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Bakken, Torkild; Oug, Eivind; Kongsrud, Jon Anders. Occurrence and distribution of Pseudoscalibregma and Scalibregma (Annelida, Scalibregmatidae) in the deep Nordic Seas, with the description of Scalibregma hanseni n. sp.. Zootaxa 2014 ;Volum 3753.(2) s.101-117


Jordal, Bjarte Henry; Kambestad, Marius. DNA barcoding of bark and ambrosia beetles reveals excessive NUMTs and consistent east-west divergence across Palearctic forests. Molecular Ecology Resources 2014 ;Volum 14.(1) s.7-17


Mecklenburg, Catherine W.; Byrkjedal, Ingvar; Karamushko, Oleg V.; Møller, Peter Rask. Atlantic fishes in the Chukchi Borderland. Marine Biodiversity 2014 ;Volum 44.(1) s.127-150



Amorim, Ana; Oliveira, Elsa; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E.; Lobo da Cunha, Alexandre.

New insights into the functional morphology of the male copulatory apparatus of bullid gastropods. Zoomorphology 2013 ;Volum 132.(2) s.145-



Byrkjedal, Ingvar; Lislevand, Terje; Grønstøl, Gaute. Rapid sampling of males and territories by female northern lapwing, Vanellus vanellus. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 2013 ;Volum 125.(4) s.809-811


Cordeiro, Ricardo; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E.; Mas, Guillem; Figueroa, Irene; Borges, José Pedro; Ávila, Sérgio. New records for the opisthobranch fauna of the Archipelago of the Azores (NE Atlantic Ocean). Marine Biodiversity Records 2013 ;Volum 6.


Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E.. Systematic revision of the genus Scaphander (Gastropoda, Cephalaspidea) in the Atlantic Ocean, with a molecular phylogenetic hypothesis. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 2013 ;Volum 167.(3) s.389-429


Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E.. Unique digestive system, trophic specialization, and diversification in the deep-sea gastropod genus Scaphander. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 2013 ;Volum 109.(3) s.512-525


Gautier, Laurent; Naciri, Yamama; Anderberg, Arne A.; Smedmark, Jenny; Randrianaivo, Richard; Swenson, Ulf.  A new species, genus and tribe of Sapotaceae, endemic to Madagascar. Taxon 2013 ;Volum 62.(5) s.972-983


Grønstøl, Gaute; Lislevand, Terje; Byrkjedal, Ingvar; Hafsmo, Jo Esten. Chick growth and survival in northern lapwings Vanellus vanellus indicate that secondary females do the best of a bad job. Journal of Avian Biology 2013 ;Volum 44.(4) s.376-382


Hanson, Dieta; Cooke, Samantha; Hirano, Yayoi; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E.; Crocetta, Fabio; Valdés, Ángel.  Slipping through the cracks: The taxonomic impediment conceals the origin and dispersal of Haminoea japonica, an invasive species with impacts to human health. PLoS ONE 2013 ;Volum 8.(10)


Hatteland, Bjørn Arild; Haukeland, Solveig; Roth, Steffen; Brurberg, May Bente; Vaughan, Ian P.; Symondson, William O. C.. Spatiotemporal analysis of predation by carabid beetles (Carabidae) on nematode infected and uninfected slugs in the field. PLoS ONE 2013; Volum 8.(12)


Hatteland, Bjørn Arild; Roth, Steffen; Andersen, Arild; Kaasa, Kristin; Støa, Bente; Solhøy, Torstein. Distribution and spread of the invasive slug Arion vulgaris Moquin - Tandon in Norway. Fauna Norvegica 2013 ;Volum 32. s.13-26


Jordal, Bjarte Henry. Deep phylogenetic divergence between Scolytoplatypus and Remansus, a new genus of Scolytoplatypodini from Madagascar (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae). Zookeys 2013 (352) s.9-33


Jordal, Bjarte Henry. New species and records of Scolytodes (Coleoptera, Curculionidae: Scolytinae) from South America. Zootaxa 2013 ;Volum 3721.(6) s.529-551


Jordal, Bjarte Henry; Gebhardt, Heiko; Mandelshtam, Michail Y.. The red-listed species Thamnurgus rossicus in East Europe is a synonym of the rare Central European species, T. petzi (Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Zootaxa 2013 ;Volum 3750.(1) s.83-88


Kingsley, Rony; Froelich, Jenna; Marks, Carolyn; Spicer, Lori; Todt, Christiane. Formation and morphology of epidermal sclerites from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent solenogaster (Helicoradomenia sp., Mollusca). Zoomorphology 2013 ;Volum 132.(1) s.1-9


Kongsrud, Jon Anders; Budaeva, Nataliya; Barnich, Ruth; Oug, Eivind; Bakken, Torkild. Benthic polychaetes from the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the Azores and the Reykjanes Ridge. Marine Biology Research 2013 ;Volum 9.(5-6) s.516-546


Lindblom, Louise Maria; Søchting, Ulrik. Genetic diversity of the photobiont of the bipolar lichen-forming ascomycete Xanthomendoza borealis. Herzogia 2013 ;Volum 26.(2) s.307-322


Lislevand, Terje; Hahn, Steffen. Effects of geolocator deployment by using flexible leg-loop harnesses in a small wader. The Wader Study Group Bulletin 2013 ;Volum 120.(2) s.108-113


Miya, Masaki; Friedman, Matt; Satoh, Takashi P.; Takeshima, Hirohiko; Sado, Tetsuya; Iwasaki, Wataru; Yamanoue, Yusuke; Nakatani, Masanori; Mabuchi, Kohji; Inoue, Jun G.; Poulsen, Jan Yde; Fukunaga, Tsukasa; Sato, Yukuto; Nishida, Mutsumi.  Evolutionary origin of the scombridae (tunas and mackerels): members of a paleogene adaptive radiation with 14 Other pelagic fish families. PLoS ONE 2013 ;Volum 8.(9)


Ohnheiser, Lena Tina; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E..  Systematic revision of the gastropod family Philinidae (Mollusca: Cephalaspidea) in the north-east Atlantic Ocean with emphasis on the Scandinavian Peninsula. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 2013 ;Volum 167.(2) s.273-326


Pianezzola, Elisa; Roth, Steffen; Hatteland, Bjørn Arild. Predation by carabid beetles on the invasive slug Arion vulgaris in an agricultural semi-field experiment.. Bulletin of entomological research 2013 103.(2) s.225-232


Poulsen, Jan Yde; Byrkjedal, Ingvar; Willassen, Endre; Rees, David John; Takeshima, Hirohiko; Satoh, Takashi P.; Shinohara, Gento; Nishida, Mutsumi; Miya, Masaki. Mitogenomic sequences and evidence from unique gene rearrangements corroborate evolutionary relationships of Myctophiformes (Neoteleostei). BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013 ;Volum 13.


Rees, David John; Byrkjedal, Ingvar. Lack of taxonomic information from parietal spine size invalidates subspecies in the Atlantic hookear sculpin Artediellus atlanticus. Journal of Fish Biology 2013 ;Volum 82.(1) s.277-285


Scherholz, Maik; Redl, Emanuel; Wollesen, Tim; Todt, Christiane; Wanninger, Andreas. Aplacophoran mollusks evolved from ancestors with polyplacophoran-like features. Current Biology 2013 ;Volum 23.(21) s.2130-2134


Smedmark, Jenny; Razafimandimbison, Sylvain G.; Wikström, Niklas; Bremer, Birgitta. Inferring geographic range evolution of a pantropical tribe in the coffee family (Lasiantheae, Rubiaceae) in the face of topological uncertainty. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 2013 ;Volum 70. s.182-194


Svendsen, Fred Marius; Byrkjedal, Ingvar. Morphological and molecular variation in Synaphobranchus eels (Anguilliformes: Synaphobranchidae) of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in relation to species diagnostics. Marine Biodiversity 2013 ;Volum 43.(4) s.407-420


Zabbey, Nenibarini; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E.. Epifauna diversity and ecology on intertidal flats in the tropical Niger Delta, with remarks on the gastropod species Haminoea orbignyana. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2013 ;Volum 93.(1) s.249-257



Andersen, Hanne Flåten; Jordal, Bjarte Henry; Kambestad, Marius; Kirkendall, Lawrence R.. Improbable but true: the invasive inbreeding ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus morigerus has generalist genotypes. Ecology and Evolution 2012 Volum 2.(1) s.247-257


Byrkjedal, Ingvar; Kyllingstad, Kåre; Efteland, Svein; Grøsfjell, Steinar. Population trends of northern lapwing, Eurasian curlew and Eurasian oystercatcher over 15 years in a southwest Norwegian farmland. Ornis Norvegica 2012 ;Volum 35. s.16-22


Byrkjedal, Ingvar; Kålås, John Atle. Censuses of breeding birds in a South Norwegian arctic-alpine habitat three decades apart show population declines in the most common species. Ornis Norvegica 2012 ;Volum 35. s.43-47


Byrkjedal, Ingvar; Lislevand, Terje; Vogler, Stefanie. Do passerine birds utilise artificial light to prolong their diurnal activity during winter at northern latitudes?. Ornis Norvegica 2012 ;Volum 35. s.37-42


Ekrem, Torbjørn; Roth, Steffen; Andersen, Trond; Stur, Elisabeth; Søli, Geir Einar Ellefsen; Halvorsen, Godtfred Anker. Insects inhabiting freshwater and humid habitats in Finnmark, northern Norway. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 2012 ;Volum 59.(2) s.91-107


Faller, Simon; Rothe, Birgen Holger; Todt, Christiane; Schmidt-Rhaesa, Andreas; Loesel, Rudi. Comparative neuroanatomy of Caudofoveata, Solenogastres, Polyplacophora, and Scaphopoda (Mollusca) and its phylogenetic implications. Zoomorphology 2012 ;Volum 131.(2) s.149-170


Gjerde, Ivar; Blom, Hans H.; Lindblom, Louise Maria; Sætersdal, Magne; Schei, Fride Høistad. Community assembly in epiphytic lichens in early stages of colonization. Ecology 2012 ;Volum 93.(4) s.749-759


Jordal, Bjarte Henry. Phrixosoma concavifrons - a sexually dimorphic Phrixosomatini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from the Udzungwa mountains in Tanzania. Zootaxa 2012 (3255) s.52-56


Jordal, Bjarte Henry; Cognato, Anthony Ignacio. Molecular phylogeny of bark and ambrosia beetles reveals multiple origins of fungus farming during periods of global warming.. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 ;Volum 12.


Kongsrud, Jon Anders; Rapp, Hans Tore. Nicomache (Loxochona) lokii sp. nov. (Annelida, Polychaeta, Maldanidae) from the Loki’s Castle vent field – an important structure builder in an Arctic vent system. Polar Biology 2012 ;Volum 35.(2) s.161-170


Lindblom, Louise Maria; Ekman, Stefan. RAPDs distinguish the lichens Xanthoria aureola and X. parietina in a mixed seashore rock population. Nova Hedwigia: Zeitschrift für Kryptogamenkunde 2012 ;Volum 94.(3-4) s.279-285


Lislevand, Terje. Habitat and nest placement of Red-backed Shrikes Lanius collurio breeding in clear-cuts in southern Norway. Ornis Norvegica 2012 ;Volum 35. s.28-36


Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E.; Calado, Gonçalo; Cruz, João; Jensen, Kathe. On the occurrence of the Caribbean sea slug Thuridilla mazda in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Marine Biodiversity Records 2012 ;Volum 5.(e50)


Manousis, Thanasis; Mpardakis, George; Zamora-Silva, Andrea; Paraskevopoulos, Konstantinos; Manios, Demitrios; Galinou-Mitsoudi, Sofia. New findings of Gastropods in the Hellenic seas with emphasis on their origin and distribution status. Journal of Biological Research 2012 ;Volum 18. s.249-264


Predel, Reinhard; Neupert, Susanne; Huetteroth, Wolf; Kahnt, Jörg; Waidelich, Dietmar; Roth, Steffen. Peptidomics-based phylogeny and biogeography of mantophasmatodea (Hexapoda). Systematic Biology 2012 ;Volum 61.(4) s.609-629


Ramirez, Raul; Lislevand, Terje; Retana, Axel; Solhøy, Torstein; Roth, Steffen. Ectoparasite loads of the Central American Whiptail Lizard Ameiva festiva (Squamata: Teiidae). Herpetological Journal 2012 ;Volum 22.(3) s.151-155


Ruiz, Carlos; Jordal, Bjarte Henry; Serrano, José. Diversification of subgenus Calathus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in the Mediterranean region - glacial refugia and taxon pulses. Journal of Biogeography 2012 ;Volum 39.(10) s.1791-1805


Velle, Gaute; Brodersen, Klaus P.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Willassen, Endre.
Inconsistent results should not be overlooked: A reply to Brooks et al. (2012). The Holocene 2012 ;Volum 22.(12) s. 1501-1508


Zamora-Silva, Andrea; Ortigosa, Deneb.New opisthobranch records in the Veracruz Reef System National Park, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 2012 ;Volum 83.(2) s.359-369



 Byrkjedal, I., Poulsen, J.Y. & Galbraith, J. (2011) Leptoderma macrophthalmum n.sp., a new species of smooth-head (Otocephala: Alepocephalidae) from the Mid Atlantic Ridge. Zootaxa, 2876, 49-56.


Byrkjedal, I., Langhelle, G., Wenneck, T.d.L. & Wienerroither, R. (2011) Lycodes adolfi Nielsen and Fosså, 1993 (Teleostei: Zoarcidae) found in the Arctic Ocean. Polar Biology, 34, 465-467.


Byrkjedal, I. (2011) Kleptoparasitism of wintering Great Northern Divers Gavia immer by gulls. Ornis Norvegica, 34, 17-18.


Byrkjedal, I. & Lislevand, T. (2011) "Cat-beside-mousehole-technique" employed by Nordmann's Greenshank hunting for crabs. The Wader Study Group Bulletin, 118, 190-191.


Byrkjedal, I. (2011) Social behaviour of wintering Great Northern Divers Gavia immer in relation to age categories. Ornis Norvegica, 34, 10-16.


Carmona, L., Malaquias, M.A., Gosliner, T., Pola, M. & Cervera, J. (2011) Amphi-Atlantic distributions and cryptic species in sacoglossan sea slugs. Journal of molluscan studies, 77, 401-412.


Cognato, A.I., Hulcr, J., Dole, S.A. & Jordal, B.H. (2011) Phylogeny of haplo-diploid, fungus-growing ambrosia beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Xyleborini) inferred from molecular and morphological data. Zoologica Scripta, 40, 174-186.


Gohli, J., Røer, J.E., Selås, V., Stenberg, I. & Lislevand, T. (2011) Migrating Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers Dendrocopos minor along the coast of southern Norway: where do they come from? Ornis Fennica, 88, 121-128.


Jordal, B.H., Sequeira, A.S. & Cognato, A.I. (2011) The age and phylogeny of wood boring weevils and the origin of subsociality. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 59, 708-724.


Keuning, R., Schander, C., Kongsrud, J.A. & Willassen, E. (2011) Ecology of twelve species of Thyasiridae (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 62, 786-791.


Kocot, K.M., Cannon, J.T., Todt, C., Citarella, M., Kohn, A.B., Meyer, A., Santos, S.R., Schander, C., Moroz, L.L., Lieb, B. & Halanych, K.M. (2011) Phylogenomics reveals deep molluscan relationships. Nature , 477, 452-U101.


Kocot, K.M., Cannon, J.T., Todt, C., Kohn, A.B., Citarella, M., Meyer, A., Schander, C., Santos, S.R., Moroz, L.L., Lieb, B. & Halanych, K.M. (2011) Phylogenomic investigation of molluscan evolutionary relationships. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51, E71.


Kongsrud, J.A., Bakken, T. & Oug, E. (2011) Deep-water species of the genus Ophelina (Annelida, Opheliidae) in the Nordic Seas, with the description of Ophelina brattegardi sp. nov. The Italian journal of zoology, 78, 95-111.


Krylova, E.M., Gebruk, A., Portnova, D., Todt, C. & Haflidason, H. (2011) New species of the genus Isorropodon (Bivalvia: Vesicomyidae: Pliocardiinae) from cold methane seeps at Nyegga (Norwegian Sea, Voring Plateau, Storrega Slide). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 91, 1135-1144.


Lygre, F. Schander, C., Kongsrud, J.A. & Krakstad, J.O. (2011) Three species of Parthenina (Chrysallidinae, Pyramidellidoidea) New to West Africa. Journal of Conchology, 40, 477-481.


Lygre, F., Kongsrud, J.A. & Schander, C. (2011) Four New species of Turbonilla (Gastropoda, Pyramidellimorpha, Turbonillidae) from the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa. African Invertebrates: a Journal of Biodiversity Research, 52, 243-254.


Malaquias, M.A., Cervera, J. & Gosliner, T. (2011) Studies on opisthobranch molluscs: Proceedings of a symposium, World Congress of Malacology, Phuket, Thailand, July 2010. Introduction. Journal of molluscan studies, 77, 321.


Malaquias, M.A., Calado, G.a., Cruz, J. & Jensen, K. (2011) On the occurrence of the Caribbean sea slug Thuridilla mazda in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Marine Biodiversity Records.


Pedro, N., Malaquias, M.A., Costa, A. & Avila, S.r. (2011) Crimora papillata (Nudibranchia: Triophinae), a new record for the shallow marine molluscs of the Azores. Marine Biodiversity Records, 4.


Rapp, H.T., Schander, C., Kongsrud, J.A., Alvestad, T., Byrkjedal, I., Halanych, K.M., Hestetun, J.T., Tandberg, A.h., Tverberg, J., Steen, I.H., Thorseth, I.H. & Pedersen, R.B. (2011) Investigations of a unique fauna from hydrothermal vents along the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge (AMOR).


Svendsen, F.M., Langhelle, G. & Byrkjedal, I. (2011) First record of a synaphobranchid eel in the Arctic: Diastobranchus capensis caught near Spitsbergen. Cybium (Paris), 35, 255-256.


Wienerroither, R., Johannesen, E., Dolgov, A., Byrkjedal, I., Bjelland, O., Drevetnyak, K., Eriksen, K.B.r., Høines, g.S., Langhelle, G., Lang›y, H., Prokhorova, T., Prozorkevich, D. & Wenneck, T.d.L. (2011) Atlas of the Barents Sea fishes. IMR/PINRO Joint Report Series, 1-272.


Wienerroither, R., Nedreaas, K.H., Uiblein, F., Christiansen, J.r.S., Byrkjedal, I. & Karamushko, O.V. (2011) The marine fishes of Jan Mayen Island, NE Atlantic - past and present. Marine Biodiversity, 41, 395-411.


Willassen, E. (2011) Pseudodiamesa nivosa or arctica? A confounded story of a midge moustache and an attempt at some taxonomic orthodontics. Chironomus. 24, 23-27.


Zabbey, N. & Malaquias, M.A. (2011) Epifauna diversity and ecology on intertidal flats in the tropical Niger Delta, with remarks on the gastropod species Haminoea orbignyana. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 92.


Zenetos, A., Katsanevakis, S., Poursanidis, D., Crocetta, F., Damalas, D., Apostolopoulos, G., Gravili, C., Vardala-Theodorou, E. & Malaquias, M.A. (2011) Marine alien species in Greek Seas: Additions and amendments by 2010. Mediterranean Marine Science, 12, 95-120.




Bakken, T., Kongsrud, J. A., Oug, E., Cochrane, S. K. J., Moen, T. L. & Solbakken, B. E. B.  (2010). Polychaetes from Jan Mayen (Annelida, Polychaeta). Polar Research, 29, 1-21.


Blom, H. H. & Lindblom, L.  (2010). Degelia cyanoloma (Schaer.) H. H. Blom & L. Lindblom comb. et stat. nov., a distinct species from western Europe. Lichenologist, 42, 23-27.


Dole, S. A., Jordal, B. H.  & Cognato, A.I. (2010). Polyphyly of Xylosandrus Reitter inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial genes (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 54, 773-782.


Ekrem, T., Willassen, E. & Stur, E.  (2010). Phylogenetic utility of five genes for dipteran phylogeny: A test case in the Chironomidae leads to generic synonymies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 57, 561-571.


Jordal, B. H.  (2010). Revision of the genus Phloeoditica Schedl - with description of two new genera and two new species in Phloeosinini (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae). ZooKeys 56, 141-156.


Lygre, F. & Schander, C.  (2010). Six new species of pyramidellids (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Pyramidelloidea) from West Africa, introducing the new genus Kongsrudia. Zootaxa, 1-17.


Malaquias, M. A. E.  (2010). Systematics, phylogeny, and natural history of Bullacta exarata (Philippi, 1849): an endemic cephalaspidean gastropod from the China Sea. Journal of Natural History, 44, 2015-2029.


Meyer, A., Todt, C., Mikkelsen, N. T. & Lieb, B.  (2010). Fast evolving 18S rRNA sequences from Solenogastres (Mollusca) resist standard PCR amplification and give new insights into mollusk substitution rate heterogeneity. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10.

Abstract: Background: The 18S rRNA gene is one of the most important molecular markers, used in diverse applications such as molecular

Møller, P. R., Nielsen J.G., Knudsen, S.W. , Poulsen, J. Y., Sunksen, K., Jørgensen, O. A. (2010). A checklist of the fish fauna of Greenland waters. Zootaxa. 2378, 1-84  


Ruiz, C., Jordal, B. H., Emerson, B. C., Will, K. W. & Serrano, J.  (2010). Molecular phylogeny and Holarctic diversification of the subtribe Calathina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Sphodrini). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 55, 358-371.


Schander, C., Rapp, H. T., Kongsrud, J. A., Bakken, T., Berge, J., Cochrane, S., Oug, E., Byrkjedal, I., Todt, C., Cedhagen, T., Fosshagen, A., Gebruk, A., Larsen, K., Levin, L., Obst, M., Pleijel, F., Stohr, S., Waren, A., Mikkelsen, N. T., Hadler-Jacobsen, S., Keuning, R., Petersen, K. H., Thorseth, I. H. & Pedersen, R. B.  (2010). The fauna of hydrothermal vents on the Mohn Ridge (North Atlantic) 1. Marine Biology Research, 6, 155-171.


Vecchione, M., Bergstad, O. A., Byrkjedal, I., Falkenhaug, T., Gebruk, A. V., Godø, O. R., Gislason, A., Heino, M. P., Høines, g., Menezes, G. M. M., Piatkowski, U., Priede, I. G., Skov, H., Søiland, H., Sutton, T. T. & Wenneck, T. d. L. (2010). Biodiversity patterns and processes on the Mid-Atlantic ridge. Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance (pp. 103-121). Blackwell Publishing.


Velle, G., Brodersen, K. P., Birks, H. J. B. & Willassen, E.  (2010). Midges as quantitative temperature indicator species: Lessons for palaeoecology. Holocene, 20, 989-1002.