Publications department "Animal Evolution & Biodiversity"

Publications since 2018


  • RT Cumming, S Bank, S Le Tirant, S Bradler (2020) Notes on the leaf insects of the genus Phyllium of Sumatra and Java, Indonesia, including the description of two new species with purple coxae (Phasmatodea, Phylliidae). ZooKeys 913, 89
  • P Kalke, T Frase, S Richter (2020) From swimming towards sessility in two metamorphoses – the drastic changes in structure and function of the nervous system of the bay barnacle Amphibalanus improvisus (Crustacea, Thecostraca, Cirripedia) during development. Contributions to Zoology, 89(3), 324-352
  • G Ponz-Segrelles, RP Ribeiro, C Bleidorn, MT Aguado (2020) Sex-specific gene expression differences in reproducing Syllis prolifera and Nudisyllis pulligera (Annelida, Syllidae). Marine Genomics, 100772
  • RP Ribeiro, G Ponz-Segrelles, C Helm, B Egger, MT Aguado (2020) A new species of Syllis Grube, 1850 including transcriptomic data and an updated phylogeny of Syllinae (Annelida: Syllidae). Marine Biodiversity 50, 1-16


  • MT Aguado, M Capa, D Lago-Barcia, J Gil, F Pleijel, A Nygren (2019) Species delimitation in Amblyosyllis (Annelida, Syllidae). PloS one 14 (4), e0214211
  • P Beckers, C Helm, T Bartolomaeus (2019) The anatomy and development of the nervous system in Magelonidae (Annelida)–insights into the evolution of the annelid brain. BMC evolutionary biology 19 (1), 1-21
  • P Beckers, C Helm, G Purschke, K Worsaae, P Hutchings, et al. (2019) The central nervous system of Oweniidae (Annelida) and its implications for the structure of the ancestral annelid brain. Frontiers in zoology 16 (1), 1-21
  • IL Dittmann, D Cuadrado, MT Aguado, C Noreña, B Egger (2019) Polyclad phylogeny persists to be problematic. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 19 (4), 585-608
  • C Grohmann, S Bradler, SN Gorb (2019) Tarsal attachment pads in phasmatodea (Hexapoda: Insecta). Schweizerbart Science Publishers
  • F Glaw, O Hawlitschek, A Dunz, J Goldberg, S Bradler (2019) When giant stick insects play with colors: Molecular phylogeny of the Achriopterini and description of two new splendid species (Phasmatodea: Achrioptera) from Madagascar. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7, 105
  • J Linde, YM Pacheco, JA Robertson, S Bradler, SM Bybee, MF Whiting (2019) Biogeographic patterns of the stick insects (Insecta: Phasmatodea) of Vanuatu. Entomology 2019
  • T Miura, K Oguchi, M Nakamura, N Jimi, S Miura, Y Hayashi, S Koshikawa, et al. (2019) Life Cycle of the Japanese Green Syllid, Megasyllis nipponica (Annelida: Syllidae): Field Collection and Establishment of Rearing System. Zoological Science 36 (5), 372-379
  • A Ravara, MT Aguado, CF Rodrigues, L Génio, MR Cunha (2019) Description of a new genus and species of Chrysopetalidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the NE Atlantic, with some further records of related species. European Journal of Taxonomy 2019
  • RP Ribeiro, G Ponz-Segrelles, C Bleidorn, MT Aguado (2019) Comparative transcriptomics in Syllidae (Annelida) indicates that posterior regeneration and regular growth are comparable, while anterior regeneration is a distinct process. BMC genomics 20 (1), 855
  • JA Robertson, S Bradler, MF Whiting (2019) Evolutionary significance of oviposition techniques in stick and leaf insects (Phasmatodea). Entomology 2019
  • S Simon, H Letsch, S Bank, T Buckley, A Donath, S Liu, R Machida, et al. (2019) Old world and new world phasmatodea: phylogenomics resolve the evolutionary history of stick and leaf insects. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7, 345
  • JP Vegas, I Adarraga, MT Aguado, FA Elosegui, A Arias, MCB Rodríguez, et al. (2019) POLYCHAETA V y VI, dos nuevas aportaciones del proyecto Fauna Ibérica al conocimiento de los poliquetos peninsulares. Libro de resúmenes XXIII Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia


  • S Bradler, TR Buckley (2018) Biodiversity of phasmatodea. Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society 2, 281-313
  • MR Brugler, MT Aguado, M Tessler, ME Siddall (2018) The transcriptome of the Bermuda fireworm Odontosyllis enopla (Annelida: Syllidae): a unique luciferase gene family and putative epitoky-related genes. PloS one 13 (8), e0200944
  • TH Büscher, TR Buckley, C Grohmann, SN Gorb, S Bradler (2018) The evolution of tarsal adhesive microstructures in stick and leaf insects (Phasmatodea). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6, 69
  • T Buckley, S Bradler (2018) Biodiversity of Phasmatodea. Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society, Volume 2
  • C Helm, P Beckers, T Bartolomaeus, SH Drukewitz, I Kourtesis, A Weigert, et al. (2018) Convergent evolution of the ladder-like ventral nerve cord in Annelida. Frontiers in zoology 15 (1), 36
  • C Helm, MJ Bok, P Hutchings, E Kupriyanova, M Capa (2018) Developmental studies provide new insights into the evolution of sense organs in Sabellariidae (Annelida). BMC evolutionary biology 18 (1), 1-13
  • YM Pacheco, S Bradler, JA Robertson, MF Whiting (2018) Ecomorph evolution: Multiple origins of the Papua New Guinea tree lobsters. Entomology 2018
  • G Ponz‐Segrelles, C Bleidorn, MT Aguado (2018) Expression of vasa, piwi, and nanos during gametogenesis in Typosyllis antoni (Annelida, Syllidae). Evolution & development 20 (5), 132-145
  • RP Ribeiro, C Bleidorn, MT Aguado (2018) Regeneration mechanisms in Syllidae (Annelida). Regeneration 5 (1), 26-42
  • JA Robertson, S Bradler, MF Whiting (2018) Evolution of oviposition techniques in stick and leaf insects (Phasmatodea). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6, 216