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Derkarabetian S, CM Baker, M Hedin, CE Prieto & G Giribet. 2021. Phylogenomic reevaluation of Triaenonychoidea (Opiliones : Laniatores), and systematics of Triaenonychidae, including new families, genera, and species. Invertebrate Systematics 35, 133–157.

Ledford J, S Derkarabetian, C Griswold, C Ribera & M Hedin. 2021. Phylogenomics and Holarctic biogeography of leptonetid spiders (Araneae, Leptonetidae). Invertebrate Systematics, In Press.

Girard MD, DO Elias, G Azevedo, K Bi, MM Kasumovic, JM Waldock, EB Rosenblum & M Hedin. 2021. Molecular phylogenomics of peacock spiders and their kin (Maratus, Euophryinae, Salticidae), with implications for the evolution of male courtship displays. Biol J Linn Society,  blaa165,

Ramírez MJ, ILF Magalhaes, S Derkarabetian, J Ledford, CE Griswold, HM Wood & M Hedin 2021. Sequence-capture phylogenomics of true spiders reveals convergent evolution of respiratory systems. Systematic Biology 70 (1), 14–20.


Rivera C, M Hedin, AC Mason, WP Maddison & DO Elias. 2020 Complex courtship in the Habronattus clypeatus group (Araneae, Salticidae). Journal of Arachnology, In Press.

Opatova V, CA Hamilton, M Hedin, L Montes de Oca, J Král, CR Haddad & JE Bond. 2020. Systematics and classification of the spider infraorder Mygalomorphae using genomic scale data. Systematic Biology 69, 671–707.

Maddison WP, DR Maddison, S Derkarabetian & M Hedin. 2020. Sitticine jumping spiders: phylogeny, classification and chromosomes (Araneae: Salticidae: Sitticini). ZooKeys 925, 1-54.

Hedin M, S Foldi & B Rajah-Boyer. 2020. Evolutionary divergences mirror Pleistocene paleodrainages in a rapidly-evolving complex of oasis-dwelling jumping spiders (Salticidae, Habronattus tarsalis). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 144, 106696.


Derkarabetian S, S Castillo, PK Koo, S Ovchinnikov & M Hedin. 2019.
A demonstration of unsupervised machine learning in species delimitation,
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Volume 139, 106562.

Hedin M, S Derkarabetian, A Alfaro, MJ Ramírez & JE Bond. 2019. Phylogenomic analysis and revised classification of atypoid mygalomorph spiders (Araneae, Mygalomorphae), with notes on arachnid ultraconserved element loci. PeerJ, 7, e6864.


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.

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