RNDr. František Šáhlavský, Ph.D.

Phone: +420/221951072

Fax: +420/221951841

E-mail: stahlf@natur.cuni.cz

 

Research interests:

Arachnology in the Czech Republic: http://arachnology.cz

Karyology of arachnids especially pseudoscorpions, scorpions and harvestmen; taxonomy and biology of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones)

Current projects:

Chromosome evolution and sex chromosomes systems in pseudoscorpions, scorpions and harvestmen, cytotaxonomy of the pseudocorpions

Lectures and courses:

Special zoology of invertebrates (partially) , System and Phylogeny of Invertebrates (practices, field trip)

Biology of Arachnids (partially), Arachnology (partially), Selected chapters of Invertebrate zoology I., II. – advanced lecture

Molecular Applications in Zoology (partially)

 

Selected papers:

Kovařík, F., Lowe G. & Šáhlavský F. (2018) Review of the genus Babycurus Karsch, 1886 (Arachnida, Scorpiones, Buthidae), with descriptions of Barbaracurus gen. n. and two new species from Oman and Yemen. Euscorpius 267: 1-41.

Líznarová E., Sentenská L., Šáhlavský F.  & Pekár S. (2018) Stridulation can suppress cannibalism in a specialised araneophagous predator. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72: 127.

Lowe G., Kovařík F., Stockmann M. & Šáhlavský F.  (2018) Review of Microbuthus with description of M. satyrus sp. n. (Scorpiones, Buthidae) from Oman and Yemen. Euscorpius 263: 1-22.

Šáhlavský F. , Štundlová J., Lowe G., Stockmann M. & Kovařík F. (2018)  Application of cytogenetic markers in the taxonomy of flat rock scorpions (Scorpiones: Hormuridae), with the description of Hadogenes weygoldti sp. n. Zoologischer Anzeiger 273: 173-182.

Kovařík F., Lowe G., Just P., Awale A. I., Elmi H.S.A & Šáhlavský F.  (2018) Scorpions of the Horn of Africa (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part XV. Review of the genus Gint Kovařík et al, 2013, with description of three new species from Somaliland (Scorpiones, Buthidae). Euscorpius 259: 1-41.

Opatova V & Šáhlavský F. (2018) Phoretic or not? Phylogeography of the pseudoscorpion Chernes hahnii (Pseudoscorpiones, Chernetidae). Journal of Arachnology 46: 104-113.

Šáhlavský F., Opatova V., Just P., Lotz L.N.  & Haddad C.R. (2018) Molecular technique reveals high variability of 18S rDNA distribution in harvestmen (Opiliones, Phalangiidae) from South Africa. Comparative Cytogenetics 12: 41-59.

Kovařík F., Lowe G., Mazuch T., Awale A. I., Štundlová J. & Šáhlavský F.  (2017) Scorpions of the Horn of Africa (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part XII. Pandinurus hangarale sp. n. (Scorpionidae) from Somaliland and a review of type locality and true distribution of Pandinurus smithi (Pocock, 1897). Euscorpius 253: 1-18.

Kovařík F., Lowe G., Mazuch T., Štundlová J. & Šáhlavský F.  (2017) Scorpions of the Horn of Africa (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part XI. Pandinurus kmoniceki sp. n. (Scorpionidae) from Somaliland. Euscorpius 243: 1-14.

Sadílek D., Angus R.B., Šáhlavský F. & Vilímová J. (2016) Comparison of different cytogenetic methods and tissue suitability for the study of chromosomes in Cimex lectularius (Heteroptera, Cimicidae). Comparative Cytogenetics 10: 731-752.

Kotrbová J., Opatova V., Gardini G. & Šáhlavský F. (2016) Karyotype diversity of pseudoscorpions of the genus Chthonius (Pseudoscorpiones, Chthoniidae) in the Alps. Comparative Cytogenetics 10: 325-345.

Plíšková J., Kovařík F., Košulič O. & Šáhlavský F. (2016) Description of a new species of Heterometrus Ehrenberg, 1828 (Scorpiones: Scorpionidae) from Thailand with remarks about the utilization of cytogenetic data in taxonomy of the genus. Annales Zoologici (Warszawa) 66: 467-476.

Svojanovská H., Nguyen P., Hiřman M., Tuf I.H., Wahab R.A., Haddad C.R., Šáhlavský F. (2016) Karyotype evolution in harvestmen of the suborder Cyphophthalmi (Opiliones). Cytogenetic and Genome Research 148: 227-236.

Kovařík F., Lowe G. & Šáhlavský F. (2016) Review of Northwestern African Buthacus, with description of Buthacus stockmanni sp. n. from Morocco and Western Sahara (Scorpiones, Buthidae). Euscorpius 236: 1-18.

Kovařík F., Lowe G. & Šáhlavský F. (2016). Scorpions of the Horn of Africa (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part IX. Lanzatus, Orthochirus, and Somalicharmus (Buthidae), with description of Lanzatus somalilandus sp. n. and Orthochirus afar sp. n. Euscorpius 232: 1-38.

Kovařík F., Lowe G., Plíšková J. & Šáhlavský F. (2016) Scorpions of the Horn of Africa (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part VII. Parabuthus Pocock, 1890 (Buthidae), with Description of P. hamar sp. n. and P. kajibu sp. n. from Ethiopia. Euscorpius  228: 1-58.

Kovařík F., Lowe G., Plíšková J. & Šáhlavský F. (2016) Scorpions of the Horn of Africa (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part VI. Compsobuthus Vachon, 1949 (Buthidae), with a description of C. eritreaensis sp. n. Euscorpius  226: 1-21.

Kovařík F., Lowe G., Ranawana K.B., Hoferek D., Jayarathne V.A.S., Plíšková J. & Šáhlavský F. (2016) Scorpions of Sri Lanka (Arachnida, Scorpiones: Buthidae, Chaerilidae, Scorpionidae) with Description of Four New Species of the Genera Charmus Karsch, 1879 and Reddyanus Vachon, 1972, stat. n. Euscorpius 220: 1-130.

Kovařík F., Lowe G., Hoferek D., Plíšková J. & Šáhlavský F. (2016) Scorpions of Ethiopia. Part IV. Genus Uroplectes Peters, 1861 (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Euscorpius 217: 1-14.

Sadílek D., Nguyen P., Koç H., Kovařík F., Yağmur E. A. & Šáhlavský F. (2015) Molecular cytogenetics of Androctonus scorpions: an oasis of calm in the turbulent karyotype evolution of the diverse family Buthidae. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 115: 69-75.

Kovařík F., Košulič O., Šáhlavský F., Plíšková J., Dongkhamfu W. &  Wongprom P. (2015) Two New Species of Euscorpiops Vachon, 1980 from Thailand and Myanmar (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae: Scorpiopinae). Annales Zoologici (Warszawa) 65: 109-122.

Kovařík F., Soleglad M.E., Lowe G., Plíšková J. & Šáhlavský F. (2015) Observations on Growth and Maturation of a Male Alloscorpiops wongpromi (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae: Scorpiopinae: Scorpiopini). Euscorpius 205: 1-17.

Kovařík F., Lowe G., Seiter M., Plíšková J. & Šáhlavský F. (2015) Scorpions of Ethiopia (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part II. Genus Babycurus Karsch, 1886 (Buthidae), with description of two new species Euscorpius 196: 1-31.

Šáhlavský F., Koç H.  & Yağmur E. A. (2014) The first record of karyotypes in Leiurus abdullahbayrami and Compsobuthus matthiesseni (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Turkey. North-Western Journal of Zoology 10: 355-358.

Christophoryová J., Šáhlavský F. & Krajčovičová K. (2014) Šúriky (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones) pohoria Burda (NPR Kováčovske kopce). Folia faunistica Slovaca 19: 161-167.

Sadílek D., Šáhlavský F., Vilímová J. & Zima J. (2013) Extensive fragmentation of the X chromosome in the bed bug Cimex lectularius Linnaeus, 1758 (Heteroptera, Cimicidae): a survey across Europe. Comparative Cytogenetics 7: 253-269.

Šáhlavský F., Christophoryová J. & Henderickx H. (2013) A karyological study of four European species of Roncus (Pseudoscorpiones: Neobisiidae). European Journal of Entomology 110: 393-399.

Šáhlavský F. & Chytil J. (2013) Štírci (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) Biosférické rezervace Dolní Morava a okolí (Česká republika). Klapalekiana 49: 73-88.

Kovařík F., Lowe G., Plíšková J. & Šáhlavský F. (2013) A new scorpion genus, Gint gen.n., from the Horn of Africa (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Euscorpius 173: 1-19.

Kovařík F., Plíšková J. & Šáhlavský F. (2013) Euscorpiops neradi sp. n. from Thailand (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae: Scorpiopinae). Euscorpius 158: 1-8.

Bozanic B., Hradilek Z., Machac O. Pizl V., Stahlavsky F., Tufova J. Vele A. & Tuf I.H. (2013) Factors Affecting Invertebrate Assemblages in Bryophytes of the Litovelske Luhy National Nature Reserve, Czech Republic. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 65: 197-206.

Šáhlavský F., Boyer S.L., Harvey M.S. & Giribet G. (2012): First cytogenetic study of a member of the harvestman family Pettalidae (Opiliones: Cyphophthalmi). Australian Journal of Entomology 51: 299-302.

Šáhlavský F., Král J., Harvey M.S. & Haddadd C.R. (2012): The first cytogenetic characterisation of atemnids: pseudoscorpions with the highest chromosome numbers (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones). Cytogenetic and Genome Research 137: 22-30.

Christophoryová J., Šáhlavský F., Krumpál M. & Fedor P. (2012): Pseudoscorpions of the Czech Republic and Slovakia: An annotated and revised checklist (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones). North-Western Journal of Zoology 8: 1-21.

Christophoryová J., Šáhlavský F. & Fedor P. (2011): An updated identification key to the pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Zootaxa 2876: 35-48.

Harvey M.S. & Šáhlavský F. (2010): A review of the pseudoscorpion genus Oreolpium (Pseudoscorpiones: Garypinidae), with remarks on the composition of the Garypinidae and on pseudoscorpions with bipolar distributions. Journal of Arachnology 38(2): 294-308.

Šáhlavský F. & Tuf I.H. (2009): Štírci (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) CHKO Litovelské Pomoraví. Acta rerum naturalium 7: 97-102.

Šáhlavský F., Zeh J.A., Zeh D.W. & Král J. (2009): Karyotypes of the Neotropical pseudoscorpions Semeiochernes armiger and Cordylochernes scorpioides (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae). Journal of Arachnology 37(3): 287-291.

Kovařík F., Šáhlavský F., Kořínková T. & Král J. (2009): Tityus ythieri Lourenço, 2007 is a synonym of Tityus magnimanus Pocock, 1897 (Scorpiones: Buthidae): a combined approach using morphology, hybridization experiments, chromosomes, and mitochondrial DNA. Euscorpius No. 77: 1–12.

Král J., Kováč L., Šáhlavský F., Lonský P. & źuptáčik P. (2008): The first karyotype study in palpigrades, a primitive order of arachnids (Arachnida: Palpigradi). Genetica 134: 79-87.

Zaragoza J.A. & Šáhlavský F. 2008: A new Roncus species (Pseudoscorpiones: Neobisiidae) from Montseny Natural Park (Catalonia, Spain), with remarks on karyology. Zootaxa 1693: 27-40.

Petrov B.P. & Šáhlavský F. 2007: New species of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) for the fauna of Bulgaria. Historia Naturalis Bulgarica 18: 15-27.

Šáhlavský F. & Krásný L. 2007: Štírci (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) Dolního Povltaví a Podřipska. [Pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) of the lower part of Vltava river and the Říp Mt. area] Bohemia Centralis 28: 418-428. In Czech with English summary.

Ducháč V., Mlejnek R. & Šáhlavský F. 2007: Chthonius (Chthonius) heterodactylus (Pseudoscorpiones: Chthoniidae), eine neue Art für die Tschechische Republik. - Arachnologische Mitteilungen 33: 31-33.

Král J., Musilová J., Šáhlavský F., Řezáč M., Akan Z.,  Edwards R., Coyle F.A. & Ribera C.A. 2006:  Evolution of the karyotype and sex chromosome systems in basal clades of araneomorph spiders (Araneae: Araneomorphae). Chromosome Research 14: 859-880.

Šáhlavský F. 2006: Štírci Národního parku Podyjí. [Pseudoscorpions of the Podyjí National Park]. Klapalekiana 42: 167-178. In Czech with English summary.

Harvey M.S., Šáhlavský F. & Theron P. 2006: The distribution of Eukoenenia mirabilis (Palpigradi: Eukoeneniidae): a widespread tramp. Records of the Western Australian Museum 23: 199-203.

Šáhlavský F. 2006: Štírci (Pseudoscorpiones, Arachnida) CHKO Kokořínsko. [Pseudoscorpions (Pseudoscorpiones, Arachnida) of the Kokořínsko Protected Landscape Area] Bohemia Centralis 27: 161-165. In Czech with English abstract.

Šáhlavský F., Král J., Harvey M.S. & Haddad C.R. 2006: A karyotype study on the pseudoscorpion families Geogarypidae, Garypinidae and Olpiidae (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones). European Journal of Entomology 103(2): 277-289.

Šáhlavský F. & Ducháč V. 2005: Pseudoscorpiones (štírci), 83-84pp. In: Farkač, Král D. & Škorpík M. (eds) 2005: Červený seznam ohrožených druhů České republiky. Bezobratlí. [Red list of threated species in the Czech Republic. Invertebrates]. AOPK ČR, SOP ČR, Praha, 760 pp.

Šáhlavský F., Henderickx H. & Král J. 2005: Karyotype study on pseudoscorpions of the genus Lasiochernes Beier (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae). Folia Biologica-Krakow 53: 69-74.

Šáhlavský F. & Král J. 2004: Karyotype analysis and achiasmatic meiosis in pseudo-scorpions of the family Chthoniidae (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones). Hereditas, 140: 49-60.

Šáhlavský F. 2001: Pseudoscorpions of Prague. in Czech, with English summary. Klapalekiana 37: 73-121.

Šáhlavský F. & Ducháč V. 2001: Neue und wenig bekannte Afterskorpion-Arten aus der Tschechischen Republik . Arachnol. Mitt., 21: 46-49. In German.