William (Bill) A. Shear, PhD - Publications

Biology Hampden-Sydney College 
systematics, ecology, millipedes, evolution

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Year Citation  Score
2020 Shear WA, Richart CH, Wong VL. The millipede family Conotylidae in northwestern North America, with a complete bibliography of the family (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Heterochordeumatidea, Conotyloidea). Zootaxa. 4753: zootaxa.4753.1.1. PMID 32230402 DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4753.1.1  0.347
2020 Shear WA. The millipede family Striariidae Bollman, 1893: I. Introduction to the family, synonymy of Vaferaria Causey with Amplaria Chamberlin, the new subfamily Trisariinae, the new genus Trisaria, and three new species
(Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Striarioidea). Zootaxa. 4758: zootaxa.4758.2.4. PMID 32230143 DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4758.2.4 
2018 Mcalpine DF, Shear WA. The millipede Craspedosoma raulinsii Leach, 1814 (Chordeumatida: Craspedosomatidae) in North America with comments on the derivation of its binomial name. Zootaxa. 4455: 389-394. PMID 30314216 DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4455.2.8  0.32
2018 Shear WA. The centipede family Anopsobiidae new to North America, with the description of a new genus and species and notes on the Henicopidae of North America and the Anopsobiidae of the Northern Hemisphere (Chilopoda, Lithobiomorpha). Zootaxa. 4422: 259-283. PMID 30313504 DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4422.2.6  0.382
2018 Wang B, Dunlop JA, Selden PA, Garwood RJ, Shear WA, Müller P, Lei X. Cretaceous arachnid Chimerarachne yingi gen. et sp. nov. illuminates spider origins. Nature Ecology & Evolution. PMID 29403075 DOI: 10.1038/S41559-017-0449-3  0.342
2016 Marek PE, Krejca JK, Shear WA. A new species of Illacme Cook & Loomis, 1928 from Sequoia National Park, California, with a world catalog of the Siphonorhinidae (Diplopoda, Siphonophorida). Zookeys. 1-43. PMID 27833431 DOI: 10.3897/Zookeys.626.9681  0.347
2016 Shear WA, Ferreira RL, Iniesta LF, Marek P. A millipede missing link: Dobrodesmidae, a remarkable new polydesmidan
millipede family from Brazil with supernumerary rings (Diplopoda, Polydesmida), and the establishment of a new suborder Dobrodesmidea. Zootaxa. 4178: 371-390. PMID 27811714 DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.4178.3.4 
2016 Wynne JJ, Shear WA. A new millipede, Austrotyla awishoshola n. sp., (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Conotylidae) from New Mexico, USA, and the importance of cave moss gardens as refugial habitats. Zootaxa. 4084: 285-292. PMID 27394265 DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4084.2.8  0.304
2013 Shear WA. A new miniature species of the milliped genus Cleidogona from Costa Rica (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Cleidogonidae), with a review of Central American Cleidogonidae. Zootaxa. 3635: 87-93. PMID 26097934 DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3635.1.9  0.307
2012 Marek PE, Shear WA, Bond JE. A redescription of the leggiest animal, the millipede Illacme plenipes, with notes on its natural history and biogeography (Diplopoda, Siphonophorida, Siphonorhinidae). Zookeys. 77-112. PMID 23372415 DOI: 10.3897/Zookeys.241.3831  0.301
2011 Shear WA, Krejca JK. Cave millipeds of the United States. IX. A new species of the genus Taiyutyla (diplopoda, chordeumatida, conotylidae) from caves in Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks, California, USA Journal of Cave and Karst Studies. 73: 93-98. DOI: 10.4311/Jcks2010Lsc157  0.32
2010 Shear WA, Edgecombe GD. The geological record and phylogeny of the Myriapoda. Arthropod Structure & Development. 39: 174-90. PMID 19944188 DOI: 10.1016/J.Asd.2009.11.002  0.307
2010 Shear WA. Hesperonemastoma smilax, N. SP., a remarkable new harvestman from a cave in West Virginia, with comments on other reported cave-dwelling hesperonemastoma species (opiliones, ischyropsalidoidea, sabaconidae) Journal of Cave and Karst Studies. 72: 105-110. DOI: 10.4311/jcks2009lsc0103  0.301
2010 Giribet G, Shear WA. The Genus Siro Latreille, 1796 (Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi, Sironidae), in North America with a Phylogenetic Analysis Based on Molecular Data and the Description of Four New Species Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 160: 1. DOI: 10.3099/0027-4100-160.1.1  0.306
2008 Selden PA, Shear WA, Sutton MD. Fossil evidence for the origin of spider spinnerets, and a proposed arachnid order. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105: 20781-5. PMID 19104044 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.0809174106  0.352
2007 Shelley RM, Shear WA, Leonard WP, Ovaska K. Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Caseyidae, Opiona columbiana Chamberlin, 1951: distribution extensions into the Alexander Archipelago, Alaska, USA, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada, and eastern & southern Washington State, USA; additional new records from British Columbia and Washington Check List. 3: 14. DOI: 10.15560/3.1.14  0.316
2007 Shear WA, Krejca JK. Revalidation of the milliped genus Amplaria Chamberlin 1941 (diplopoda, chordeumatida, striariidae), and description of two new species from caves in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California Zootaxa. 23-39. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.1532.1.2  0.315
2007 Shear WA, Leonard WP. Additions to the milliped family Caseyidae. I. Caseya richarti, n. sp., and new records of previously described species in the genus Caseya Cook and Collins 1895 (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Caseyidae) Zootaxa. 23-34.  0.33
2007 Shear WA, Shelley RM. Tingupa tlingitorum, n. sp., a new milliped from Haines, Alaska, USA, with notes on the generic distribution and a revised key to species (Chordeumatida: Tingupidae) Zootaxa. 53-59.  0.319
2006 Shear WA. Martensolasma jocheni, a new genus and species of harvestman from Mexico (Opiliones: Nemastomatidae: Ortholasmatinae) Zootaxa. 191-198.  0.302
2003 SHEAR WA, SHELLEY RM, HEATWOLE H. Occurrence of the milliped Sinocallipus simplipodicus Zhang, 1993 in Laos, with reviews of the Southeast Asian and global callipodidan faunas, and remarks on the phylogenetic position of the order (Callipodida: Sinocallipodidea: Sinocallipodidae) Zootaxa. 365: 1. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.365.1.1  0.33
2003 SHEAR WA, LEONARD WP. Microlympiidae, a new milliped family from North America, and Microlympia echina, new genus and species (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida: Brannerioidea) Zootaxa. 243: 1. DOI: 10.11646/ZOOTAXA.243.1.1  0.338
2003 SHEAR WA. Branneria bonoculus, n. sp., a second species in the North American milliped family Branneriidae (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida: Brannerioidea) Zootaxa. 233: 1. DOI: 10.11646/ZOOTAXA.233.1.1  0.315
2000 Shear WA. Gigantocharinus szatmaryi, a new trigonotarbid arachnid from the Late Devonian of North America (Chelicerata, Arachnida, Trigonotarbida) Journal of Paleontology. 74: 25-31.  0.307
1992 Shear WA, Peck SB. Centipeds (Chilopoda) and Symphyla of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador Canadian Journal of Zoology. 70: 2260-2274. DOI: 10.1139/Z92-303  0.348
1989 Shear WA, Palmer JM, Coddington JA, Bonamo PM. A devonian spinneret: early evidence of spiders and silk use. Science (New York, N.Y.). 246: 479-81. PMID 17788699 DOI: 10.1126/science.246.4929.479  0.377
1988 Norton RA, Bonamo PM, Grierson JD, Shear WA. Oribatid mite fossils from a terrestrial Devonian deposit near Gilboa, New York Journal of Paleontology. 62: 259-269. DOI: 10.1017/S0022336000029905  0.38
1987 Peck SB, Shear WA. A NEW BLIND CAVERNICOLOUS LYGROMMA (ARANEAE, GNAPHOSIDAE) FROM THE GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS The Canadian Entomologist. 119: 105-108. DOI: 10.4039/ENT119105-2  0.333
1987 Shear WA, Peck SB. Millipeds (Diplopoda) of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Canadian Journal of Zoology. 65: 2640-2645. DOI: 10.1139/Z87-400  0.314
1984 Shear WA, Bonamo PM, Grierson JD, Rolfe WD, Smith EL, Norton RA. Early land animals in north america: evidence from devonian age arthropods from gilboa, new york. Science (New York, N.Y.). 224: 492-4. PMID 17753774 DOI: 10.1126/science.224.4648.492  0.331
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