Publikationen - Röntgentomographie


Brenneis, G., Frankowski, K., Maaß, L. & Scholtz, G. (2023). The sea spider Pycnogonum litorale overturns the paradigm of the absence of axial regeneration in molting animals. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 120(5): e2217272120

Steinhoff, P. O. M., Harzsch, S. & Uhl, G. (2023). Comparative neuroanatomy of the central nervous system in web-building and cursorial hunting spiders. J. Comp. Neurol. Online ahead of print.


Frankowski, K., Miyazaki, K. & Brenneis, G. (2022). A microCT-based atlas of the central nervous system and midgut in sea spiders (Pycnogonida) sheds first light on evolutionary trends at the family level. Front. Zool. 19(1): 14

Kreuz, J. & Eberhard, M. J. B. (2022). Asymmetry of the male internal reproductive organs in Mantophasmatodea. BMC Zoology 7(1): 4 (2022)


Baranov, V., Engel, M., Hammel, J., Hoernig, M., van de Kamp, T., Zuber, M. & Haug, J. (2021). Synchrotron-radiation computed tomography uncovers ecosystem functions of fly larvae in an Eocene forest. Palaeontol. Electron. 24(1):a07

Brenneis, G. & Scholtz, G. (2021). A postlarval instar of Phoxichilidium femoratum (Pycnogonida, Phoxichilidiidae) with an exceptional malformation. J. Morphol. 282(2): 278-290

Hilken, G., Rosenberg, J., Edgecombe, G. D., Blüml, V., Hammel, J. U., Hasenberg, A. & Sombke, A. (2021). The tracheal system of scutigeromorph centipedes and the evolution of respiratory systems of myriapods. Arthropod. Struct. Dev. 60: 101006

Lin, S.-W., Lopardo, L. & Uhl, G. (2021). Diversification through gustatory courtship: an X-ray micro-computed tomography study on dwarf spiders. Front. Zool. 18(1)

Melzer, R. R., Spitzner, F., Sargac, Z., Hoernig, M. K., Krieger, J., Haug, C., Haug, J. T., Kirchhoff, T., Meth, R., Torres, G. & Harzsch, S. (2021). Methods to study organogenesis in decapod crustacean larvae II: analysing cells and tissues. Helgol. Mar. Res. 75:2

Schaedel, M., Hoernig, M. K., Hyzny, M. & Haug, J. T. (2021). Mass occurrence of small isopodan crustaceans in 100-million-year-old amber: an extraordinary view on behaviour of extinct organisms. Palz 95(3): 429-445

Sentenská, L., Neumann, A., Lubin, Y. & Uhl, G. (2021). Functional morphology of immature mating in a widow spider. Front. Zool. 18(1): 19


Krieger, J., Hörnig, M. K. & Laidre, M. E. (2020). Shells as 'extended architecture': to escape isolation, social hermit crabs choose shells with the right external architecture. Animal Cognition

Krieger, J., Hörnig, M. K., Sandeman, R. E., Sandeman, D. C. & Harzsch, S. (2020). Masters of communication: The brain of the banded cleaner shrimp Stenopus hispidus (Olivier, 1811) with an emphasis on sensory processing areas. J. Comp. Neurol. 528(9): 1561-1587

Krieger, J. & Spitzner, F. (2020). X-Ray microscopy of the larval crustacean brain. Methods Mol. Biol. 2047: 253-270

Steinhoff, P. O. M., Uhl, G., Harzsch, S. & Sombke, A. (2020). Visual pathways in the brain of the jumping spider Marpissa muscosa. J. Comp. Neurol. 528(11): 1883-1902



Dederichs, T. M., Müller, C. H. G., Sentenska, L., Lipke, E., Uhl, G. & Michalik, P. (2019). The innervation of the male copulatory organ of spiders (Araneae) - a comparative analysis. Front. Zool. 16(1)

Gadenne, C., Groh, C., Gruebel, K., Joschinski, J., Krauss, J., Krieger, J., Roessler, W. & Anton, S. (2019). Neuroanatomical correlates of mobility: Sensory brain centres are bigger in winged than in wingless parthenogenetic pea aphid females. Arthropod. Struct. Dev. 52

Hörnig, M. K., Fischer, T. C. & Haug, J. T. (2019). Caught in the act of hatching - a group of heteropteran nymphs escaping from their eggs preserved in Dominican amber. Palaeodiversity 12(1): 123-134

Kenning, M., Schendel, V., Müller, C. H. G. & Sombke, A. (2019). Comparative morphology of ultimate and walking legs in the centipede Lithobius forficatus (Myriapoda) with functional implications. Zoological Lett 5: 3

Küpper, S. C., Klass, K. D., Uhl, G. & Eberhard, M. J. B. (2019). Comparative morphology of the internal female genitalia in two species of Mantophasmatodea. Zoomorphology 138(1): 73-83

Lin, S. W., Lopardo, L., Haase, M. & Uhl, G. (2019). Taxonomic revision of the dwarf spider genus Shaanxinus Tanasevitch, 2006 (Araneae, Linyphiidae, Erigoninae), with new species from Taiwan and Vietnam. Org. Divers. Evol. 19(2): 211-276

Machon, J., Krieger, J., Meth, R., Zbinden, M., Ravaux, J., Montagne, N., Chertemps, T. & Harzsch, S. (2019). Neuroanatomy of a hydrothermal vent shrimp provides insights into the evolution of crustacean integrative brain centers. Elife 8

Wittfoth, C., Harzsch, S., Wolff, C. & Sombke, A. (2019). The "amphi"-brains of amphipods: new insights from the neuroanatomy of Parhyale hawaiensis (Dana, 1853). Front. Zool. 16: 30


Bracke, A., Schafer, S., Halbach, V., Klempin, F., Bente, K., Bracke, K., Staar, D., van den Brandt, J., Harzsch, S., Bader, M., Wenzel, U. O., Peters, J. & Halbach, O. (2018). ATP6AP2 over-expression causes morphological alterations in the hippocampus and in hippocampus-related behaviour. Brain Struct. Funct. 223(5): 2287-2302

Konwert, M. & Hörnig, M. (2018). Grimmenichthys ansorgei, gen. et sp. nov. (Teleostei, ‘Pholidophoriformes’), and other ‘pholidophoriform’ fishes from the early Toarcian of Grimmen (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany). J. Vertebr. Paleontol. 38(3)

Mehnert, L., Dietze, Y., Hörnig, M. K. & Starck, J. M. (2018). Body tagmatization in pseudoscorpions. Zool. Anz. 273: 152-163

Nischik, E. S. & Krieger, J. (2018). Evaluation of standard imaging techniques and volumetric preservation of nervous tissue in genetically identical offspring of the crayfish Procambarus fallax cf. virginalis (Marmorkrebs). PeerJ 6: e5181

Schendel, V., Kenning, M. & Sombke, A. (2018). A comparative analysis of the ventral nerve cord of Lithobius forficatus (Lithobiomorpha): morphology, neuroanatomy, and individually identifiable neurons. Arthropod Syst. Phylo. 76(3): 377-394

Sentenska, L., Pekar, S. & Uhl, G. (2018). Deposition, removal and production site of the amorphous mating plug in the spider Philodromus cespitum. Sci. Nat. 105(7-8)

Spitzner, F., Meth, R., Kruger, C., Nischik, E., Eiler, S., Sombke, A., Torres, G. & Harzsch, S. (2018). An atlas of larval organogenesis in the European shore crab Carcinus maenas L. (Decapoda, Brachyura, Portunidae). Front. Zool. 15

Starck, J. M., Mehnert, L., Biging, A., Bjarsch, J., Franz-Guess, S., Kleeberger, D. & Hörnig, M. (2018). Morphological responses to feeding in ticks (Ixodes ricinus). Zool. Lett. 4

Steinhoff, P. O. M., Liedtke, J., Sombke, A., Schneider, J. M. & Uhl, G. (2018). Early environmental conditions affect the volume of higher-order brain centers in a jumping spider. J. Zool. 304(3): 182-192

Walker, A. A., Mayhew, M. L., Jin, J., Herzig, V., Undheim, E. A. B., Sombke, A., Fry, B. G., Meritt, D. J. & King, G. F. (2018). The assassin bug Pristhesancus plagipennis produces two distinct venoms in separate gland lumens. Nat. Commun. 9(1): 755



Henne, S., Friedrich, F., Hammel, J. U., Sombke, A. & Schmidt-Rhaesa, A. (2017). Reconstructing the anterior part of the nervous system of Gordius aquaticus (Nematomorpha, cycloneuralia) by a multimethodological approach. J. Morphol. 278(1): 106-118

Labarque, F. M., Wolff, J. O., Michalik, P., Griswold, C. E. & Ramirez, M. J. (2017). The evolution and function of spider feet (Araneae: Arachnida): multiple acquisitions of distal articulations. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 181(2): 308-341

Magalhaes, I.L.F., Ravelo, A.M., Peretti, A.V., Michalik, P., Ramirez, M.J. (2017). Recluse spiders produce flattened silk rapidly using a highly modified, self-sufficient spinning apparatus. J. Zool. 303: 27-35.

Meth, R., Wittfoth, C. & Harzsch, S. (2017). Brain architecture of the Pacific White Shrimp Penaeus vannamei Boone, 1931 (Malacostraca, Dendrobranchiata): correspondence of brain structure and sensory input? Cell Tissue Res. 369(2): 255-271

Michalik, P., Wunderlich, J. (2017). The spider genus Austrochilus Gertsch & Zapfe, 1955 (Araneae: Austrochilidae) – a new species from Chile and a documentation of the male genitalia of austrochilines. Zootaxa 4312: 323-332

Schmidt, J., Michalik, P. (2017). The ground beetle genus Bembidion Latreille in Baltic amber: Review of preserved specimen and first 3D reconstruction of endophallic structures using X-ray microscopy (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini). ZooKeys 662: 101-126.

Schmitt, M. & Uhl, G. (2017). Oulema septentrionis and O. erichsonii are neither conspecific nor melanic variants of O. melanopus as assessed by micro CT analysis of their lectotypes (Insecta, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Criocerinae). Zookeys(720): 121-130

Sentenska, L., Muller, C. H. G., Pekar, S. & Uhl, G. (2017). Neurons and a sensory organ in the pedipalps of male spiders reveal that it is not a numb structure. Sci. Rep. 7

Spassov, A., Toro-Ibacache, V., Krautwald, M., Brinkmeier, H. & Kupczik, K. (2017). Congenital muscle dystrophy and diet consistency affect mouse skull shape differently. J Anat. DOI: 10.1111/joa.12664

Stafstrom, J.A., Michalik, P., Hebets, E.A. (2017). Sensory system plasticity in a visually specialized, nocturnal predator. Scientific Reports 7: 46627

Steinhoff, P. O., Sombke, A., Liedtke, J., Schneider, J. M., Harzsch, S. & Uhl, G. (2017). The synganglion of the jumping spider Marpissa muscosa (Arachnida: Salticidae): Insights from histology, immunohistochemistry and microCT analysis. Arthropod. Struct. Dev. 46(2): 156-170


Holst, S., Michalik, P., Noske, M., Krieger, J. & Sotje, I. (2016). Potential of X-ray micro-computed tomography for soft-bodied and gelatinous cnidarians with special emphasis on scyphozoan and cubozoan statoliths. J. Plankton Res. 38(5): 1225-1242

Hörnig, M. K., Sombke, A., Haug, C., Harzsch, S. & Haug, J. T. (2016). What nymphal morphology can tell us about parental investment - a group of cockroach hatchlings in Baltic amber documented by a multi-method approach. Palaeontologia Electronica 19(1)

Moles, J., Wagele, H., Ballesteros, M., Pujals, A., Uhl, G. & Avila, C. (2016). The end of the cold loneliness: 3D Comparison between Doto antarctica and a new sympatric species of Doto (Heterobranchia: Nudibranchia). PloS ONE 11(7)

Preik, O. A., Schneider, J. M., Uhl, G. & Michalik, P. (2016). Transition from monogyny to polygyny in Nephila senegalensis (Araneae: Nephilidae) is not accompanied by increased investment in sperm. Biol. J. Linn. Soc.

Schmidt, J., Belousov, I. & Michalik, P. (2016). X-ray microscopy reveals endophallic structures in a new species of the ground beetle genus Trechus Clairville, 1806 from Baltic amber (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Trechini). Zookeys(614): 113-127


Goldberg, J., Bresseel, J., Constant, J., Kneubuhler, B., Leubner, F., Michalik, P. & Bradler, S. (2015). Extreme convergence in egg-laying strategy across insect orders. Sci. Rep. 5

Huckstorf, K., Michalik, P., Ramirez, M. & Wirkner, C. S. (2015). Evolutionary morphology of the hemolymph vascular system of basal araneomorph spiders (Araneae: Araneomorphae). Arthropod. Struct. Dev. 44(6): 609-621

Lipke, E., Hammel, J. U. & Michalik, P. (2015). First evidence of neurons in the male copulatory organ of a spider (Arachnida, Araneae). Biol. Lett. 11(7)

Mouginot, P., Prugel, J., Thom, U., Steinhoff, P. O. M., Kupryjanowicz, J. & Uhl, G. (2015). Securing Paternity by Mutilating Female Genitalia in Spiders. Curr. Biol. 25(22): 2980-2984

Müller, C. H. G., Hylleberg, J. & Michalik, P. (2015). Complex epidermal organs of Phascolion (Sipuncula): insights into the evolution of bimodal secretory cells in annelids. Acta Zool. 96(3): 343-374

Schmitt, M. & Uhl, G. (2015). Functional morphology of the copulatory organs of a reed beetle and a shining leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Donaciinae, Criocerinae) using X-ray micro-computed tomography. Zookeys(547): 193-203

Sentenska, L., Pekar, S., Lipke, E., Michalik, P. & Uhl, G. (2015). Female control of mate plugging in a female-cannibalistic spider (Micaria sociabilis). BMC Evol. Biol. 15

Sombke, A., Lipke, E., Michalik, P., Uhl, G. & Harzsch, S. (2015). Potential and Limitations of X-Ray Micro-Computed Tomography in Arthropod Neuroanatomy: A Methodological and Comparative Survey. J. Comp. Neurol. 523(8): 1281-1295

Steinhoff, P. O. M. & Uhl, G. (2015). Taxonomy and nomenclature of some mainland SE-Asian Coeliccia species (Odonata, Platycnemididae) using micro-CT analysis. Zootaxa 4059(2): 257-276



Lipke, E., Ramirez, M. J. & Michalik, P. (2014). Ultrastructure of Spermatozoa of Orsolobidae (Haplogynae, Araneae) With Implications on the Evolution of Sperm Transfer Forms in Dysderoidea. J. Morphol. 275(11): 1238-1257

Ruch, J., Riehl, T. & Michalik, P. (2014). Re-description of Xysticus bimaculatus L. Koch, 1867 (Araneae, Thomisidae) and characterization of its subsocial lifestyle. Zookeys(427): 1-19

Uhl, G., Kunz, K., Vocking, O. & Lipke, E. (2014). A spider mating plug: origin and constraints of production. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 113(2): 345-354