Axel L. Schönhofer - papers on Opiliones

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Axel L. Schönhofer (also spelled Schoenhofer)

Birthdate: 3 January 1976

Birthplace: Mainz, Germany

Co-authors: J. Martens, M.T. Marx, T. Novak, H. Wijnhoven, M. Hedin, J. Shultz.

BIOGRAPHY: Axel Schönhofer is currently a Post-Doc fellow of Marshal Hedin at the San Diego State University to work on Opiliones biogeography and systematics. He studied in Mainz, Germany, were he also did his PhD with Jochen Martens on the European family Trogulidae. Main interest are the Dyspnoi for which he is subject editor for Zootaxa (+Eupnoi).

ADDRESS: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institut für Zoologie, Abteilung IV Systematische Zoologie, Muellerweg 6, D-55128 Mainz, Germany

Homepage: [replace NO_SPAM with Axel.Schoenhofer]



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.
alone or as first author
Schönhofer, A.L., Novak, T. (2011) Identity and identification of Trogulus banaticus (Opiliones: Trogulidae) – a neglected species in the Northern Balkans. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 42, 5-11.
Schönhofer A.L. & Martens, J. (2012) The enigmatic Alpine opilionid Saccarella schilleri gen. n., sp. n. (Arachnida: Nemastomatidae) — isolated systematic placement inferred from comparative genital morphology. Organisms Diversity Evolution, 12 (4), 409– 419.
Schönhofer A.L. (2013) A taxonomic catalogue of the Dyspnoi Hansen and Sørensen, 1904 (Arachnida: Opiliones). Zootaxa, 3679(1), 1–68.

Schönhofer, A.L., McCormack, L., Tsurusaki, N., Martens, J. & Hedin, M. (2013) Molecular phylogeny of the harvestmen genus Sabacon (Arachnida: Opiliones: Dyspnoi) reveals multiple Eocene-Oligocene intercontinental dispersal events in the Holarctic. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66(1), 303-315.

Schönhofer, A.L., Martens, J. (2009) Revision of the genus Trogulus Latreille: the Trogulus hirtus species-group (Opiliones: Trogulidae). In Kropf, C. & Horak, P. (eds). Towards a natural history of arthropods and other organisms. In memoriam Konrad Thaler. Contributions to Natural History, 12: 1143–1187.
Schönhofer, A.L., Martens, J. (2010a) Hidden Mediterranean diversity: Assessing species taxa by molecular phylogeny within the opilionid family Trogulidae (Arachnida, Opiliones). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54 (1), 59–75.
Schönhofer, A.L., Martens, J. (2010b) On the identity of Ischyropsalis dentipalpis Canestrini, 1872 and description of Ischyropsalis lithoclasica sp. n. (Opiliones: Ischyropsalididae). Zootaxa 2613, 1-14
Schönhofer, Axel L. (2005) Mittel- und Nordeuropäische Weberknechte aus dem Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Arachnida: Opiliones). Arachnologische Mitteilungen, 30, 25–31. [Central and north European harvestmen from the Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Arachnida: Opiliones).]
Schönhofer Axel L. (2008) On harvestmen from the Soutpansberg, South Africa, with description of a new species of Monomontia (Arachnida: Opiliones). African Invertebrates, 49 (2), 109-126.
Schönhofer, Axel L. & Hillen, Jessica (2008) Leiobunum religiosum Simon, 1879: neu für Deutschland (Arachnida: Opiliones). Arachnologische Mitteilungen, 35, 29–34. [Leiobunum religiosum (Arachnida: Opiliones): first record for Germany.]
Schönhofer, Axel L. & Holle, Thomas (2007) Nemastoma bidentatum (Arachnida: Opiliones): neu für Deutschland und die Tschechische Republik. Arachnologische Mitteilungen, 33, 25–30. [Nemastoma bidentatum (Arachnida: Opiliones: Nemastomatidae): first records for Germany and the Czech Republic.]
Schönhofer A.L. & Martens, J. (2008) Revision of the genus Trogulus Latreille: the Trogulus coriziformis species-group of the western Mediterranean (Opiliones: Trogulidae). Invertebrate Systematics, 22, 523–554.
as a co-author
Marx Michael T. & Schönhofer, Axel L. (2005) Abundanz und Vikarianz epigäischer Weberknechtarten (Arachnida: Opiliones) in einem Auwaldgebiet des Mainzer Beckens. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 30, 13-19. [Abundance and vicariance of epigeic harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones) in an inundation forest of the „Mainzer Becken”.]
  Isaia, M., Paschetta, M., Lana, E., M., Pantini, P., Schönhofer, A.L., Christian, E., Badino, G. (2011) Aracnidi sotterranei delle Alpi Occidentali italiane / Subterranean Arachnids of the Western Italian Alps (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpiones).Monografie XLVII. Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Italia. 325 pp.

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), 1-13: e42888. (DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0042888) IF (2011) 4.092.

Pfliegler, V., Schönhofer, A., Niedbaa, W., Vella, P., Sciberras, A., Vella, A. (2017). New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms,89 (2), 85-110.


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