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Dr. Jason Dunlop

Jason Dunlop
Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8565

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin



  • Evolution of arachnids and their relatives
  • Fossil arachnids and their phylogenetic significance
  • Arthropod comparative morphology

Research projects

Publications (selection)

  • Wang, B., Dunlop, J. A., Selden, P. A. Garwood, R. J., Shear, W. A., Müller, P. & Lei, X.-j. 2018. Cretaceous arachnid Chimerarachne yingi gen. et sp. nov. illuminates spider origins. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2: 614–622.
  • Dunlop, J. A., Wirth, S., Penney, D., McNeil, A., Bradley, R. S., Withers, P. J. & Preziosi, R. F. 2011. A minute fossil phoretic mite recovered by phase-contrast X-ray computed tomography. Biology Letters [link] doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0923
  • Dunlop, J. A., Penney D., Dalüge, N., Jäger P., McNeil A., Bradley R. S., Withers P. J. & Preziosi R. F. 2011. Computed tomography recovers data from historical amber: an example fromhuntsman spiders. Naturwissenschaften, 98: 519-527. [link] doi:10.1007/s00114-011-0796-x
  • Garwood, R. J., Dunlop, J. A., Giribet, G. & Sutton, M. D. 2011. Anatomically modern Carboniferous harvestmen demonstrate early cladogenesis and stasis in Opiliones. Nature Communications, 2:444, 2011: 1–7 [link] doi: 10.1038/ncomms1458
  • Kamenz, C., Staude, A. & Dunlop, J. A. 2011. Sperm carriers in Silurian sea scorpions. Naturwissenschaften, 98: 889-896. [link] doi: 10.1007/s00114-011-0841-9
  • Liu, J., Steiner, M., Dunlop, J. A., Keupp, H., Shu, D., Ou, Q., Han, J. Zhang, Z.-f. & Zhang, X.-I. 2011. An armoured Cambrian lobopodian from China with arthropod-like appendages. Nature, 470: 526-530. [link] doi: 10.1038/nature09704