Following the untimely death of Gary Polis, the B.A.S. has
published Scorpions 2001, a collection of papers and articles about
scorpions as a tribute. Details of the contents are available below.
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Department of Biological Sciences,
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In Memoriam Gary A. Polis
Edited by Victor Fet and Paul A. Selden
Published by the
British Arachnological Society
416 pages. ISBN 0 9500093 3 4
This is the first book to be published by the Society in its
occasional publications series. Gary Polis was known and loved by many
arachnologists and ecologists, particularly for his work on scorpions in Baja
California. He was taken from us along with Japanese colleagues and students in
a violent storm in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, on the way to field work on 27th
March 2000. This collection of papers is a tribute to his arachnological work.
- Scorpions and their sister-group relationships
- Phylogeny of the family Euscorpiidae Laurie, 1896: a major
- Substratum specialization and speciation in southern African
scorpions: the Effect Hypothesis revisited.
- Phylogeny of the "hirsutus" group of the genus
Hadrurus Thorell, 1876 based on morphology and mitochondrial DNA
- First record of a troglobitic ischnurid scorpion from
Australasia (Scorpiones: Ischnuridae).
- A new species of Compsobuthus Vachon, 1949 from central
Oman (Scorpiones: Buthidae).
- A new species of Compsobuthus Vachon, 1949 from Iran
- A new genus and species of psammophilic scorpion from eastern
Iran (Scorpiones: Buthidae).
- Synonymy of some Uroplectes Peters, 1861 (Scorpiones:
- A new species of Broteochactas Pocock, 1890 from
Brazilian Amazonia (Scorpiones: Chactidae).
- Two new species of Orobothriurus Maury, 1976, from
Argentina and Peru, with comments on the systematics of the genus
- Descriptions of two new species of Vaejovis C.L.Koch,
1836 from Mexico, with a redescription of Vaejovis pusillus
Pocock, 1898 (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae).
- Scorpions of Anatolia: ecological patterns. Mitochondrial DNA
reveals a deep, divergent phylogeny in Centruroides exilicauda
(Wood, 1863) (Scorpiones: Buthidae).
- Scorpions of the Greater Antilles, with the description of a new
troglobitic species (Scorpiones: Diplocentridae).
- Scorpions of Slovenia: a faunistic and biogeographical survey.
- Scorpions of Austria.
- Euscorpius carpathicus (L., 1767) in Austria:
phylogenetic position clarified by mitochondrial DNA analysis
- Scorpions of Switzerland: summary of a faunistic survey.
- New records of scorpions from the central and eastern
Mediterranean area: biogeographical comments, with special reference
to the Greek species.
- First record of Mesobuthus eupeus (C.L.Koch) from central
Anatolia (Scorpiones: Buthidae).
- The northern boundary of scorpions in Central Asia.
- Allometry of offspring size and number in scorpions.
- Night vision in desert scorpions.
- Electrophysiological properties of sensory neurons in peg
sensilla of Centruroides vittatus (Say, 1821) (Scorpiones:
- Patterns of allometry and asymmetry of body characters and
spermatophores in Bothriurus bonariensis (C.L.Koch, 1842)
- Asymmetries in the arterial system of some Australian
Urodacus (Scorpiones: Urodacidae).
- Scorpion reproductive strategies, potential and longevity: an
- Is Tityus uruguayensis Borelli, 1901 really
- A coumarin as a fluorescent compound in scorpion cuticle.
- Development of the pectines in embryos of Paruroctonus
mesaensis Stahnke, 1957 (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae).
- The pioneering contributions of Francesco Redi and Holger
Jacobaeus to the anatomy and reproductive biology of Euscorpius
flavicaudis (De Geer, 1778) in the seventeenth century
- Scorpions and spiders in mythology and folklore.