The ARACNOLAB internet resource on Opilionological Taxonomic Literature
by AB Kury (with contributions by others duly credited)
You may cite this page as:
Kury, A.B. (2003 onwards) OmniPaper Project — The ARACNOLAB internet resource on Opilionological Taxonomic Literature. Museu Nacional/UFRJ website. Online at: http://www.museunacional.ufrj.br/mndi/Aracnologia/pdfliteratura/pdfs%20opiliones.htm
That means: 14 years of OmniPaper, bringing scientific literature to the masses!
ANNOUNCEMENT: The university server was down for a long time in 2015 and OmniPaper got outdated. As of February 2016 the contact has been restablished and I am struggling to update as much as I can within my limited idle time. Forgive me if the desired pages or papers are not there yet. I'm on it. Make sure you check the Chronological Index page (work in progress) from where you may jump straight to the desired works.
Taxonomic papers are the basic building blocks for the knowledge of a group. One of the major hindrances for students starting to research taxonomy of a group is literature. Needed information may be scattered among hundreds of papers issued by the most varied publishers worldwide.
What if the primary taxonomic literature on Opiliones was within easy reach on the web? For free, without having to go through endless cascading popups or to register? All this done by a professional arachnologist on an university website? This is what OmniPaper is about.
Papers are organized author-wise, not publishing place-wise. Make sure to check often -- I make many additions and corrections every week. So far, it is not practical to me to include a "new entries" section, but yes, dear user, I have received your request to do so, and will comply ASAP.
I have been often criticized for not always providing copies of entire works. As most of the old papers included spiders and harvestmen, and the former occupied some 90-95% of the pages, it would be an insane task for one person to include so many unnecessary pages. Had it been the opposite, I would gladly include the remnant 5-10%.
(2) To prepare PDF files of taxonomic papers on Opiliones and to distribute it freely to everyone, improving the study of these arachnids.
Fig. 1. Adriano Kury looking for literature in Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Haus Potsdamer Straße. Potsdamer Str. 33, 10785 Berlin. Photo taken by Ian Kury, May 2009.
(1) All research, contacts, digitalizing, OCR-ing, PDF-ing, spell-checking, whatever-ing is done by AB Kury, except where otherwise noted (I try to give honest credit to everyone who did anything) on each page. General credits and details are in the bottom of this page.
(2) Wanna help? And yes, I need support from my colleagues around the world, if you happen to have any of the papers listed on my page of desiderata, I'd be glad to get a copy, reprint, PDF, images, whatever you can and is convenient for you.
(3) Note: This page is my contribution to the development of opilionology, aiming to make things easier to everyone. Please, don't be like some ugly people, who snatch pictures to post elsewhere without due credit. It won't hurt to cite OmniPaper as the source.
(1) OmniPaper is manually and painfully organized by AB Kury, however there is a number of wonderful people who spent their own time to assist me in many ways, and I here heartily thank them for helping with this project (I've tried to add more explicit credits on each individual page):Luis Eduardo Acosta, Miguel-Angel Alonso-Zarazaga, Anda Babalean, Renner Baptista, Vera Barbosa, Janet Beccaloni, Pavel Bezděčka, Jan Bezdek, Theo Blick, Ann Bochnowski, Cibele Bragagnolo, Antonio Brescovit, Tom Briggs, Rupert Calvocoressi, Amazonas Chagas Jr, Aleksey Chemeris, James Cokendolpher, Pio Colmenares, László Dányi, William P. Davis, Emmanuel Delfosse, Dan Dumitrescu, Jason Dunlop, Márcia Dutra, Lars Friman, Efrat Gavish-Regev, Gonzalo Giribet, Alexander Gromov, Jürgen Gruber, Nic Harrison-White, Mark Harvey, Mark Judson, Christian Komposch, Niels Peder Kristensen, Matjaž Kuntner, Ian S. Kury, Milena S. Kury, Bernard Lebreton, Laura Leibensperger, Wei-Guang Lian, Antonio Carlos de Lima, Arno Lise, Dmitri Logunov, Mariana Lucas, Juliana Machado, Emilio Maury, Cláudia Melo, Amanda Mendes, Plamen Mitov, Thiago Moreira, Sabrina Outeda-Jorge, Abel Pérez, Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha, Norman Platnick, Antoni Rafalski, Cristina Rheims, Santiago Rompani, Wolfgang Roth, Vlastimil Rùžička, Axel Schönhofer, Nikolaj Scharff, Nataly Snegovaya, Daniele R. Souza, Wojciech Staręga, Ingvar Stol, Christopher Taylor, Konrad Thaler, Eleonora Trajano, Nobuo Tsurusaki, Polly Tucker, Stella Turk, András Varga, Eduardo Vasconcelos, Sebastian Vélez, Osvaldo Villarreal, Eduardo Wienskoski and Chao Zhang.
|Fig. 2. Amanda Mendes & Thiago Moreira looking for literature in the Museu Nacional, Rio. Photo taken by A.B. Kury, 31 October 2008.|
(2) German libraries 2009. In my effort to gather literature, along with my son, I made a visit to Deutschland in April/May 2009, where I received immense support and assistance from the following persons besides my fantastic host Jason Dunlop: the brilliant Anja Friederichs (Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin), the thoughtful Hans-Ulrich Raake (Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin), the dedicated Ute Kaczinski and all the friendly staff at the Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut (Müncheberg, Brandenburg), the attentious librarians at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universitätsbibliothek, Zweigbibliothek Agrarwissenschaften (Berlin). Also my warmest thanks are due to the competent staff of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Haus Potsdamer Straße for making everything easier for me.
(3) England/Denmark 2011. That time it was my other kid's turn to help dad in his biblio-quest. Jan Beccaloni received us the most gracious way and had great patience with our requests in BMNH, London. In the same trip, we also got literature at ZMUC, Copenhagen with the great aid of my dear host Nikolaj Scharff.
(4) I wish to immensely thank Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha (Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo), who, besides taking photocopies whenever he is in Europe, also kindly contributed a number of PDFs, built with support from FAPESP, for the OmniPaper project.
(5) Axel Schönhofer (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) also generously contributed a great number of PDF's. He is steadily supporting this project in many different ways.
(6) Thanks to Emmanuel Delfosse and Axel Schönhofer for checking broken links.
(7) I wish to thank all the colleagues who sent me over the years reprints/photocopies of their own works and those who sent their own pictures and biographical information.
(8) After my death in November 18th, 2012, I resurrected and decided just out of curiosity to put a visit counter in February 10th, 2013 and became very impressed to see around more than 40 hits in the first few hours. OmniPaper seems to be fulfilling its purpose to aggregate the Opilio-community, even if it's only to snatch a few PDFs...
|Fig. 3. Milena Kury looking for literature in the Natural History Museum, London. Photo taken by A.B. Kury, 7 June 2011.|
OTHER PAGES IN OMNIPAPER PROJECT
List of opilionologists by generation.
NEW! Morphology of Opiliones.
Chronological Index to early works.
Taxonomy of Opiliones - Minor authors
Taxonomy of Opiliones - Minor Austrian authors
Taxonomy of Opiliones - Minor Baltic (Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian) authors
Taxonomy of Opiliones - Minor French authors
Taxonomy of Opiliones - Minor German authors
Taxonomy of Opiliones - Minor Japanese authors
Taxonomy of Opiliones - Minor Latin American authors
Taxonomy of Opiliones - Minor Romanian authors
Taxonomy of Opiliones - Minor Scandinavian (Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish) authors
Taxonomy of Opiliones - Minor Spanish authors
Taxonomy of Opiliones - Minor Turkish authors
QUICK JUMP LIST TO MINOR AUTHORS NAMES:
Abbott - Alegre - K. Arnold - R. Arnold - Askew - Audouin - Ausobsky - Ausserer - Balazuc - Baumann - Bayram - Benavides - Berland - Beutelspacher - Bosc - Brullé - Büttner - Caetano - Cauchois - Ciobanu - Çorak - Derkarabetian - Derouet - Eglitis - Eichwald - Frers - Frič - Fuhn - Fujita - Grasshoff - Geoffroy - Hackman - Haupt - Heller - Herbst - Hippa - Husson - Jaquet - Kraepelin - Kritscher - Kurt - Lohmander - Machida - Merino - Meyer - Morikawa - Münster - Oltean - Oudemans - Perera - Polydoro - Presl - Quoy & Gaimard - Rabeler - van Regteren Altena - Rodriguez - Rosas Costa - Roşca - Roth - Saito - Sato - Savigny - Sill - Silvestri - Spungis - Stecker - Steinberger - Stolicka - Takashima - Tambs-Lyche - Thor - Tullgren - Tumšs - Uyemura - Vilbaste - Yaginuma - Yigit - Uddström - Underwood - Wang
What are the criteria for an author to be considered major as opposed to minor in OmniPaper? -- It varies a lot. There is a great degree of subjectivity. In general, authors that have published less than 4 papers or that are only tangentially devoted to Opiliones go to a collective page. But if either I happen to have a nice picture and some basic biographical info, or the work is of some importance for taxonomy/nomenclature, or the author has the courtesy of replying to e-mails, then such an author could be "promoted" to major and gain an individual page even with only 1 or 2 papers. Some famous zoologists who are widely known but have published little on Opiliones tend to get their very own pages. It depends also on my time to elaborate the pages. So a potential major author could be listed amidst the minor while I don't turn my attention to him/her to make an individual page. If you feel an author is unfairly listed among the minor, you may file a complain to me.
Link to Internet Archive.
Link to WorldCat of libraries.
Link to Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB).
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Luis Eduardo ACOSTA
Luis F. de ARMAS
Ludson N. de ÁZARA
Anda Felicia BABALEAN
Deshbhushan B. BASTAWADE
Léon BECKER (1826-1909)
Petar Kirilov BERON
Sherman Chauncey BISHOP
Benjamin de BIVORT
Sarah L. BOYER
Thomas S. BRIGGS
Paolo Marcello BRIGNOLI
William Syer BRISTOWE
Arthur Gardiner BUTLER
Roberto M. CAPOCASALE
Lodovico di CAPORIACCO
Angelo de CARLINI
George H. CARPENTER
Rafael N. CARVALHO
Tomás CEKALOVIC Kuschevic
Ralph Vary CHAMBERLIN
Dmitri Eustratievitch CHARITONOV — Дмитрий Евстратиевич Харитонов — see KHARITONOV
Aleksey Nikolaevich CHEMERIS — Алексей Николайевич Чемерис — [also spelled TCHEMERIS]
Boris Pimenovitch CHEVRIZOV -- Борис Пименович Чевризов
Ron M. CLOUSE
Theodore Dru Alison COCKERELL
James Craig COKENDOLPHER
Edward Drinker COPE
Cyrus Richard CROSBY
Jesús A. CRUZ-LÓPEZ
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Nilamadhab P.I. DAS
Márcio Bernardino DaSILVA
Norman West DAVIS
Carl Ludwig DOLESCHALL
André Marie Constant DUMÉRIL
Arlan Lee EDGAR
Johan Christian FABRICIUS
Louis Baptiste FAGE
Cláudio Pires FERREIRA
Raymond Robert FORSTER
Pelegrín FRANGANILLO Balboa
Andrés F. GARCÍA
Charles de GEER (1720–1778)
Clarence James GOODNIGHT & Marie Louise GOODNIGHT
Frederick Henry GRAVELY
Nikolay Iosifovich GRITSENKO – Н. И. Гриценко – also transliterated as GRICENKO
Adolph Eduard GRUBE
Felix Édouard GUÉRIN-MÉNEVILLE
Hans Jacob HANSEN
Marcos Ryotaro HARA
Otto von HELVERSEN
Kai Ludvig HENRIKSEN
Johann Friedrich Wilhelm HERBST (1743–1807)
Vernon Victor HICKMAN
Paul D. HILLYARD
Arthur Stanley HIRST
Henry Roughton HOGG
Eduardo Ladislao HOLMBERG
Glenn S. HUNT
ICZN — International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
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Ivo Mladen KARAMAN
Carl Ludwig KOCH
Carl Jakob Wilhelm Ludwig KOCH
Ludwig Carl Christian KOCH
Gábor von KOLOSVÁRY
Władysław Jan KULCZYŃSKI
Adriano Brilhante KURY
Reginald Frederick LAWRENCE
Baldassare de LERMA (1908–1996)
O. Le ROI
Gábor Dániel LENGYEL
Weiguang LIAN (伟光 连)
Jan Cornelis Christiaan LOMAN
Pierre Hippolyte LUCAS
Stanislav Ivanovich LYOVUSHKIN (also LJOVUSCHKIN) — Станислав Иванович Левушкин
David Watson MACKIE
Brian John MARPLES
Emilio A. MAURY
Richard Henry MEADE
Miguel Ángel MEDRANO L.
Cândido Firmino de MELLO-LEITÃO
Amanda Cruz MENDES
Yasunori MIYOSHI - this is Revised Hepburn transliteration, also written "MIYOSI" as in Nihon-shiki transliteration.
Tamara Severyanovna MKHEIDZE (თ. მხეიძე and Т. С. Мхеидзе) (also transliterated as Mcheidze)
Sergei Mikhailovich MORIN
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Koji NAKATSUJI - this is Revised Hepburn transliteration, also written "Kodi NAKATSUDI" as in Nihon-shiki transliteration.
Maksymilian Siła NOWICKI
Victor Goyannes Dill ORRICO
Alpheus Spring PACKARD, Jr.
Peter (Pierre) Simon PALLAS
Georg Wolfgang Franz PANZER
Abel PÉREZ G.
Joseph Anton Maximilian PERTY (1804-1884)
Alexander Ivanovitch PETRUNKEVITCH
William John PHILLIPPS (1893-1967)
Frederick Octavius PICKARD-CAMBRIDGE (1860-1905)
Octavius PICKARD-CAMBRIDGE (1828-1917)
Salvador de Toledo PIZA Júnior
Reginald Innes POCOCK
Carlos Enrique PRIETO
William Joseph RAINBOW
María RAMBLA Castells
Vladimir V. REDIKORTSEV – Also spelled REDIKORZEV
Raúl A. RINGUELET
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John H.P. SANKEY
Theodore Horace SAVORY
Axel L. SCHÖNHOFER
Prashant Pradeep SHARMA
William A. SHEAR
Nataly Yurievna SNEGOVAYA — Натали Юриевна Снеговая
Benedicto SOARES and/or Helia SOARES — see the corpus of SOARES & SOARES works
William Emil SØRENSEN
Carl Jacob SUNDEVALL
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Maria Lúcia R. TAVARES
Christopher Kenneth TAYLOR
Aleksey Nikolaevich TCHEMERIS — А.Н. Чемерис — see Aleksey Nikolaevich CHEMERIS
August Otto Theodor TELLKAMPF
Tord Tamerlan Theodor THORELL
Ana Lúcia M. TOURINHO
Victor R. TOWNSEND, Jr.
Frank Archibald Sinclair TURK
Lucien M. UNDERWOOD
Eduardo Gomes de VASCONCELOS
Osvaldo VILLARREAL Manzanilla
Mary Elizabeth WALKER
Feng-Chen WANG (王風接)
Clarence Moores WEED
Ingmar G. WEISS
Hendrik H. WEYENBERGH
Carl Johannes WITH
Horatio C WOOD
Chao ZHANG (张超)
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Protocol is as follows:
1. Taxonomic papers are identified and selected from libraries. They are listed in pages mounted mostly for each individual author.
2. Images of pages are produced using ordinary scanners in 256 shades of grey ideally at 600 dpi.
3. Digital images are based rather on originals than on photocopies, when available.
4. Once digitalized, the image is adequately rotated and noise is cleaned.
5. Then image files are text-recognized in varied OCR softwares.
6. Steps 4 and 5 are now made directly with Adobe Acrobat. The file is then exported to Adobe Acrobat PDF (if not already there) and formatted as a searchable PDF.
7. Original jpg images of pages are filed in backup HDs/DVDs for eventual checking.
1. In a primary author page, a personal box is given with a picture (when available) and summary biographical information.
2. In the personal author box, links to co-authors pages are also present IF the primary author is not the first named.
3. Color combinations of the pages do not follow any pattern, they are random combinations intended to break the narcosis-inducing monotony of same-colored pages repeated over and over or to avoid blinding-white backgrounds.Sometimes I wish to set all of them equal for consistency. Some day...
4. I tried to double check for accurate spellings and paid special attention to the UNICODE extended characters fro non-Latin alphabets. Russian and Japanese authors when possible have also their names written in the original form.
1. OmniPaper Project has already been referred to in several scientific publications by professional arachnologists.
2. Some may be concerned about copyright issues. I'm not. Fair use may be invoked. After all, this is an EDUCATIONAL resource, without any commercial aspect. I'm not receiving any extra money for doing this and I'm using my spare time because I believe it's important for the advance of arachnology. Initiatives like this should be promoted. And zealots, please don't come to me saying that displaying some papers here will disturb in any way the health of the printers. This is hypocrisy and I will ignore it. This is not Wikipedia.
3. This page is my intellectual creation, so it's accordingly marked as such. But I don't mind people using information contained here for education and research purposes. That's what the web's about. I only wanted to see the credits and the sources cited as I did. Don't do as some who just ruthless snatch my material without giving any credit.
1. Most of the effort and original research is done by A. B. Kury (originally based on James Cokendolpher's bibliography list, but greatly enlarged and updated), relying on the bibliographical resources of the Arachnology Lab in the MNRJ which counts with the private M-L and Helia Soares libraries.
2. Some biographical/iconographical information has been gathered from the web and it is always clearly credited, although explicit authorization for use here is not granted in some cases.
Page created Copyright © 2003-2017 by Adriano B. Kury.