VICTOR FET


Professor,

Department of Biological Sciences,

Marshall University,

Huntington, West Virginia 25755-2510, USA 


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Contact                                                                             
Phone (304) 696-3116 
Fax (304) 696-7136 
Email 
fet@marshall.edu

Background

Ph.D., Zoological Institute, Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1984 
B.S./M.S., University of Novosibirsk, Russia, 1976 

 

1995-present: Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, USA

1990-1995: Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

1988-1990: postdoc, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

1976-1987: zoologist, national parks of Turkmenistan (Central Asia).

 

Teaching Experience:  

 

Genetics, Principles of Evolution, Biogeography, Introduction to Biology, DNA Technology, Human Genetics, Biotechnology, Invertebrate Zoology, Parasitology.   



Research Interests  

 

My interests lie in various aspects of evolution, genetics, biogeography and taxonomy of scorpions - which demonstrate remarkable adaptations and diversity acquired in their 400,000,000 years of known evolutionary history.

 

My research involves reconstructing scorpion evolution and phylogeny with molecular techniques, particularly mitochondrial DNA PCR and sequence analysis - the same methods as are used in forensic science, DNA fingerprinting/barcoding, and genetic engineering. I am also interested in taxonomy, systematics, paleontology, morphology, and various phenomena specific to scorpions, including in particular their sensory organs. I also collaborate on projects in molecular evolution of other animals.

 

I am actively involved in systematics, faunistics, and taxonomy of scorpions, and published widely on this subject. With my co-authors, I published the Catalog of the Scorpions of the World (1758-1998) (2000), a "yellow pages" book listing about 1300 species and 170 genera of the existing scorpions, plus about 100 fossil species.

 

Another aspect of my research concerns evolution, biodiversity, and biogeography of desert and mountain animals and biotas, especially in Central Asia and the Balkans. I work with local collectives of biologists as an editor on production of definitive monographs in biodiversity and biogeography. Two of such monographic works have been published, Biogeography and Ecology of Turkmenistan (1994) and Biogeography and Ecology of Bulgaria (2007).

 

I have traveled intensively with research purposes, both for field work and museum work. In 2001-2002, the National Geographic Society sponsored my expedition to Central Asian deserts to study scorpions there. My overseas field travels over many years took me to Mexico, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Austria, France, Russia, Slovenia, and New Zealand; I worked with scorpion collections in the natural history museums of the USA, England, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Russia, and Bulgaria, and studied collections loaned from dozens of other museums. I run a number of cooperative projects with researchers from many countries. In 2005, I was on a sabbatical leave as a Fulbright Scholar Program grant recipient in Bulgaria; and in 2012, on a sabbatical leave as a Fulbright Scholar Program grant recipient in Greece.

I am also the editor (together with Michael E. Soleglad) of "Euscorpius", the Occasional Publications in Scorpiology, an online peer-reviewed research journal and the only research periodical completely devoted to scorpions, mainly to their systematics. 

Since its inception in 2001, "Euscorpius" published 187 issues authored by 127 zoologists from 30 countries (USA, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.)  In 2002-2014, 145 new species from 50 countries (Afghanistan, Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Lithuania (amber), Malagasy Republic, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Somalia, Somaliland, Suriname, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yemen) and 13 new genera of scorpions have been described in “Euscorpius”.

My additional interests within biological sciences concern history of biology, especially in my native

Russia. Recently, I completed a translation into English of a seminal and nearly forgotten Russian work on symbiogenesis by Boris M. Kozo-Polyansky (1924). The book was published in May 2010 by Harvard University Press. This work was co-edited, encouraged and promoted by Professor Lynn Margulis (1938-2011), the leading authority on symbiogenesis and the original author of the serial endosymbiotic theory (SET) of eukaryotic cell origin. On 24 September 2010, Professor Margulis came to Marshall University to celebrate publication of this important book.

 

 

  


                                                                             

PUBLICATIONS:  

[for non-biology publications, mainly in Russian, see Avgust & Gustav website and also Other Publications]

 

 

 Books

 

Babkov, V. V.  2013. The Dawn of Human Genetics. Translated from Russian by Victor Fet.

Edited by James Schwartz. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. 808 pp.  Order on Amazon.

 

Kozo-Polyansky, B. M.  2010.  Symbiogenesis: A New Principle of Evolution. 

Translated from Russian by Victor Fet. Edited by Victor Fet & Lynn Margulis.  Introduction by Peter H. Raven.  CambridgeLondon: Harvard University Press, 198 pp.  Order on Amazon.

 

Fet, V. & A. Popov (eds). 2007. Biogeography and Ecology of Bulgaria. Springer, 687 pp. 

 

Fet, V. & P. A. Selden (eds). 2001. Scorpions 2001. In Memoriam Gary A. Polis. Burnham Beeches, Bucks: British Arachnological Society, UK, 450 pp.

 

Fet, V., W. D. Sissom, G. Lowe & M. E. Braunwalder. 2000.  Catalog of the Scorpions of the World (1758-1998)  New York: New York Entomological Society, 690 pp.

 

Fet, V. & K. I. Atamuradov (eds). 1994.  Biogeography and Ecology of Turkmenistan. DordrechtBoston: Kluwer Academic, 650 pp. 

 

Journal Papers & Book Chapters:  

http://www.science.marshall.edu/fet/euscorpius/beanybaby%20scorpion.JPG  2014

(in press) Fet, V. 2014. Notes on Nabokov's childhood entomology. In: Fine Lines: Nabokov's Art and Science Ed. by Stephen Blackwell and Kurt Johnson. Yale Univesity Press.

 

Fet, V., M.E. Soleglad, A. Parmakelis, P. Kotsakiozi & I. Stathi. 2014. Two new species of Euscorpius from Euboea Island, Greece (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Arthropoda Selecta, 23 (2): 111-126. PDF file

 

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Benli, M., E. A. Yağmur & V. Fet. 2013. Etudes on iurids, VII. An SEM study of external morphology of Calchas birulai Fet et al., 2009 (Scorpiones: Iuridae). Euscorpius, 164: 131. PDF file

Fet, V. 2013a. [Fantastic person, fantastic life]. Fantasticheskie - i chelovek, i sud'ba / Фантастические - и человек, и судьба. Priroda [Nature] (Moscow, Russia), 4: 83-87 (in Russian) [about the life of Raissa L. Berg (1913-2006)].    

 

Fet, V. 2013b. [Notes on scorpions and scorpiologists]. Zametki o skorpionakh i skorpiologakh / Заметки о скорпионах и скорпиологах. Priroda [Nature] (Moscow, Russia), 10: 52-58 (in Russian). PDF file

 

Fet, V. 2013c. [Notes on Nabokov's childhood entomology]. Zametki o detskoy entomologii Nabokova / Заметки о детской энтомологии Набокова. In: Poberezhye, 21. Philadelphia (in Russian).

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, A. Parmakelis, P. Kotsakiozi & I. Stathi. 2013a. Three more species of Euscorpius confirmed for Greece (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Euscorpius, 165: 1−27. PDF file 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, A. Parmakelis, P. Kotsakiozi & I. Stathi. 2013b. A new species of Euscorpius from Tinos Island, Greece (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 23: 310. PDF file

Navidpour, S., M.E. Soleglad, V. Fet & F. Kovařík. 2013. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part IX. Hormozgan Province, with description of Odontobuthus tavighiae sp. n. (Buthidae). Euscorpius, 170: 1−29 PDF file 

Parmakelis, A., P. Kotsakiozi, G. Tropea, E.A. Yağmur, I. Stathi, V. Fet & M.Е. Soleglad. 2013. DNA markers confirm presence of Euscorpius avcii Tropea et al., 2012 (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) on Samos Island, Greece. Euscorpius, 161: 16. (31 May 2013)  PDF file

Parmakelis, A., I. Stathi, P. Kotsakiozi, S. Poulikarakou & V. Fet. 2013. Hidden diversity of Euscorpius (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) in Greece revealed by multilocus species-delimitation approaches. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 110: 728−748.

Tropea, G., V. Fet, A. Parmakelis, P. Kotsakiozi & I. Stathi. 2013. A new species of Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 from Peloponnese, Greece (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Euscorpius, 169: 1−11. PDF file

Yağmur, E.A., M.E. Soleglad, V. Fet & F. Kovařík. 2013. Etudes on iurids, VI. Further revision of Calchas Birula, 1899 (Scorpiones: Iuridae), with a description of a new genus and two new species. Euscorpius, 159: 1−37.   PDF file

 

 

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Fet, V. 2012. [Slanted truths of Lynn Мargulis]. Nepryamye istiny Lynn Мargulis / Непрямые истины Линн Маргулис. Priroda [Nature] (Moscow, Russia), 8: 67-71 (in Russian).  PDF file;    English translation (unpublished)

 

Fet, V. 2012. [Toward the history of study of symbiogenesis. On the English translation of B. M. Kozo-Polyansky’s A New Principle of Biology (1924) ]  K istorii izucheniya simbiogeneza. O perevode na angliiskii yazyk knigi B.M.Kozo-PolyanskogoNovyy printsip biologii” (1924) / К истории изучения симбиогенеза. O переводe на английский язык книги Б.М. Козо-Полянского «Новый принцип биологии» (1924). Istoriko-biologicheskie issledovaniya [Studies in Historical Biology], St. Petersburg, Russia, 4(2): 125-129 (in Russian, with English summary).  PDF file

 

Graham, M.R., V. Oláh-Hemmings & V. Fet. 2012. Phylogeography of co-distributed dune scorpions identifies the Amu Darya River as a long-standing component of Central Asian biogeography (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Zoology in the Middle East, 55: 95−110.  PDF file

 

Graham, M.R., P. Stoev, N. Akkari, G. Blagoev & V. Fet. 2012. Euscorpius sicanus (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) from Tunisia: DNA barcoding confirms ancient disjunctions across the Mediterranean Sea. Serket, 25: 16-26.   PDF file

 

Graham, M.R., M.M. Webber, G. Blagoev, N. Ivanova & V. Fet. 2012. Molecular and morphological evidence supports the elevation of Euscorpius germanus croaticus Di Caporiacco, 1950 (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) to Euscorpius croaticus stat. nov., a rare species from Croatia. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 21: 4150.  PDF file

 

Karataş, A., V. Fet & M.M. Gharkheloo. 2012. On the type locality of Mesobuthus vesiculatus (Pocock, 1899) (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Euscorpius, 147: 1−3.   PDF file

 

Navidpour, S., V. Fet, F. Kovařík & M.E. Soleglad. 2012. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part VIII. Fars Province. Euscorpius, 139: 132.  PDF file  

 

Soleglad, M.E., V. Fet, F. Kovařík & E.A. Yağmur. 2012. Etudes on iurids, V. Further revision of Iurus Thorell, 1876 (Scorpiones: Iuridae), with a description of a new genus and two new species. Euscorpius, 143: 170.  PDF file

 

Soleglad, M.E., F. Kovařík & V. Fet. 2012. A new species of Pseudochactas (Scorpiones: Pseudochactidae) from Afghanistan. Boletin de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 50: 8998.  PDF file  

 

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Fet, V. 2011a. [Nabokov’s biogeographic mosaic]. Biogeograficheskaya mozaika Nabokova / Биогеографическая мозаика Набокова. Priroda [Nature] (Moscow, Russia), 10: 8895 (in Russian). PDF file

 

Fet, V. 2011b. Symbiogenesis in Russia. Pp. 153158 in: Margulis, L., C.A. Asikainen & W. Krumbein (eds). Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 321 pp.

 

Fet, V., D.E. Shcherbakov & M.E. Soleglad. 2011. The first record of Upper Permian and Lower Triassic scorpions from Russia (Chelicerata: Scorpiones). Euscorpius, 121: 1−16. PDF file

 

Fet, V., M.E. Soleglad & S.L. Zonstein. 2011. The genus Akrav Levy, 2007 (Scorpiones: Akravidae) revisited. Euscorpius, 134: 1−49.   PDF file

 

Kovařík, F., Е.А. Yağmur, V. Fet & S. Navidpour. 2011. On two subspecies of Mesobuthus eupeus (C. L. Koch, 1839) in Turkey (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Euscorpius, 109: 1−15. PDF file  

 

Soleglad, M. E., V. Fet & G. Lowe. 2011. Contributions to scorpion systematics. IV. Observations on the Hadrurus spadix” subgroup with a description of a new species (Scorpiones: Caraboctonidae). Euscorpius, 112: 1−36PDF file

 

Navidpour, S., M. Ezatkhah, F. Kovařík, M.E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2011. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part VII. Kerman Province. Euscorpius, 131: 132.  PDF file  

 

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Fet, V. 2010а. Scorpions of Europe. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 62(1): 312.  PDF file

 

Fet, V. 2010b. Foreword. P. 5 in: Stockmann, R. & E. Ythier. Scorpions of the World. N.A.P. Editions, 568 pp.    

 

Guerrero, R., L. Margulis & V. Fet.  2010. [Darwin-Wallace Paradigm Shift: Ten days that failed to shake the world]. Sdvig paradigm Darvinom i Uollesom: Desyatdnei, kotorye ne potryasli mir. / Сдвиг парадигм Дарвином и Уоллесом: Десять дней, которые не потрясли мир. Istoriko-biologicheskie issledovaniya [Studies in Historical Biology], St. Petersburg, Russia, 2(1): 83-88 (in Russian, translated by V. Fet).  PDF file


Kovařík, F., V. Fet, M. E. Soleglad & E. A. Yağmur. 2010. Etudes on iurids, III. Revision of the genus Iurus Thorell, 1876 (Scorpiones: Iuridae), with a description of two new species from Turkey. Euscorpius, 95: 1–212.  PDF file

 

Navidpour, S., H. H. Nayebzadeh, M. E. Soleglad, V. Fet, F. Kovařík & M. H. Kayedi. 2010. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part VI. Lorestan Province. Euscorpius, 99: 123.  PDF file

 

Soleglad M. E. & V. Fet. 2010. Further observations on scorpion genera Hadrurus and Hoffmannihadrurus (Scorpiones, Caraboctonidae). ZooKeys, 59: 113.  PDF file    

 

Stathi, I., V. Fet & M. E. Soleglad. 2010. Etudes on iurids, IV. Observations on Calchas gruberi from Megisti Island, Greece (Scorpiones: Iuridae). Euscorpius, 101: 1–9.  PDF file

 

 

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Fet, V., H. El-Hennawy, M. E. Braunwalder & J. L. Cloudsley-Thompson. 2009. The first observation on scorpion biogeography by Aristotle. Boletin de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 44: 147150. PDF file

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & F. Kovařík. 2009. Etudes on iurids, II. Revision of genus Calchas Birula, 1899, with the description of two new species (Scorpiones: Iuridae). Euscorpius, 82: 172. PDF file

 

Marusik, Yu. & V. Fet. 2009a. A survey of East Palaearctic Hersiliola Thorell, 1870 (Araneae, Hersiliidae), with a description of three new genera. ZooKeys, 16: 75114. PDF file

 

Marusik, Yu. & V. Fet. 2009b. Book review: Species and Communities in Extreme Environments. Festschrift towards the 75th Anniversary and a Laudatio in Honour of Academician Yuri Ivanovich Chernov. Pensoft Publishers & KMK Scientific Press: Sofia-Moscow, 2 vols., 494 pp. BioRisk, 2: 7376. PDF file.

 

Pirali-Kheirabadi, K., S. Navidpour, V. Fet, F. Kovařík & M. E. Soleglad. 2009. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part V. Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiyari Province. Euscorpius, 78: 1–23. PDF file

 

Soleglad, M. E., F. Kovařík & V. Fet. 2009. Etudes on iurids, I. The orthobothriotaxic pattern in Iuridae, with observations on neobothriotaxy in genus Iurus (Scorpiones: Iuridae). Euscorpius, 79: 121. PDF file

 

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Brewer, M., M. Graham, V. Fet & M. Soleglad. 2008. Scorpion serrula: an enigmatic structure under SEM. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Sciencе, Abstracts of the 82nd Annual Session, Marshall University, March 31, 2007, 79(1): 30 (published May 2008).

 

Fet, V.  2008a. Zoological label as literary form. The Nabokovian (University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas), 60: 18–26.

 

Fet, V.  2008b. Hersiliola brachyplura Strand, 1913 belongs to Oecobius (Araneae: Oecobiidae). Zootaxa, 1849: 67. (PDF file available upon request) 

 

Fet, V. & M.D. Golubovsky. 2008. Vavilov’s vision for genetics was among Stalin’s many victims. Nature, 455: 27.  PDF file

 

Fet, V. & L. Margulis. 2008. [Symbiogenesis and B.M. Kozo-Polyansky]. Simbiogenez i B.M. Kozo-Polyansky / Симбиогенез и Б.M. Козо-Полянский. In: Sovremennoe sostoyanie, problemy i perspektivy regional’nykh botanicheskikh issledovanii [Current Status, Issues, and Perspectives of Regional Botanical Studies]. Materials of the International Conference, 6-8 February 2008, Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russia (in Russian).  PDF file

 

Fet, V. & M. E. Soleglad. 2008. Cladistic analysis of superfamily Iuroidea, with emphasis on subfamily Hadrurinae (Scorpiones: Iurida). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 43: 255–281.  PDF file  

 

Kaltsas, D., I. Stathi & V. Fet. 2008. Scorpions of the Eastern Mediterranean. Pp. 209-246 In: Makarov, S.E. & R.N. Dimitrijević (eds.). Advances in Arachnology and Developmental Biology. Papers dedicated to Prof. Dr. Božidar P.M. Ćurčić. Vienna-Belgrade-Sofia, 517 pp.  PDF file

 

Navidpour, S., F. Kovařík, M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2008a. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part I. Khoozestan Province. Euscorpius, 65: 1–41.   PDF file

 

Navidpour, S., M. E. Soleglad, V. Fet & F. Kovařík. 2008b. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part II. Bushehr Province. Euscorpius, 67: 1–33.  PDF file

 

Navidpour, S., V. Fet, F. Kovařík & M. E. Soleglad. 2008c. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part III. Ilam Province. Euscorpius, 69: 1–29.  PDF file

 

Navidpour, S., F. Kovařík, M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2008d. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part IV. Kohgilouyeh & Boyer Ahmad Province. Euscorpius, 74: 1–24.  PDF file

 

Novikova, O., V. Fet & A. Blinov. 2008. Non-LTR retrotransposons in fungi. Functional and Integral Genomics, Aug. 2  PDF file

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2008. Contributions to scorpion systematics. III. Subfamilies Smeringurinae and Syntropinae (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Euscorpius, 71: 1–115. PDF file

 

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Fet, V. & M. E. Soleglad. 2007a. Fauna and zoogeography of scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones) in Bulgaria. Pp. 405–422 In: Fet, V. & A. Popov (eds). Biogeography and Ecology of Bulgaria. Springer.  PDF file

 

Fet, V. & M. E. Soleglad. 2007b. Synonymy of Parabroteas montezuma Penther, 1913 and designation of neotype for Vaejovis mexicanus C. L. Koch, 1836 (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 41: 251–263.  PDF file

 

Jones, M., B. Gantenbein, V. Fet & M. Blaxter. 2007. The effect of model choice on phylogenetic inference using mitochondrial sequence data: Lessons from the scorpions. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 43(2): 583–595.  PDF file

 

Kovařík, F., M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2007. A new species of scorpions in the "Charmus" group from India (Scorpiones: Buthoidea). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomologica Aragonesa, 40: 201–209.  PDF file

 

Lushnikova, T., V. Fet & W. I. Towler. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis and genomic structure of the cone photoreceptor gene, NCKX2 (SLC24A2). Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Sciencе, 2006, 78(2): 33–47 (published July 2007).

 

Novikova, O., V. Fet & A. Blinov. 2007a. LTR retrotransposons in the Aspergillus fumigatus and A. nidulans genomes. Molecular Biology 41(5): 756–763 (also in Russian: Molekulyarnaya Biologiya 41(5): 830–838).  PDF file

 

Novikova, O., V. Fet & A. Blinov. 2007b. Homology-dependent inactivation of LTR retrotransposons in Aspergillus fumigatus and A. nidulans genomes. Molecular Biology 41(5): 886–893.

 

Novikova, O., E. Śliwińska, V. Fet, J. Settele, A. Blinov & M. Woyciechowski. 2007. CR1 clade of non-LTR retrotransposons from Maculinea butterflies (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae): evidence for recent horizontal transmission. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7(1): 93 (19 pp).  PDF file

 

Soleglad, M. E., G. Lowe & V. Fet. 2007. Systematic observations on the scorpion genus Syntropis, with description of two new species (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 40: 119–136.  PDF file

 

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Baptista, C., J. A. Santiago-Blay, M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet.  2006. The Cretaceous scorpion genus, Archaeobuthus, revisited (Scorpiones: Archaeobuthidae). Euscorpius, 35: 1–40.  PDF file

 

Chowell, G., P. Díaz-Dueńas, R. Bustos-Saldańa, A. Alemán Mireles & V. Fet.  2006. Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of scorpionism in Colima, Mexico (2000-2001). Toxicon, 47: 753–758.

 

Fet, V.  2006. Wanderings under the constellation of Scorpio. Science First Hand [Novosibirsk, Russia],  6(11): 83–94 (a popular article). PDF file; Russian version: Stranstviya pod sozvezdiem Skorpiona. Nauka iz pervykh ruk, 6(11): 111–121  PDF file

 

Fet, V., M.S. Brewer, M. E. Soleglad & D.P.A. Neff.  2006. Constellation array: a new sensory structure in scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomologica Aragonesa, 38: 269–278.  PDF file

 

Fet, V., B. Gantenbein, Ay. Karataş & A. Karataş. 2006. An extremely low genetic divergence across the range of Euscorpius italicus (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Journal of Arachnology, 34(1): 248–253.  PDF file

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & M. S. Brewer. 2006. Laterobasal aculear serrations (LAS) in scorpion family Vaejovidae (Scorpiones: Chactoidea). Euscorpius, 45: 1–19. PDF file  (or in four high-resolution files: part 1,  part 2,  part 3,  part 4)

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, M. S. Brewer, D. P. A. Neff & M. L. Norton. 2006a. Constellation array in scorpion genera Paruroctonus, Smeringurus, Vejovoidus, and Paravaejovis (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Euscorpius, 41: 1–15. PDF file

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, M. S. Brewer, D. P. A. Neff & M. L. Norton. 2006b. Vestigial serrula in scorpion genera Paruroctonus, Smeringurus, Vejovoidus, and Paravaejovis (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Euscorpius, 49: 1–20.  PDF in low resolution: part 1 and part 2; or in high resolution in 6 parts: part 1,  part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6.

 

Glushkov, S., O. Novikova, A. Blinov & V. Fet.  2006.  Divergent non-LTR retrotransposon lineages from the genomes of scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones).  Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 275: 288–296. PDF file

 

Graham, M.R. & V. Fet. 2006. Serrula in retrospect: a historical look at scorpion literature (Scorpiones: Orthosterni). Euscorpius, 48: 1–19.  PDF file

 

Kovařík, F. & V. Fet.  2006a. Taxonomic position of the genus Simonoides Vachon et Farzanpay, 1987, and description of a new species of Orthochirus Karsch from Iran (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Euscorpius, 38: 1–10. PDF file

 

Kovařík, F. & V. Fet.  2006b. Taxonomic position of the genus Sassanidotus Farzanpay, 1987 (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Euscorpius, 39: 1–9.  PDF file

 

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet.  2006. Contributions to scorpion systematics. II. Stahnkeini, a new tribe in scorpion family Vaejovidae (Scorpiones: Chactoidea). Euscorpius, 40: 1–32.  PDF file

 

Teruel, R., V. Fet & M. R. Graham. 2006. The first mitochondrial DNA phylogeny of Cuban Buthidae (Scorpiones: Buthoidea). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 39: 219–226.  PDF file

 

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Acosta, L. E. & V. Fet.  2005. Nomenclatural notes in Scorpiones (Arachnida). Zootaxa, 934: 1–12.  PDF file

 

Fet, V. &  M. E. Braunwalder.  2005. Systematik und Bestimmung / Sistematica e determinazione. Pp. 17–50 In: Braunwalder, M. E. Fauna Helvetica 13. Scorpiones (Arachnida). Centre suisse de cartographie de la Faune / Schweizerische Entomologische Gesellschaft, Neuchâtel, 240 pp. (parallel text in German and Italian). PDF file

 

Fet, V. & M. E. Soleglad.  2005. Contributions to scorpion systematics. I. On recent changes in high-level taxonomy. Euscorpius, 31: 1–13.  PDF file

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & G. Lowe.  2005. A new trichobothrial character for the high-level systematics of Buthoidea (Scorpiones: Buthida). Euscorpius, 23: 1–40.  PDF file

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, Yu. V. Mosseichik & D. E. Shcherbakov. 2005 [A scorpion from a peatbog: the first arthropod fossil from the Late Viséan of the Moscow Coal Basin]. In: Durante, M. V. & I. A. Ignatyev (eds), Plant World in Space and Time. Collection of scientific papers, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of academician V.V Menner (1905-1989). GEOS, Moscow: 163–166 (in Russian).   PDF file  See also Fet et al. 2004 (in English.)

 

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, I. A. Gantenbein-Ritter & F. Balloux.  2005. Evidence for recombination in scorpion mitochondrial DNA (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, 272(1564): 697–704.  PDF file

 

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet.  2005a. A new scorpion genus (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae) from Mexico. Euscorpius, 24: 1–13.  PDF file

 

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet.  2005b. The genus Auyantepuia González-Sponga, 1978 is confirmed as a synonym of Broteochactas Pocock, 1893 (Scorpiones: Chactidae). Euscorpius, 29: 1–14.  PDF file

 

Soleglad, M. E., V. Fet & F. Kovařík.  2005. The systematic position of the scorpion genera Heteroscorpion Birula, 1903 and Urodacus Peters, 1861 (Scorpiones: Scorpionoidea). Euscorpius, 20: 1–38.  PDF file

 

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Fet, V. & D. D. Gaffin.  2004. Preface. Proceedings of the 3d Scorpiology Symposium, American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting, Norman, Oklahoma, 28 June 2004. Euscorpius, 17: i-–v.   PDF file of the Proceedings

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & B. Gantenbein. 2004. The Euroscorpion: genus Euscorpius (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Proceedings of the 3d Scorpiology Symposium, American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting, Norman, Oklahoma, 23-27 June 2004. Euscorpius, 17: 47–59.   PDF file of the Proceedings

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & A. V. Gromov. 2004. The platypus of a scorpion: genus Pseudochactas (Scorpiones: Pseudochactidae). Proceedings of the 3d Scorpiology Symposium, American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting, Norman, Oklahoma, 28 June 2004. Euscorpius, 17: 61–68.   PDF file of the Proceedings.

 

See also the abstracts of the first "Scorpion Symposium", Los Angeles, June 1985

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & F. Kovařík. 2004. Subfamily Lisposominae revisited (Scorpiones: Bothriuridae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 10: 195–209.  PDF file

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, Yu. V. Mosseichik & D.E. Shcherbakov. 2004. A scorpion from a peatbog: the first arthropod fossil from the Late Viséan of the Moscow Coal Basin. Euscorpius, 13: 1–5.  PDF file  See also Fet et al. 2005 (in Russian).

 

Fet, V., M.E. Soleglad, D. P. A. Neff & I. Stathi. 2004. Tarsal armature in the superfamily Iuroidea (Scorpiones: Iurida). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 10: 17–40.  PDF file

 

Santiago-Blay, J.A., V. Fet, M.E. Soleglad & S.R. Anderson. 2004. A new genus and subfamily of scorpions from Lower Cretaceous Burmese amber (Scorpiones: Chaerilidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 9: 3–14.   PDF file

 

Santiago-Blay, J.A., V. Fet, M.E. Soleglad & P.R. Craig. 2004. The second Cretaceous scorpion specimen from Burmese amber (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 2(2): 147–152.  PDF file

 

Santiago-Blay, J.A., M.E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2004. A redescription and family placement of Uintascorpio Perry, 1995 from the Parachute Creek Member of the Green River Formation (Middle Eocene) of Colorado, USA (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 10: 7–16. PDF file

 

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2004. The systematics of scorpion subfamily Uroctoninae (Scorpiones: Chactidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 10: 81–128.  PDF file

 

Teruel, R., V. Fet & L. de Armas. 2004. A note on the scorpions from the Pirin Mountains, southwestern Bulgaria (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Euscorpiidae). Euscorpius, 14: 1–11. PDF file

 

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Fet, V.  2003a. The Crimean scorpion, Euscorpius tauricus (C.L. Koch, 1837) (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae): an endemic species supported by mitochondrial DNA evidence. Arthropoda Selecta (Moscow, Russia), 11(4): 271–276.  PDF file

 

Fet, V. 2003b. To spell or not to spell: again on Rowlandius jarmillae Armas & Cockendolpher, 2001 (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnologia, 8: 44. PDF file

 

Fet, V., B. Gantenbein, A. V. Gromov, G. Lowe & W. R. Lourenço. 2003. The first molecular phylogeny of Buthidae (Scorpiones). Euscorpius, 4: 1–10. PDF file

 

Fet, V., Ay. Karataş, E. V. Fet  & A. Karataş. 2003. First data on the molecular phylogeny of Euscorpius (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) from Turkey. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 82 (12): 1518–1521 (Moscow, Russia) (in Russian; English summary).  PDF file . English translation published in: Entomological Review, 2003, 83, Suppl. 2: 249-252  PDF file

 

Fet, V. & F. Kovařík. 2003. A record of Euscorpius (Polytrichobothrius) italicus (Herbst, 1800) (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) in Iraq. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae (Prague, Czech Republic), 67: 179–181.  PDF file

 

Fet, V. & C. Messing. 2003. Case 3270. Isometrinae Clark, 1917 (Echinodermata, Crinoidea):  proposed emendation of spelling to Isometrainae to remove homonymy with Isometrinae Kraepelin, 1891 (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Bulletin of the Zoological Nomenclature (UK), 60(4): 293–296.  PDF file

 

See also ICZN Opinion 2132 (2005) which approved the scorpion subfamily name Isometrinae (now in synonymy).

 

Fet, E. V., D. Neff, M. Graham & V. Fet. 2003. Metasoma of Orthochirus (Scorpiones: Buthidae): are scorpions evolving a new sensory organ? Revista Ibérica de Aracnologia, 8: 69–72.  PDF file

 

Fet, V., M. E. Petersen & G. S. Slyusarev. 2003. Case 3151. Rhopalurusinae Bücherl, 1971 (Arachnida, Scorpiones: Buthidae): proposed conservation as the correct spelling to remove homonymy with Rhopaluridae Stunkard, 1937 (Orthonectida). Bulletin of the Zoological Nomenclature (UK), 60(1): 23–25. PDF file

 

Fet, V. , M. E. Soleglad, B. Gantenbein, V. Vignoli, N. Salomone, E. V. Fet & P. J. Schembri. 2003. New molecular and morphological data on the “Euscorpius carpathicus” species complex (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) from Italy, Malta, and Greece justify the elevation of E. c. sicanus (C. L. Koch, 1837) to the species level. Revue suisse de Zoologie, 110(2): 355–379.  PDF file

 

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet & A. V. Gromov. 2003. The first DNA phylogeny of four species of Mesobuthus Vachon, 1950 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Eurasia. Journal of Arachnology, 31(3): 412–420.  PDF file

 

Kovařík, F. & V. Fet. 2003. Scorpion Euscorpius (Euscorpius) tergestinus (C. L. Koch, 1837) (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) in central Bohemia. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae (Prague, Czech Republic), 67: 189–192.  PDF file

 

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2003a. The scorpion sternum: structure and phylogeny (Scorpiones: Orthosterni). Euscorpius, 5: 1–34.  PDF file

 

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2003b. High-level systematics and phylogeny of the extant scorpions (Scorpiones: Orthosterni). Euscorpius, 11: 1–175.  PDF file  

 

Review of Soleglad & Fet (2003b) by J. L. Cloudsley-Thompson in the Newsletter of British Arachnological Society.

 

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Fet, V. 2002. Correction of the original spelling for Rowlandius jarmillae Armas & Cokendolpher, 2001 (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 5: 90. PDF file

 

Fet, V., M. E. Braunwalder & H. D. Cameron. 2002. Scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) described by Linnaeus. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society, 12(4): 176–182. PDF file

 

Fet, V., B. Gantenbein, E. V. Fet & V. Popa. 2002. Euscorpius carpathicus (Linnaeus, 1767) from Romania (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae): mitochondrial DNA data.  Biogeographica (Paris), 78(4): 141–147. PDF file

 

Fet, V. & M. E. Soleglad. 2002. Morphology analysis supports presence of more than one species in the “Euscorpius carpathicus” complex (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Euscorpius, 3: 1–51. PDF file

 

Gantenbein, B., M. E. Soleglad, V. Fet, P. Crucitti & E. V. Fet. 2002. Euscorpius naupliensis (C. L. Koch, 1837) (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae): elevation to the species level justified by molecular and morphology data. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 6: 13–43.  PDF file

 

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Capes, E. M. & V. Fet. 2001. A redescription of the scorpion genus Plesiobuthus Pocock, 1900 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Pakistan. Entomologische Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum Hamburg, 13(164): 295–304. PDF file

 

Fet, V. & G. Bechly. 2001. Case 3120a. Liochelidae, fam. nov. (Scorpiones): proposed introduction as a substitute name for Ischnuridae Simon, 1879, as an alternative to the suggested emendment of Ischnurinae Fraser, 1957 (Insecta, Odonata) to Ischnurainae in order to remove homonymy. Bulletin of the Zoological Nomenclature, 58(4): 280–281. PDF file

 

See also ICZN Opinion 2037, which approved the family name Liochelidae. However, this name is not valid: it is an available junior synonym of Hormurinae Laurie, 1896 (see Soleglad et al. 2005 for detailed discussion). The family name which should be used now is Hemiscorpiidae.

 

Fet, V., E. M. Capes & W. D. Sissom. 2001. Polisius, a new scorpion genus from Iran (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Pp. 183–190 in: Fet, V. & P. A. Selden (eds). Scorpions 2001. In Memoriam Gary A. Polis. Burnham Beeches, Bucks: British Arachnological Society. PDF file

 

Fet, V., M. Kuntner & B. Sket. 2001. Scorpions of Slovenia: a faunistic and biogeographical survey. Pp. 255–266 in: Fet, V. & P. A. Selden (eds). Scorpions 2001. In memoriam Gary A. Polis. Burnham Beeches, Bucks: British Arachnological Society.  PDF file

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & M. D. Barker. 2001. Phylogenetic analysis of the “hirsutus” group of the genus Hadrurus Thorell (Scorpiones: Iuridae) based on morphology and mitochondrial DNA. Pp. 139–160 in: Fet, V. & P. A. Selden (eds). Scorpions 2001. In Memoriam Gary A. Polis. Burnham Beeches, Bucks: British Arachnological Society.  PDF file

 

Frost, L., D. R. Butler, B. O'Dell &  V. Fet. 2001. A coumarin as a fluorescent compound in scorpions. Pp. 365–368 in: Fet, V. & P. A. Selden (eds). Scorpions 2001. In Memoriam Gary A. Polis. Burnham Beeches, Bucks: British Arachnological Society. PDF file

 

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, & M. D. Barker. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA markers reveal a deep, divergent phylogeny in Centruroides exilicauda (Wood) (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Pp. 235–244 in: Fet, V. & P. A. Selden (eds). Scorpions 2001. In Memoriam Gary A. Polis. Burnham Beeches, Bucks: British Arachnological Society.  PDF file

 

Gantenbein, B., M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2001. Euscorpius balearicus Caporiacco, 1950, stat. nov. (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae): molecular (allozymes and mtDNA) and morphological evidence for an endemic Balearic Islands species. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution, 1(4): 301–320. PDF file

 

Huber, D., B. Gantenbein, V. Fet & B. Scherabon, B. 2001. Euscorpius carpathicus (L.) from Austria (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae): phylogenetic position clarified by mitochondrial DNA analysis. Pp. 273–278 in: Fet, V. & P. A. Selden (eds). Scorpions 2001. In Memoriam Gary A. Polis. Burnham Beeches, Bucks: British Arachnological Society. PDF file

 

Komposch, C., B. Scherabon & V. Fet. 2001. Scorpions of Austria. Pp. 267–272 in: Fet, V. & P. A. Selden (eds). Scorpions 2001. In Memoriam Gary A. Polis. Burnham Beeches, Bucks: British Arachnological Society. PDF file

 

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2001. Evolution of scorpion orthobothriotaxy: a cladistic approach. Euscorpius, 1: 1–38. PDF file

 

Towler, W. I., J. Ponce Saavedra, B. Gantenbein & V. Fet. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA reveals divergent phylogeny in tropical Centruroides (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Mexico.  Biogeographica (Paris), 77(4): 157–172.  PDF file

 

Yamashita, T. & V. Fet. 2001.  Molecular approaches to biogeography.  Pp. 347–369 In:  Brownell P. H., and G. A. Polis (eds). Scorpion Biology and Research.  Oxford University Press, UK.

 

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Chapters in: Fet, V., W. D. Sissom, G. Lowe & M. E. Braunwalder. Catalog of the Scorpions of the World (1758-1998).  New York Entomological Society, New York, 690 pp.

Fet, V. 2000a. Family Chaerilidae. Pp. 323-328.

        Fet, V. 2000b. Family Heteroscorpionidae. Pp. 381-382. 

        Fet, V. 2000c. Family Ischnuridae. Pp. 383-408. 

        Fet, V. 2000d. Family Microcharmidae. Pp. 421-423.

        Fet, V. 2000e. Family Palaeopisthacanthidae. Pp. 424-425.

        Fet, V. 2000f.  Family Pseudochactidae. P. 426

        Fet, V. 2000g. Family Scorpionidae. Pp. 427-486.

        Fet, V. 2000h. Family Scorpiopidae. Pp. 383-408.

        Fet, V. 2000i.  Suborder Branchioscorpionina. Pp. 554-595.

        Fet, V. & G. Lowe. 2000. Family Buthidae. Pp. 54-286.

        Fet, V. & W. D. Sissom. 2000. Family Euscorpiidae. Pp. 355-381.

        Lowe, G. & V. Fet. 2000. Family Bothriuridae. Pp. 17-53.

        Sissom, W. D. & V. Fet. 2000a. Family Diplocentridae. Pp. 329-354.

        Sissom, W. D. & V. Fet. 2000b. Family Iuridae.  Pp. 409-420.

        Sissom, W. D. & V. Fet. 2000c. Family Troglotayosicidae. Pp. 501-502.

 

Fet, V. 2000j. Scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) from the Balkan Peninsula in the collections of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia. Historia Naturalis Bulgarica, 11: 47-60. PDF file

 

Fet, V. 2000k. Gary Allan Polis (1946-2000). Arthropoda Selecta (Moscow), 8(4): 293-295.  PDF file

 

Fet, V. 2000l. Gary Allan Polis (1946-2000). Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society, 89: 14-15.  PDF file

 

Fet, V. & G. Bechly. 2000. Case 3120. Ischnurainae Fraser, 1957 (Insecta, Odonata): proposed conservation as the correct spelling of Ischnurinae to remove homonymy with Ischnuridae Simon, 1879 (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Bulletin of the Zoological Nomenclature, 57(1): 26-28. PDF file

 

Fet, V. & M. E. Braunwalder. 2000a. Case 3119. Vachoniainae Maury, 1973 (Arachnida, Scorpiones): proposed conservation as the correct spelling to remove homonymy with Vachoniidae Chamberlin, 1947 (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones). Bulletin of the Zoological Nomenclature 57(1): 24-25. PDF file

 

Fet, V. & M. E. Braunwalder. 2000b. The scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) of the Aegean area: current problems in taxonomy and biogeography.  Belgian Journal of Zoology, 130 (Suppl. 1): 17-22.  PDF file

 

Fet, V., B. E. Hendrixson, W. D. Sissom & G. Levy. 2000. First record for the genus Mesobuthus Vachon, 1950 in Israel: Mesobuthus nigrocinctus (Ehrenberg, 1828), comb. n. (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Mt. Hermon. Israel Journal of Zoology, 46: 287-295. PDF file

 

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, M. Barker & A. Scholl. 2000. Nuclear and mitochondrial markers reveal the existence of two parapatric scorpion species in the Alps: Euscorpius germanus (C. L. Koch, 1837) and E. alpha Caporiacco, 1950, stat. nov. (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae). Revue suisse de Zoologie, 107(4): 843-869. PDF file

 

Scherabon, B., B. Gantenbein, V. Fet, M. Barker, M. Kuntner, C. Kropf & D. Huber. 2000. A new species of scorpion from Austria, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia: Euscorpius gamma Caporiacco, 1950, stat. nov. (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). In: Gajdoš P. & Pekár S. (eds): Proceedings of the 18th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Stará Lesná, 1999. Ekológia (Bratislava), Vol. 19, Supplement 3, pp. 253-262. PDF file

 

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Atamuradov, H. I., G. N. Fet, V. Fet, R. Valdez & W. R. Feldman. 1999. Biodiversity, genetic diversity, and protected areas in Turkmenistan. Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 9(1-2): 73-88.

 

Fet, V., K. Gerlach, W. Gladwell & M. Little. 1999. First mitochondrial DNA phylogenetic data from blacknose dace (Rhinichthys atratulus) (Cyprinidae, Osteichthyes) in West Virginia. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, 71(1): 2.

 

Fet, V., M. Barker & B. Gantenbein, B. 1999. Species-level variation of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene sequence: use in molecular systematics and biogeography. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, 71(1): 15.

 

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, C. Largiader & A. Scholl. 1999. First DNA phylogeny of the genus Euscorpius Thorell 1876 (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae) and its bearing on the taxonomy and biogeography of this genus. Biogeographica (Paris), 75(3): 59-72. PDF file.

 

Little, M., A. Tennant, V. Fet & D. Tarter. 1999. The presence of unique forms of the common minnow, Rhinichthys atratulus, in West Virginia streams. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, 71(1): 2.

 

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Braunwalder, M. E. & V. Fet. 1998. On publications about scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) by Hemprich and Ehrenberg (1828-1831). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society, 11(1): 29-35.  PDF file

 

Fet, V. 1998. Case 3026. Androctonus caucasicus Nordmann, 1840 (currently Mesobuthus caucasicus; Arachnida, Scorpiones): proposed conservation of the specific name. Bulletin of the Zoological Nomenclature, 55(1): 14-16.  PDF file; see also ICZN, Opinion 1933.

 

Fet, V., G. A. Polis & W. D. Sissom. 1998. Life in sandy deserts: the scorpion model. Journal of the Arid Environments (London), 39: 609-622.  PDF file

 

Sissom, W. D. & V. Fet. 1998.  Redescription of Compsobuthus matthiesseni (Scorpiones, Buthidae) from  Southwestern Asia. Journal of Arachnology, 26: 1-8.  PDF file

 

Sissom, W. D., V. Fet & M. E. Braunwalder. 1998. Case 3031. Paruroctonus Werner, 1934 (Arachnida, Scorpiones): proposed conservation. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 55(1): 17-19. PDF file;  see also ICZN, Opinion 1934

 

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Fet, V. 1997a. Neohemibuthus zarudnyi (Birula, 1903) from Iran, a senior synonym of N. kinzelbachi Lourenco, 1996 (Scorpiones, Buthidae). Revue Arachnologique, 12(6): 65-68. PDF file

 

Fet, V. 1997b. Note on Euscorpius carpathicus (Linnaeus, 1767) (Scorpiones, Chactidae) from the Crimea. Journal of Arachnology, 25: 106-108. PDF file

 

Fet, V. 1997c. Notes on the taxonomy of some Old World scorpions (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Chactidae, Ischnuridae, Scorpionidae). Journal of Arachnology, 25(3): 245-250. PDF file

 

Fet, V. & M. E. Braunwalder. 1997. On the true authorship and taxonomic history of Euscorpius germanus (C. L. Koch, 1837) (nec C. L. Koch, 1836; nec Schaeffer, 1766) (Scorpiones: Chactidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society, 10(8): 308-310.

 

Fet, V. & W. D. Sissom. 1997. A new generic synonymy in scorpions: Scorpiobuthus Werner 1939 = Uroplectes Peters 1862 (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Journal of Arachnology, 25(3): 408-409.  PDF file

 

Gitelman, S. E., M. Kobrin, A. Lee, V. Fet, K. Lyons and B. L. M. Hogan. 1997. Structure and sequence of the mouse Bmp6 gene. Mammalian Genome, 8: 212-214. PDF file

 

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Fet, V. 1994a. Fauna and zoogeography of scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones) in Turkmenistan. In V. Fet & K. I. Atamuradov (eds.), Biogeography and ecology of Turkmenistan (Monographiae Biologicae 72), pp. 525-534. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. PDF file

 

Fet, V. 1994b.  Introduction:  One hundred years of natural history in Turkmenistan.  Pp. 1-4  In: Fet, V. and K. I. Atamuradov (Eds). Biogeography  and Ecology of TurkmenistanKluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.  PDF file

 

Fet, V. 1994c.  Biogeographic position of  Khorassan-Kopetdagh.  Pp. 197-203  In: Fet, V. and K. I. Atamuradov (Eds).  Biogeography and Ecology of Turkmenistan. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.  PDF file

 

Fet, V. & R. M. Vezzetti.  1994.  PCR amplification of mitochondrial DNA from preserved scorpions. Ancient DNA Newsletter [British Museum, UK], 2(1): 14.    PDF file

 

Mikhailov, K. G., and V. Fet.  1994.  Fauna and zoogeography of spiders (Aranei) in Turkmenistan.  Pp. 499-524 In: Fet, V. and K. I. Atamuradov (Eds). Biogeography  and Ecology of TurkmenistanKluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. PDF file

 

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Fet, V. 1993a. Notes on Euscorpius mingrelicus (Kessler, 1874) from the Caucasus. Rivista del Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali "Enrico Caffi" (Bergamo), 16(1993): 1-8.  PDF file

 

Fet V. 1993b. The spider genus Cedicus Simon, 1875 (Arachnida, Aranei, Agelenidae) from Middle Asia. Arthropoda Selecta, 2(1): 69-75.  PDF file

 

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Fet, V. 1992a. Islands in a desert sea: biogeography of spiders and scorpions in Turkmenistan. American Arachnology, 46: 8.

 

Fet, V. 1992b. DNA in arachnology: update for year 1992. American Arachnology, 45: 7-11.

 

Fet, V. &  B. J. Poindexter. 1992. Genetic variation of mitochondrial DNA in Centruroides exilicauda (Scorpiones: Buthidae) as revealed by the polymerase chain reaction.  American Zoologist, 32(5): 136A.

 

Nenilin, A. V. & V. Fet. 1992. Zoogeographical analysis of the world scorpion fauna (Arachnida Scorpiones). Arthropoda Selecta, 1(2): 3-31 (in Russian, with English abstract). PDF file

 

Poindexter, B. J. & V. Fet. 1992. PCR amplification of mitochondrial DNA provides molecular markers for biogeographic study of desert scorpions.  ASB Bull. 39(2): 100-101.

 

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Fet, V. 1991a. Follow the DNA Road: costs, benefits, and forecast for arachnology. American Arachnology, 44: 5.

 

Fet, V. 1991b. According to the Red Book of Turkmenistan. Bulletin of Cape May Geographic Society, 44: 12-13.

 

Fet, V. 1991c. Review of: G. A. Polis (Ed.). 1990. Biology of Scorpions, Stanford University Press. Journal of the Arid Environments (London), 31(2): 254-255.

 

Zimmerman, E.C., C.M. Jones, V. Fet, B.L.M. Hogan & M. Magnuson. 1991. Nucleotide sequence of mouse SCIP cDNA, a POU-domain transcription factor.  Nucleic Acids Research, 19 (4): 956.

 

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Fet, V. & Rechkin, D.V. 1990. Scorpion trichobothriotaxy: a principal component analysis. Rivista del Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali "Enrico Caffi" (Bergamo), 14 (1989): 191-206. PDF file

 

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Fet, V.  1989a. A catalog of scorpions of the USSR. Families Chactidae and Iuridae. In: A. B. Lange (ed.). Fauna I ekologiya paukov i skorpionov [Fauna and Ecology of Spiders and Scorpions], pp. 76-98. Nauka: Moscow. (in Russian).

 

Fet, V. 1989b. A catalogue of scorpions (Chelicerata: Scorpiones) of the USSR. Rivista del Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali "Enrico Caffi" (Bergamo), 13(1988): 73-171.  PDF file

 

Fet, V., M. E. Dickinson & B. L. M. Hogan.  1989. Localization of the mouse gene for Spp (2ar, osteopontine, bone sialoprotein I, 44-kDal bone phosphoprotein, tumor-secreted phosphoprotein) to chromosome 5, closely linked to Ric (Rickettsia resistance). Genomics, 5: 375-377.  

 

http://www.science.marshall.edu/fet/euscorpius/beanybaby%20scorpion.JPG 1988 

Fet, V. 1988. Review of: E. N. Kjellesvig-Waering. A Restudy of the Fossil Scorpionida of the World. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society, 52: 6.  PDF file

 

Fet, V. & R. B. Madge. 1988. Calchas Birula, 1899, a valid name, not a homonym of Calchas Klug, 1850 (Scorpionida, Iuridae and Coleoptera, Melyridae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society, 7(8): 252. PDF file

 

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Fet, V. 1987a. A new genus and species of a scorpion from East Karakum: Pectinibuthus birulai Fet n.g. n.sp. (Scorpiones, Buthidae). Revue d’Entomologie de l'URSS, 66(2): 443-446 (in Russian). PDF file

 

Fet, V. 1987b. On Kraepelinia palpator (Birula) (Scorpiones, Buthidae) found in East Iran.  Proc. Acad. Sci. Turkmen. SSR ser. biol. sci. 1: 79 (in Russian).

 

Fet, V. & S. P. Gruodis. 1987. The first record of a scorpion, Euscorpius italicus (Herbst, 1800) (Scorpioniformes, Chactidae) in Lithuania. Transactions of the Academy of Sciences of the Lithuanian SSR, (C), 4(100): 42-45 (in Russian).  PDF file

 

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Fet, V. 1986c. Notes on some Euscorpius (Scorpiones: Chactidae) from Greece and Turkey. Rivista del Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali "Enrico Caffi" (Bergamo), 9(1985): 3-11.  PDF file

 

Fet,V. 1986b. Materials on the spider (Aranei) fauna in the Turkmenian SSR, USSR. IV. Titanoeca lehtineni, new species. Proc. Acad. Sci. Turkmen. SSR ser. biol. sci., 6: 65.  (in Russian). PDF file

 

Mikhailov, K. G. & V. Fet.  1986. Material on the spider fauna (Aranei) of Turkmenia. I. Families Anyphaenidae, Sparassidae, Zoridae, Clubionidae, Micariidae, Oxyopidae. Proc. Zool. Mus. Moscow State Univ. 24:168-186 (in Russian). PDF file

 

Tanasevitch, A.V. & Fet,V. 1986. Material on the fauna of spiders (Aranei) from Turkmenistan. 3. Family Linyphiidae. Proc. Acad. Sci. Turkmen. SSR ser. biol. sci. 1: 33-42  (in Russian). PDF file

 

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Fet, V. 1985a. Ecological distribution of spiders of Syunt-Khasardagh Reserve. In: Rastitelnost i zhivotnyi mir Zapadnogo Kopetdaga [The Vegetation and Animal Life of Western Kopetdagh], Ashkhabad, Ylym, pp. 271-277 (in Russian). PDF file

 

Fet, V. 1985b. Zoogeographical analysis of the spider fauna of the southwestern Kopetdagh. In: Ovtsharenko, V.I. (Ed.). Fauna and Ecology of Spiders of the USSR. Proc. Zool. Inst. USSR Acad. Sci., 139: 72-77 (in Russian)

 

Fet, V. 1985c. Zoogeographical features of the spider fauna of the southwestern Kopetdagh. In: 8th All-Union Zoogeographical Conference, Leningrad, 6-8 February 1985, pp. 258-259  (in Russian). PDF file

 

Dunin, P. M. & Fet, V. 1985. Dysdera transcaspica sp. n. (Aranei, Dysderidae) from Turkmenia.  Zool. Zhurnal, 64(2): 298-300  (in Russian).

 

Nenilin, A. B. & Fet, V. 1985. New species of spiders of the genus Zodarion (Aranei, Zodariidae) from Turkmenia. Zool. Zhurnal, 64(4): 618-620  (in Russian).

 

Zonstein, S. L. & Fet,V. 1985. Materials on spider fauna of Turkmenia. II. Fam. Atypidae. Proc. Acad. Sci. Turkmen. SSR (ser. biol. sci.), 6: 65-68 (in Russian).  PDF file

 

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Fet, V. 1984a. New for the USSR genus and species of scorpions from Badhyz: Kraepelinia palpator (Birula, 1903) (Scorpiones, Buthidae). Proc. Acad. Sci. Turkmen. SSR (ser. biol. sci.), 4: 37-43  (in Russian).  PDF file

 

Fet,V. 1984b. A new species of spider from the Turkmen SSR: Brachythele kopetdaghensis sp. n. (Aranei, Dipluridae). In: Utochkin, A. S., Beltyukova, K.N., Minoranski, V.A., Azheganova, N.S., Pakhorukov, N.M. (Eds.), Fauna i ekologiya paukoobraznykh [Fauna and Ecology of Arachnids]. Perm, Univ. of Perm, pp. 37-41  (in Russian).

 

Kuznetsov, G. T. & Fet, V. 1984. Spiders of the Central Kopetdagh. In: Shcherbak, N. N. (ed.) Priroda Central’nogo Kopetdaga [Nature of the Central Kopetdagh]. Ashkhabad: Ylym  (in Russian).   PDF file

 

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Fet, V. 1983. The fauna of spiders (Aranei) of the southwestern Kopetdagh. Revue d’Entomologie de l'URSS, 62(4): 835-845 (in Russian).   PDF file

 

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Fet, V. 1982a. New for the USSR spider from Kopetdagh: Oxyptila tricoloripes Strand 1913 (=O. pickardi Levy 1975, syn. nov.) (Aranei, Thomisidae). Proc. Acad. Sci. Turkmen. SSR (ser. biol. sci.), 5: 74-75 (in Russian).

 

Fet, V. 1982b. A problem of conservation of scorpions in the USSR. Zool. Zhurnal, 61(12): 1911-1913 (in Russian). PDF file

 

Fet, V. & G. L. Kamakhina. 1982. The vegetation of West Kopetdagh. Pp. 32-37 In: Nechaeva, N.T. (ed).  Priroda Zapadnogo Kopetdaga [Nature of West Kopetdagh]. Ashkhabad: Ylym (in Russian).

 

Krivokhatsky, V. A. & Fet, V. 1982. Spiders (Aranei) from rodent burrows in East Karakum. Problems of Desert Management, 4: 68-75 (in Russian).  PDF file

 

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Krivokhatsky, V. A. & Fet, V. 1981. The characteristics of distribution of spiders of Badkhyz in the spring period. Proc. Acad. Sci. Turkmen. SSR (ser. biol. sci.), 1: 45- 51 (in Russian).  PDF file

 

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Fet, V. 1980. Ecology of the scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) of the Southeastern Kara-Kum. Revue d’Entomologie de l'URSS, 59(1): 223-228 (in Russian).  PDF file; published in English in 1981:  PDF file of English version

Ovtsharenko, V. I. & Fet, V. 1980. Fauna and ecology of spiders (Aranei) of Badhyz (Turkmenian SSR). Revue d’Entomologie de l'URSS, 59(2): 442-447 (in Russian). PDF file

 

 

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Fet, V. 1979. On ecology of gall aphids (Homoptera, Aphidoidea) and a complex of invertebrates bound with them on pistachio (Pistacia vera L.). Proc. Acad. Sci. Turkmen. SSR (ser. biol. sci.), 3: 67-70 (in Russian).  PDF file

 

http://www.science.marshall.edu/fet/euscorpius/beanybaby%20scorpion.JPG1977 

Dymshits, G. M. & V. Fet. Protein factor from regenerating rat liver destabilizing secondary DNA structure. Molecular Biology (Moscow), 11(3): 531-536 (in Russian).


 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Presentations

 

2014

Fet, V. et al. Euroscorpion revisited: Not-so-cryptic diversity of Euscorpius (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). 28th European Congress of Arachnology. Turin, Italy, August 2014.

 

KarampatsouL., Yağmur E.A, Fet V., Kotsakiozi  P.,  Soleglad M.E., Terzopoulou  S, Balanika  K., Vasilopoulou-Kampitsi M.,  Voutsela  A., Parmakelis  A. The molecular phylogeny of Iuridae (Scorpiones: Iuida: Iuroidea) in the eastern Mediterranean. 36th Congress of Hellenic Society of Biological Sciences, May 8-10, Ioannina, Greece.  

 

 

2012

Fet, V. The diverse scorpions of the Aegean. International Congress on the Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and Adjacent Regions (ICZEGAR), June 18-22, 2012, Athens, Greece. 

 

Parmakelis, A., P. Kotsakiozi, S. Poulikarakou, I. Stathi & V. Fet. 2012. Ancient scorpions of Greece: DNA phylogeny of Euscorpius (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). International Congress on the Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and Adjacent Regions (ICZEGAR), June 18-22, 2012, Athens, Greece. 

 

2011

Fet, V., M.E. Soleglad & S.L. Zonstein. 2011. The genus Akrav Levy, 2007 (Scorpiones: Akravidae) revisited. 26th European Congress of Arachnology, Sede Boqer, Israel, September 2011.

 

2010

Fet, V., G. Blagoev, N. Ivanova, M. Komnenov. 2010. DNA barcoding of the Balkan scorpions: preliminary results. 17th International Congress of Arachnology, Siedlce, Poland, July 2010.

 

Fet, V. 2010. Ecological niches of Professor Fet. August 10, 2010. Eureka Science Cafe, Novosibirsk, Russia (in Russian).

 

Fet, V. 2010. Scorpion species-level systematics as guided by DNA markers. March 25, 2010. Ontario Biodiversity Instiutute, Guelph, Canada.

 

2009

Fet, V. 2009. Scorpions of Greece and adjacent lands: current advances in systematics. 25th European Congress of Arachnology, Alexandroupolis, Greece, August 16-21, 2009.

 

2008

Fet, V. 2008. Zoological label as literary form.  Symposium: Academic Evolution and Hybridization: The Sciences and the Arts. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, November 24-25, 2008.

 

Fet, V. 2008. Russian studies on L-forms and cysts of Treponema pallidum. Symposium: Spirochaete Co-evolution in the Proterozoic Eon: Ecology, symbiosis, and pathogenesis. Berlin, Germany, May 1, 2008.

 

2007

Brewer, M., M. Graham, V. Fet & M. Soleglad. 2008. Scorpion serrula: an enigmatic structure under SEM.  West Virginia Academy of Science, 82nd Annual Session, Marshall University, March 31, 2007.

 

Fet, V. & A. Popov. 2007. “Biogeography and Ecology of Bulgaria” (a book presentation). 6th Zoological Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, May 2007.

 

2006

Brewer, M., V. Fet, M. E. Soleglad & D. P. A. Neff. 2006. Constellation array: a new sensory structure in scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones). American Arachnological Society 30th Annual Meeting,  Baltimore, Maryland, 17-21 June 2006.

 

Kabanova, A., O. Novikova, K. Gunbin, V. Fet & A. Blinov. 2006.  Evolutionary relationships and distribution of the different LTR retrotransposon families in plants.  5th International Conference on Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure, Novosibirsk, Russia, 16-22 July 2006. 

 

2005

Brewer, M., V. Fet, V., E.V.Fet, J. O. Rein & M. Colombo. 2005. New mitochondrial DNA data for the phylogeny of the Balkan and Aegean Euscorpius (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). American Arachnological Society 29th Annual Meeting, Akron, Ohio, 26-30 June 2005.

 

2004

Fet, V., M.E. Soleglad & B. Gantenbein. 2004.  The Euroscorpion: genus Euscorpius (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting, Norman, Oklahoma, 23-27 June 2004.

 

Fet, V., M.E. Soleglad, B. Gantenbein & E.V.Fet. 2004.  Systematics and molecular phylogeny of Euscorpius from the Julian Alps of Slovenia (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting,  Norman, Oklahoma, 23-27 June 2004.

 

Fet, V., M.E. Soleglad & A.V. Gromov. 2004.  The platypus of a scorpion: genus Pseudochactas (Scorpiones: Pseudochactidae). American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting,  Norman, Oklahoma, 23-27 June 2004.

 

Fet, V., M.E. Soleglad, D.P.A. Neff & I. Stathi. 2004. Tarsal spinule clusters and evolution of the superfamily Iuroidea (Scorpiones). American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting,  Norman, Oklahoma, 23-27 June 2004.

 

Santiago-Blay, J.A., V. Fet, M. E. Soleglad & S.R. Anderson. 2004. A new genus and subfamily of scorpions from Cretaceous Burmese amber (Scorpiones: Chaerilidae).  American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting,  Norman, Oklahoma, 23-27 June 2004.

 

Santiago-Blay, J.A., V. Fet, M. E. Soleglad & S.R. Anderson. 2004. Electrochaerilus (Scorpiones: Chaerilidae): Another piece in the Mesozoic scorpion puzzle.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 7-10 November 2004.

 

2003

Fet, E.V., V. Fet,  B. Gantenbein & V. D. Popa. 2003. Euscorpius carpathicus (Linnaeus, 1767) (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) from Romania: mitochondrial DNA data. Association of Southeastern Biologists 64th Annual Meeting. Arlington, VA, 9-12 April 2003.  Abstract published in Southeastern Biology, 2003, 50.

 

Fet, E. V., D. Neff, M. R. Graham & V. Fet. 2003. Metasoma of Orthochirus (Scorpiones: Buthidae): are scorpions evolving a new sensory organ? American Arachnological Society 27th Annual Meeting,  Denver, CO, 24-28 July 2003.

 

Fet, V., B. Gantenbein, A. V. Gromov, G. Lowe & W. R. Lourenço. 2003. The first molecular phylogeny of Buthidae (Scorpiones). Evolution 2003 (joint meeting of Society for the Study of Evolution, Society of Systematic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalists), California State University, Chico, CA, USA, 19-24 June 2003.

 

Fet, V., J. L. Greenwood & A. V. Gromov. 2003. Mitochondrial DNA data on evolution of the endemic psammophile scorpion Liobuthus kessleri Birula, 1898 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Central Asia. Association of Southeastern Biologists 64th Annual Meeting. Arlington, VA, 9-12 April 2003. Abstract published in Southeastern Biology, 2003, 50.

 

Price, E. D., V. Fet & M. E. Soleglad. 2003. Monophyly of the genus Smeringurus Haradon, 1983 (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae) from North America confirmed by mitochondrial DNA data.  Association of Southeastern Biologists 64th Annual Meeting. Arlington, VA, 9-12 April 2003. Abstract published in Southeastern Biology, 2003, 50.

 

Teruel, R., V. Fet, J. L. Greenwood, M. R. Graham & E. V. Fet & D. Huber. 2003. First data on the DNA phylogeny of some Cuban Buthidae (Scorpiones). American Arachnological Society 27th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 24-28 July 2003.

 

2002

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, B. Gantenbein, W. I. Towler, & E. V. Fet. 2002. DNA analysis indicates a new phylogeny of Euscorpius (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) from Greece. Association of Southeastern Biologists 63d Annual Meeting. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 10-13 April 2001. Abstract published in Southeastern Biology, 2002, 49(2): 121.

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, M. C. Estep, R. N. Henson, M. U. Connell, K. Bost, M. D. Barker & M. Graham. 2002. Preliminary analysis of 16S rRNA gene in the North American Vaejovidae (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Association of Southeastern Biologists 63nd Annual Meeting. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 10-13 April 2002. Abstract published in Southeastern Biology, 2002, 49(2): 200.

 

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, B. Gantenbein, V. Vignoli, N. Salomone, E.V. Fet & P.J. Schembri. 2002. New data on “Euscorpius carpathicus” species complex (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) from Italy, Malta, and Greece: evidence from mitochondrial DNA and morphology. American Arachnological Society 26th Annual Meeting, Keene State University of California, Riverside, CA, June 2002.

 

Gantenbein, B., M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2002. An endemic species of scorpion from the Balearic Islands revealed by molecular and morphological analysis.  International Symposium “Phylogeography in Southern European refugia: Evolutionary perspectives on the origins and conservation of European biodiversity”. 11-15 March 2002, Vairao, Portugal.

 

Salomone N., V. Vignoli, V. Fet & F. Bernini. 2002. Il genere Euscorpius in Italia: un approccio molecolare. Atti del 63th Congresso Nazionale Unione Zoologica Italiana, 22-26 September 2002, Rende, Italy.

 

Stathi, I., V. Fet, M. E. Soleglad, B. Gantenbein, E.V. Fet & M. Mylonas. 2002. Mitochondrial DNA phylogeny confirms ancient origin of the Aegean-Anatolian scorpion genera Iurus and Calchas (Scorpiones: Iuridae). 9th International Congress on the Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and Adjacent Regions (ICZEGAR), May 22-25, 2002, Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

2001

Fet, V., V. I. Ovtsharenko & W. I. Towler. 2001. Sequence analysis of 16S and 28S rRNA genes as a tool for resolving the phylogeny of ground spiders (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). WV Academy of Science 76th Annual Meeting. West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV, April 2001.

 

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, & M. D. Barker. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA markers reveal a deep, divergent phylogeny in Centruroides exilicauda (Wood) (Scorpiones: Buthidae). WV Academy of Science 76th Annual Meeting, West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV, April 2001.

 

Gantenbein, B., M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet.  2001. Euscorpius balearicus Caporiacco, 1950, stat. nov.: molecular (allozymes and mtDNA) and morphological data support the existence of an endemic scorpion species on the Balearic Islands (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). American Arachnological Society 25th Annual Meeting, Keene State College, NH, July 2001.

 

Huber, D., B. Gantenbein, V. Fet & B. Scherabon. 2001. Euscorpius carpathicus (L.) in Austria (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Arachnologische Gesellschaft (European German-language Arachnological Society) 8th Meeting, Saltzburg, Austria, 21-23 September 2001.

 

Santiago-Blay, J. A., V. Fet,  M. E. Soleglad, L. M. Garibay Romero, P. R. Craig & S. Chen. 2001. A Tertiary vaejovid scorpion from Mexico and another non-buthid Cretaceous scorpion from Brazil. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2001. PDF file

 

Towler, W. I., T. Lushnikova, T. M. Bailey, H. Payton, II, A. S. Graphodatsky & V. Fet. 2001. Phylogeny of five Eurasian species of Mustela (Carnivora: Mustelidae) derived from 16S rRNA gene of mitochondrial DNA. 21st Annual Midwest Ecology & Evolution Conference. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, March 2001.

 

Towler, W. I.,  J. B. Ponce Saavedra, B. Gantenbein & V. Fet. 2001. Genetic divergence in Central Mexican Centruroides limpidus (Karsch, 1879) and C. infamatus (C. L. Koch, 1844) (Scorpiones: Buthidae) as revealed by 16S mitochondrial DNA. American Arachnological Society 25th Annual Meeting, Keene State College, NH, July 2001. Abstract: American Arachnology, 2002, 64: 9.

 

Towler, W. I.,  J. B. Ponce Saavedra, B. Gantenbein & V. Fet. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA systematics of Central Mexican Centruroides (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Association of Southeastern Biologists 62nd Annual Meeting. Tulane / Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, April 2001.   

 

1999

Fet, V., M. Barker & B. Gantenbein, B. 1999. Species-level variation of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene sequence: use in molecular systematics and biogeography. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, 71(1): 15.

 

Fet, V. & M. E. Braunwalder. 1999. The scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) of the Aegean area: current problems in taxonomy and biogeography.  Proc. VIII International Congress of Zoogeography of Greece and Adjacent Countries, Kavala, Greece, May 1999.

 

Fet, V., K. Gerlach, W. Gladwell & M. Little. 1999. First mitochondrial DNA phylogenetic data from blacknose dace (Rhinichthys atratulus) (Cyprinidae, Osteichthyes) in West Virginia. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, 71(1): 2.

 

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, C. Largiader & A. Scholl. 1999.  Nuclear and mitochondrial markers result in controversial phylogenies in Buthus occitanus subspecies (Scorpiones, Buthidae). 7th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. Barcelona, Spain, 23-28 August 1999. PDF file.

 

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, C. Largiader & A. Scholl. 1999. First DNA phylogeny of the genus Euscorpius Thorell 1876 (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae) and its bearing on the taxonomy and biogeography of this genus. Proc. VIII International Congress of Zoogeography of Greece and Adjacent Countries, Greece, May 1999.

 

Little, M., A. Tennant, V. Fet & D. Tarter. 1999. The presence of unique forms of the common minnow, Rhinichthys atratulus, in West Virginia streams. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science. 71(1): 2.

 

1998

Atamuradov, H. I, G. N. Fet, V. Fet, R. Valdez & W. R. Feldman. 1998. Biodiversity, genetic diversity, and protected areas in Turkmenistan. VII International Congress of Ecology, Florence, Italy, 19-25 July 1998.

 

Fet, V. 1998. Basal node in the scorpion phylogeny confirmed by 18S ribosomal RNA sequence data.  XIV International Congress of Arachnology/22nd Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society (Chicago).

 

Fet, V. & P. H. Brownell. 1998. Morphological variation in the pectinal sensory organ in scorpions. XIV International Congress of Arachnology/22nd Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society (Chicago).

 

1987

Fet, V. 1987. Taxonomy and polymorphism of Euscorpius mingrelicus (Scorpiones, Chactidae) in the Caucasus. Problems of Soil Zoology. Abstracts of IX All-Union Conference on Soil Zoology, Tbilisi, 1987 (in Russian) . PDF file.

 

1985

Fet, V. 1985. Ecological evolution of scorpions. Abstracts of IX International Colloquium on Soil Zoology, Moscow, August 1985 (in Russian).  

       

 

Avocations

 

Reading; history; literature; theatre.

 

I published poetry and drama, mostly in Russian language, in books, journals, and on the Web: see my August & Gustav website: http://victorfet.com and also: www.ggause.com, www.litera.ru/slova/fet

 

See also Other Publications for a detailed Russian bibliography.

 

See review of my 2000 poetry book (in English) published in World Literature Today (2002) at http://www.litera.ru/slova/fet/wlt.html.

The second Russian poetry book, Mnogoye neyasno [Many Things Unclear]  has been published in May 2004:  http://www.izdatgeo.ru/Contents/Books/BooksRu/Gum/index2004.html

 

The third Russian poetry book, Otblesk  [A Gleam]  has been published in December 2008.

 

I also serve as an American correspondent for the Russian-language journal, Literaturnyi evropeets (The Literary European) (Frankfurt, Germany), where I published poems, essays, and reviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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