylogeny of the harvestmen genus Sabacon (Arachnida: Opiliones: Dyspnoi) reveals multiple Eocene-Oligocene intercontinental dispersal events in the Holarctic. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 66, 303-315.



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