Fernando Álvarez-Padilla

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Fernando Álvarez-Padilla, Méxican arachnologist.

  • Professor: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Research Associate: California Academy of Sciences.

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Publications[edit]

  • Álvarez-Padilla, F.; Ubick, D.; Griswold, C.E.. 2012: Noideattella and Tolegnaro, two new genera of goblin spiders from Madagascar, with comments on the gamasomorphoid and silhouettelloid oonopids (Araneae, Oonopidae). American Museum novitates. 3745: 1-76. doi: 10.1206/3745.2. abstract and full article (PDF) Reference page
  • Platnick NI; Abrahim N, Alvarez-Padilla F, Andriamalala D, Baehr B, Baert L, Bonaldo, AB; Brescovit AD, Chousou-Polydouri N, Dupérré N; Eichenberger B; Fannes W; Gaublomme E; Gillespie RG., Grismado CJ; Griswold CE.; Harvey MS.; Henrard, A, Hormiga G, Izquierdo MA, Jocqué R; Kranz-Baltensperger Y, Kropf C, Ott R, Ramírez MJ, Raven RJ; Rheims CA, Ruiz GRS, Santos AJ, Saucedo A, Sierwald P, Szűts T; Ubick D, Wang, X-P. 2012. Tarsal organ morphology and the phylogeny of goblin spiders (Araneae, Oonopidae), with notes on basal genera. American Museum Novitates. 3736: 1–52.
  • Dimitar D. Lopardo L. Giribet G. Arnedo MA. Álvarez-Padilla F. Hormiga G. 2012. Tangled in a sparse spider web: single origin of orb weavers and their spinning work unravelled by denser taxonomic sampling. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B Biological Sciences. 279 (1732): 1341–1350.
  • Álvarez-Padilla, F. and G. Hormiga. 2011. Case 3541- Metinae Simon, 1894 (Arachnida, Araneae, Tetragnathidae): proposed emendation of the current spelling to Metainae to remove homonymy with Metidae Boeck, 1872 (Crustacea, Copepoda). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 68(4) 262-266.
  • Álvarez-Padilla F. and Benjamín S. 2011. Phylogenetic placement and redescription of the spider genus Atelidea Simon, 1895 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Zootaxa. 2761: 51–63.
  • {{aut|Álvarez-Padilla F. and Hormiga G. 2011. Morphological and Phylogenetic Atlas of the orbweaving spider family Tetragnathidae (Araneae: Araneoidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 162: 713 – 879.
  • Dimitrov D., Álvarez-Padilla F., Hormiga G. 2010. On the phylogenetic placement of the spider genus Atimiosa Simon, 1895 (Tetragnathidae, Araneae) and the circumscription of the genus Dolichognatha O.P.- Cambridge, 1869. American Museum Novitates. American Museum Novitates 3683:1-19.
  • Álvarez-Padilla F., Dimitrov D., Giribet G., and Hormiga G. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships of the spider family Tetragnathidae (Araneae, Araneoidea) based on morphological and DNA sequence data. Cladistics. 25: 109–146.
  • Rivera-Quiroz, F.A. & Álvarez-Padilla, F. 2015. Three new species of the genus Trachelas (Araneae: Trachelidae) from an oak forest inside the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot in Mexico. Zootaxa 3999(1): 95–110. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3999.1.6. Preview (PDF) Full article (PDF) Reference page
  • Spagna J. C. and Álvarez-Padilla F. 2008. Finding an upper limit for gap costs in direct optimization parsimony. Cladistics. 25: 787–801.
  • Dimitrov D., Álvarez-Padilla F., and Hormiga G. 2008. Until dirt do us apart: on the unremarkable palp morphology of the spider Sternospina concretipalpis Schmidt & Krause, 1993, with comments on the genus Prionolaema Simon, 1894 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Zootaxa, 1698: 49–56.
  • Álvarez-Padilla, F. and Hormiga G. 2007. A protocol for digesting internal soft tissues and mounting spiders for scanning electron microscopy. Journal of Arachnology 35: 538–542.
  • Dimitrov D., Álvarez-Padilla F., and Hormiga, G. 2007. The female genitalic morphology of the orb weaving spider genus Agriognatha (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Journal of Morphology 268(9): 758–770.
  • Álvarez-Padilla, F. 2007. Systematics of the spider genus Metabus O. P.-Cambridge, 1899 (Araneoidea: Tetragnathidae) with additions to the tetragnathid fauna of Chile and comments on the phylogeny of Tetragnathidae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 151: 285–335.
  • Garcilazo-Cruz, U. & Alvarez-Padilla, F. 2015: Description of a novel mating plug mechanism in spiders and the description of the new species Maeota setastrobilaris (Araneae, Salticidae). Zookeys, 509: 1–12. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.509.9711 full article view Reference page
  • Hormiga, G., Álvarez-Padilla F., and Benjamín S.P. 2007. First records of extant Hispaniolan spiders of the families Mysmenidae, Symphytognathidae and Ochyroceratidae (Araneae), including a new species of Ochyrocera. American Museum Novitates 3577: 1–21.
  • Kuntner, M. and Álvarez-Padilla, F. 2006a. Systematics of the Afro-Macaronesian spider genus Sancus (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Journal of Arachnology 34(1):113-125.