Publications

Acta_tropica2014Coelho, P., P. Sousa, D.J. Harris, A. van der Meijden (2014) Deep intraspecific divergences in the medically relevant fat-tailed scorpions (Androctonus, Scorpiones). Acta Tropica 134: 43-51

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herp tradeHerrel, A., A. van der Meijden (2014) An analysis of the live reptile and amphibian trade in the USA compared to the global trade in endangered species. Herpetological Journal 24: 103-110

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Pedroso2014Pedroso, D., P. Sousa, D.J. Harris, A. van der Meijden (2013) Phylogeography of Buthus Leach, 1815 (Scorpiones: Buthidae): A multigene molecular approach reveals further complex evolutionary history in the Maghreb. African Zoology 48(2): 298–308

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Choose your weaponVan der Meijden, A., P. Lobo Coelho, P. Sousa, A. Herrel (2013) Choose Your Weapon: Defensive Behavior Is Associated with Morphology and Performance in Scorpions. PlosONE Nov 13, 2013. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078955

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Hydromantes ambrosiiChiari, Y., A. van der Meijden, M. Mucedda, N. Wagner, M. Veith (2013) No detection of the pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatis in Sardinian cave salamanders, genus Hydromantes. Amphibia-Reptilia 34: 136-141

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Sahonagasy.orgAndreone, F., S. Loarie, A. van der Meijden, S. Nieto, M. Vences (2012) Sahonagasy.org: A Web Platform Implementing Information Management and Citizen-Science for the Conservation of Malagasy Amphibians. Froglog 103 (web magazine)

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Cover of the Journal of Experimental Biology, October 2012Van der Meijden, A., F. Langer, R. Boistel, P. Vagovic, M. Heethoff (2012) Functional morphology and bite performance of raptorial chelicerae of camel spiders (Solifugae). Journal of Experimental Biology 215(19): 3411–3418.

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Map of Buthus scorpionsSousa, P., D.J. Harris, E. Froufe, A. van der Meijden (2012) Phylogeographic patterns of Buthus scorpions (Scorpiones: Buthidae) in the Maghreb and South-Western Europe based on CO1 mtDNA sequences. Journal of Zoology 288(1): 66-75 .

 

Journal of Anatomy cover with HadogenesVan der Meijden, A., T. Kleinteich, P. Coelho (2012) Packing a pinch; Functional implications of chela shapes in scorpions using finite element analysis. Journal of Anatomy 220(5): 423-434.

 

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Hydromantes populations SardiniaChiari, Y., A. van der Meijden, M. Mucedda, J.M. Lourenco, A. Hochkirch, M. Veith (2012) Phylogeography of Sardinian cave salamanders (genus Hydromantes) is mainly determined by geomorphology. PlosOne 7(3): e32332.

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Kaliontzopoulou, A., D.C. Adams, A. van der Meijden, A. Perera, M.A. Carretero (2011) Relationships between head morphology, bite performance and ecology in two species of Podarcis wall lizards. Evolutionary Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s10682-011-9538-y.

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Hottentotta franzwerneriSousa, P., E. Froufe, D.J. Harris, P. Célio Alves, A. van der Meijden (2011) Genetic diversity of Maghrebian Hottentotta (Scorpiones: Buthidae) scorpions based on CO1: new insights on the genus phylogeny and distribution. African Invertebrates. 52 (1): 135–143.

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AtelopusLötters, S., A. van der Meijden, L.A. Coloma, R. Boistel, P. Cloetens, R. Ernst, E. Lehr and M. Veith (2011) Assessing the molecular phylogeny of a near extinct group of vertebrates: the Neotropical harlequin frogs (Bufonidae; Atelopus). Systematics and Biodiversity 9(1): 45–57.

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Cerastes cerastesM. Barata, A. Perera, D. J.Harris, A. van der Meijden, S. Carranza, F. Ceacero, E. García-Muñoz, D. Gonçalves, S. Henriques, F. Jorge, J. C. Marshall, L. Pedrajas, P. Sousa (2011) New observations of amphibians and reptiles in Morocco, with a special emphasis on the Eastern Region. Herpetological Bulletin 116:4-13.

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Pyxicephalus adspersusVan der Meijden, A., A. Crottini, J. Tarrant, A. Turner and M. Vences (2011) Multi-locus phylogeny and evolution of reproductive modes in the Pyxicephalidae, an African endemic clade of frogs. African Journal of Herpetology 2011: 1-12.

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AtelopusLötters, S., A. van  der Meijden, D. Rödder, T. E. Koester, T. Kraus, E. La Marca, C. F.B. Haddad, and M. Veith (2010) Reinforcing and expanding the predictions of the disturbance vicariance hypothesis in Amazonian harlequin frogs: a molecular phylogenetic and climate envelope modelling approach. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 2125-2146.

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Journal of Zoology coverVan der Meijden, A., A. Herrel and A. Summers (2010) Comparison of chela size and pincer force in scorpions; getting a first grip. Journal of Zoology 280: 319-325.

 

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Chiari, Y., A. van der Meijden, O. Madsen, M. Vences, A. Meyer (2009) Base composition, selection, and phylogenetic significance of indels in the recombination activating gene-1 in vertebrates. Frontiers in Zoology, 6: 32.

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Icelandic sheepdogOliehoek, P.A., P. Bijma and A. van der Meijden (2009) History and structure of the closed pedigreed population of Icelandic Sheepdogs. Genetics Selection Evolution, 41: 39

 

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Hydromates on SardiniaVan der Meijden, A., Y. Chiari, M. Mucedda, S. Carranza, C. Corti, and M. Veith (2009) Phylogenetic relationships of Sardinian cave salamanders, genus Hydromantes , based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 51: 399–404

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Wollenberg, K. C., D. R. Vieites, A. van der Meijden, F. Glaw, D. C. Cannatella, M. Vences (2008) Patterns of endemism and species richness in Malagasy cophyline frogs support a key role of mountainous areas for speciation. Evolution. 62 (8): 1890-1907.

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Gastrophryne carolinensisVan der Meijden, A., M. Vences, S. Hoegg, R. Boistel, A. Channing and A. Meyer. (2007) Nuclear gene phylogeny of narrow-mouthed toads (Family Microhylidae) and a discussion of competing hypotheses concerning their biogeographical origins. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 44(3): 1017–1030

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Sooglossus skullVan der Meijden, A., R. Boistel, J. Gerlach, A. Ohler, M. Vences, A. Meyer. (2007) Molecular phylogenetic evidence for paraphyly of the genus Sooglossus, with the description of a new genus of Seychellean frogs. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, London. 91: 347–359.

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Natrix tesselata

Van der Meijden, A. and Chiari, Y. (2006) Natrix tesselata. Marine habitat. Herpetological review 37(1):94

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Pyxicephalus adspersusVan der Meijden, A., M. Vences, S. Hoegg and A. Meyer (2005) A previously unrecognized radiation of ranid frogs in Southern Africa revealed by nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 37(3): 674-685.

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barcode frogVences, M., M. Thomas, A. van der Meijden, Y. Chiari, D. R. Vieites (2005) Comparative performance of the 16S rRNA gene in DNA barcoding of amphibians. Frontiers in Zoology 2:5.

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Breviceps acutirostrisVan der Meijden, A., M. Vences and A. Meyer (2004). Novel Phylogenetic relationships of the enigmatic brevicipitine and scaphiophrynine toads as revealed by sequences from the nuclear Rag-1 gene. Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Suppl.) 271: S378-S381.
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AmphibiaWebVan der Meijden, A., Vredenburg, V., Sopory, A., Petirs, B., Tiwari, R., Wake, D.B.(2002) AmphibiaWeb: An information system for amphibian conservation biology. American Zoologist Vol.39 No. 5