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34. Siddharth Kulkarni, Takeshi Yamasaki, Luong Thi Hong Phung, Nanguei Karuaera, Savel R. Daniels, Efrat Gavish-Regev, Prashant P. Sharma. (in press) Phylogenomic data reveal three new families of poorly studied Solifugae (camel spiders). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107989.

33. Siddharth Kulkarni, Hugh Steiner, Erika Garcia, Hernán Iuri, Ryan Jones, Jesus Ballesteros, Guilherme Gainett, Matthew R Graham, Danilo Harms, Robin Lyle, Andrés A Ojanguren-Affilastro, Carlos E Santibañez-López, Gustavo Silva de Miranda, Paula E Cushing, Efrat Gavish-Regev and Prashant P Sharma. (2023) Neglected no longer: Phylogenomic resolution of higher-level relationships in Solifugae. iScience 26(9):107684.

32. Gustavo de Silva Miranda, Siddharth Kulkarni, Jéssica Tagliatela, Caitlin M. Baker, Alessandro P. L. Giupponi, Facundo M. Labarque, Efrat Gavish-Regev, Michael G. Rix, Leonardo S. Carvalho, Lívia Maria Fusari, Hannah M. Wood, Prashant P. Sharma. (in press) The rediscovery of a relict unlocks the first global phylogeny of whip spiders (Amblypygi). Systematic Biology. [Preprint available at,]

31. Gustavo Hormiga, Siddharth Kulkarni, Miquel Arnedo, Dimitar Dimitrov, Gonzalo Giribet, Robert Kallal, Nikolaj Scharff (2023). Genitalic morphology and phylogenomic placement of the Australian spider Paraplectanoides crassipes Keyserling, 1886 (Araneae, Araneidae) with a discussion on the classification of the family Araneidae. Invertebrate Systematics 37(12), 797–818.

30. Siddharth Kulkarni, Hannah Wood, Gustavo Hormiga. (2023) Phylogenomics illuminates the evolution of orb webs, respiratory systems and the biogeographic history of the world’s smallest orb-weaving spiders (Araneae, Araneoidea, Symphytognathoids). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107855.

29. Siddharth Kulkarni, Hannah Wood, Gustavo Hormiga. (2023) Advances in the reconstruction of the Spider Tree of Life: a roadmap for spider systematics and comparative studies. Cladistics 39: 479-532.

28. Jani, Maitry, John TD Caleb, Vena Kapoor, Siddharth Kulkarni, and Divya Uma. (2023) Aliens in the society: foreign arthropods and small vertebrates associated with the social spider Stegodyphus sarasinorum Karsch, 1892 (Araneae: Eresidae). The Journal of Arachnology 51: 1, 57-62.

27. Jacob A. Gorneau, Siddharth Kulkarni, Franklyn Cala-Riquelme, Lauren A. Esposito. (2023) Measuring what we don’t know: biodiversity catalogs reveal bias in taxonomic effort. BioScience, 73: 2, 112-123.


26. Jacob A. Gorneau, William I. Ausich, Sandro Bertolino, Holly Bik, Marymegan Daly, Sebsebe Demissew, David A. Donoso, Ryan Folk, Alina Freire-Fierro, Shahina A. Ghazanfar, Olwen M. Grace, Ai-Qun Hu, Siddharth Kulkarni, Isaac H. Lichter-Marck, Lúcia G. Lohmann, Jagoba Malumbres-Olarte, A. Muthama Muasya, Abel Pérez-González, Yashica Singh, Carolina M. Siniscalchi, Chelsea D. Specht, Alycia L. Stigall, David C. Tank, Leilani A. Walker, David F. Wright, Alireza Zamani, Lauren A. Esposito. (2022) Framing the future for taxonomic monography: Improving recognition, support, and access. Bulletin of the Society of Systematic Biologists, 1(1):8328.


25.  Gustavo Hormiga, Siddharth Kulkarni, Thiago da Silva Moreira, Dimitar Dimitrov. (2021) Molecular phylogeny of pimoid spiders and the limits of Linyphiidae, with a reassessment of male palpal homologies (Araneae, Pimoidae). Zootaxa, 5026(1):71-101.

24. Siddharth Kulkarni, Gustavo Hormiga (2021) Hooroo mates! Phylogenomic data suggest that the closest relatives of the iconic Tasmanian Cave Spider Hickmania troglodytes are in Australia and New Zealand, not in South America. Invertebrate Systematics, 2021, 35, 850–856.

23. Robert Kallal, Siddharth Kulkarni, Dimitar Dimitrov, Ligia Benavides, Miquel Arnedo, Gonzalo Giribet & Gustavo Hormiga (2021) Converging on the orb: denser taxon sampling elucidates spider phylogeny and new analytical methods support repeated evolution of the orb web. Cladistics. 1-19.

22. Siddharth Kulkarni, Robert Kallal, Hannah Wood, Dimitar Dimitrov, Gonzalo Giribet & Gustavo Hormiga (2021) Interrogating genomic-scale data to resolve recalcitrant nodes in the Spider Tree of Life. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 1-13.


21. Siddharth Kulkarni, Hannah Wood, Michael Lloyd, Gustavo Hormiga (2020) Spider-specific probe set for ultraconserved elements offers new perspectives on the evolutionary history of spiders (Arachnida, Araneae). Molecular Ecology Resources.1-19.


20. Christopher John Thorpe, Todd Lewis, Matthew Fisher, Claudia Wierzbicki, Siddharth Kulkarni, Lewis Davies, David Pryce, Aparna Watve, Mairi Knight.(2018) Climate structuring of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in the threatened amphibians of the northern Western Ghats, India.  Royal Society Open Science. 5(6):180211.

19. Christopher John Thorpe, Todd Lewis, Siddharth Kulkarni, Aparna Watve, David Pryce, Lewis Davies, Nikhil Gaitonde, David Bilton, Mairi Knight (2018) Micro-habitat distribution drives patch quality for sub-tropical rocky plateau amphibians in the northern Western Ghats, India. PLOSONE 13:3 e0194810.

18. Hemant Ghate, Siddharth Kulkarni, Suresh Benjamin (2018) Giant assassin in the cave: A new species of the genus Myiophanes from Sri Lanka (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae)Zootaxa  4524 (2): 237–244.


17. Siddharth Kulkarni, Atul Vartak, Vishwas Deshpande, Dheeraj Halali (2017) The spiny theridiid genus Meotipa Simon, 1895 in India, with description of a strange new species with translucent abdomen and a phylogenetic analysis about the genus placement (Araneae, Theridiidae). Zootaxa 4291 (3): 504-520.

16. Hemant Ghate, Siddharth Kulkarni, Vijay Anand Ismavel (2017). Illustrated redescriptions of two large coreid bugs from Assam including the first Indian record of Schroederia feana (Distant, 1902) (Coreidae, Coreinae, Mictini). Entomon 42(2): 165-172.


15. Siddharth Kulkarni, Hemant Ghate (2016). A new cavernicolous assassin bug of the genus Bagauda Bergroth (Reduviidae, Emesinae) from Western Ghats, India. Zootaxa. 4127(2): 365-275.

14. David Pryce, C. John Thorpe, Siddharth Kulkarni, Todd Lewis (2016) Amphiesma stolatum (striped keelback): Habitat and reproduction. The Herpetological Bulletin. 136: 37-38.

13. Peter Jäger, Siddharth Kulkarni (2016) An unexpected new species of the genus Pseudopoda (Araneae, Sparassidae, Heteropodinae) from the Western Ghats in India. ZooKeys 577: 55-62. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.577.7848

12. Siddharth Kulkarni, Hemant Ghate (2016) First record of the thread-legged assassin bugMyiophanes greeni Distant, 1903 (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae) from India. Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e7949. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.4.e7949

11. Sameer Padhye, Siddharth Kulkarni (2016). Regulated animal dissections in Indian academia as a measure to control invasive species. Current Science. 110 (2): 129-130.


10. Siddharth Kulkarni, Rahul Khot (2015). Neosataria, replacement name for Sataria Annandale, 1920 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Bithyniidae), preoccupied by Sataria Roewer, 1915 (Arachnida: Opiliones: Sclerosomatidae). Zootaxa. 3974 (4): 599-600. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3974.4.12

9. Siddharth Kulkarni, Swara Yadav (2015). Bridging the distributional gap of Tylorida striata (Thorell, 1877) and new synonymy (Araneae: Tetragnathidae). Biodiversity Data Journal; 3(3). DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e4878

8. Siddharth Kulkarni, Todd Lewis (2015): Description of male Tylorida sataraensis Kulkarni, 2014 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) with notes on habits and conservation status. Biodiversity Data Journal; 3(3). DOI:10.3897/BDJ.3.e4451

7. Siddharth Kulkarni, S. Joseph (2015). First record of genus Siler Simon, 1889 (Araneae: Salticidae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(10): 7701–7703. DOI: 10.11609/JoTT.o4150.7701-3

6. Siddharth Kulkarni (2015). Comments on “A new species of genus Thomisus Walckenaer, 1805 (Araneae: Thomisidae) from Telangana, India and a detailed description of Thomisus projectus Tikader, 1960” by Pravalikha & Srinivasulu, 2015. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(9): 7605–7606; DOI: 10.11609/JoTT.o4363.7605-6

5. Mihir Kulkarni, Sameer Padhye, Avinash Vanjare, Shriraj Jakhalekar, Yugandhar Shinde, Shruti Paripatyadar, Sayali Sheth, Siddharth Kulkarni, Samadhan Phuge, Kalyani Bhakare, Aboli Kulkarni, Kalpana Pai & Hemant Ghate (2015). Documenting the fauna of a small temporary pond from Pune, Maharashtra, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa.; 7(6): 7196–7210; DOI: 10.11609/JoTT.o4190.7196-210


4. Siddharth Kulkarni (2014): A new species of the genus Tylorida Simon, 1894 (Araneae: Tetragnathidae) from a rocky outcrop in the northern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(3):5558-5561. DOI:10.11609/JoTT.o3606.5558-61


3. Siddharth Kulkarni, Helen Smith (2013): First record of Poltys columnaris Thorell, 1890 (Araneae: Araneidae) from Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(10):4524. DOI:10.11609/JoTT.o3490.4524-6


2. Siddharth Kulkarni, Vishwas Deshpande (2012): New record of the spider Arachnura angura from Maharashtra with additional morphological description (Araneae: Araneidae). Records of Zoological Survey of India. 112 (2): 113-115.

1. Siddharth Kulkarni, Vishwas Deshpande (2012): A new species of the genus Oxyopes Latrielle (Araneae: Oxyopidae) from Sahyadri ranges of Western Ghats. Records of Zoological Survey of India. 112 (2): 35-37.Mi