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:

Zoology of invertevrates )partially), 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:

Červená M., Šáhlavský F., Papáč V., Lováč L. &  Christophoryová J. (accepted) Morphological and cytogenetic characteristics of Neobisium (Blothrus) slovacum Gulička, 1977 (Pseudoscorpiones, Neobisiidae), the northernmost troglobitic species of the subgenus Blothrus in Europe. Zookeys

Hiřman M., Kotyk M., Kotyková Varadínová Z. & Šáhlavský F. (2018) First cytogenetic study of a member of the harvestman family Neogoveidae (Opiliones: Cyphophthalmi: Sternophthalmi) from Cameroon with description of a new species Parogovia parasironoides sp. nov. Annales Zoologici (Warszawa) 68: 867-877.

Just P., Tajovský K. & Šáhlavský F. (2018) Štírci (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) chráněné krajinné oblasti Brdy a okolí. Bohemia Centralis 34: 161-174.

Kovařík F., Lowe G. & Šáhlavský F. (2018) Three new Chaerilus from Malaysia (Tioman Island) and Thailand (Scorpiones: Chaerilidae), with a review of C. cimrmani, C. sejnai, and C. tichyi. Euscorpius 268: 1-27.

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.