Laboratorio de Aracnología Facultad de Ciencias UNAM


  1. Rivera-Quiroz, F. A. & Álvarez-Padilla, F. 2023. Integration or minimalism: twenty-one new species of ghost spiders (Anyphaenidae: Anyphaena) from Mexico. European Journal of Taxonomy 865: 1-94.
  2. Galán-Sánchez MA. & Álvarez-Padilla F. 2022. A new genus of caponiid spiders with its phylogenetic placement within Nopinae and the description of a new species of Orthonops Chamberlin, 1924 from Eastern Mexico (Araneae: Synspermiata, Caponiidae). Zootaxa. 5128 (4) 547-573.
  3. Garcilazo-Cruz U. & Álvarez-Padilla. 2022. PYOINV 1.0: A program for making spider diversity inventory websites (Arachnopulmonata: Araneae). Zootaxa correspondence. 5104 (3): 433-434.
  4. Álvarez-Padilla F. Kallal RJ. & G. Hormiga. 2020. Taxonomy and phylogenetics of Nanometinae and other Australasian orb-weaving spiders (Araneae: Tetragnathidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 438: 1-107.
  5. Álvarez-Padilla F. Galán-Sánchez MA. and Salgueiro-Sepúlveda, FJ. 2020. A protocol for documenting spider biodiversity inventories with websites applied to a Mexican Tropical Wet Forest (Araneae: Araneomorphae). Zootaxa. 4722 (3): 241-269.
  6. Rivera-Quiroz F. A. & Álvarez-Padilla F. 2019. Description of five new Wulfila (Araneae, Anyphaenidae) species from Mexico with comments on this genus taxonomy. Zootaxa. 4712 (2): 269-289.
  7. Piedra-Jiménez, D. F. Álvarez-Padilla, F. González-Santillán, E. 2019. Two new species of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones) from a Mexican oak forest near Pico de Orizaba National Park. Journal of Arachnology 1(1):95-109.
  8. Salgueiro-Sepúlveda, F. J. Álvarez-Padilla, F. 2018. New species of the orb-weaving spider genus Chrysometa (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) from oak forests near of the Pico de Orizaba National Park (Veracruz, Mexico). Zootaxa 4450(3): 301-330.
  9. Galán-Sánchez MA. & Alvarez-Padilla F. 2017. Three new species of comb-tailed spiders (Araneae: Hahniidae) from a Mexican oak forest with comments on their natural history and sexual behavior. Journal of Arachnology 45(3): 376-394.
  10. Wheeler WC. Coddington JA. Crowley LM. Dimitrov D. Goloboff PA. Griswold CE. Hormiga G. Prendini L. Ramírez MJ. Sierwald P. Almeida-Silva L. Alvarez-Padilla F. Arnedo MA. Benavides Silva LR. Benjamin SP. Bond JE. Grismado CJ. Hasan E. Hedin M. Izquierdo MA. Labarque FM. Ledford J. Lopardo L. Maddison WP. Miller JA. Piacentini LN. Platnick NI. Polotow D. Silva-Dávila D. Scharff N. Szüts T. Ubick D. Vink CJ. Wood HM. and Zhang J. 2017. The spider tree of life: Phylogeny of Araneae based on target-gene analyses from an extensive taxon sampling. Cladistics. 2016 online version
  11. Rivera-Quiroz F. A. & Garcilazo-Cruz U. Alvarez-Padilla F. 2016. Spider cyberdiversity (Araneae: Araneomorphae) in an ecotouristic tropical forest fragment in Xilitla, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 1023-1032.
  12. Rivera-Quiroz F. A. & Alvarez-Padilla F. 2015. Three new species of the genus Trachelas (Araneae: Trachelidae) from an oak forest inside the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot in Mexico. Zootaxa 3999: 95-110
  13. Garcilazo-Cruz U. & Alvarez-Padilla F. 2015. Description of a novel mating plug mechanism in spiders and the description of the new species Maeota  setastrobilaris (Araneae, Salticidae) (Araneae, Salticidae). ZooKeys 509: 1–12
  14. González-Santillán, E., & Alvarez-Padilla F. 2015. The male of Megacormus granosus (Gervais,  1844) with  comments on its hemispermatophore (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae). Zookeys 504: 75-91
  15. Alvarez-Padilla F, Ubick D. & Griswold E. C. 2015. Indian Ocean Goblin Spiders (Araneae, Oonopidae): Four New Species of Pelicinoids from Madagascar, with a redescription of the type species Silhouettella curieusei Benoit, 1979 American Museum of Novitates. 3835 1-31
  16. Álvarez-Padilla F, Ubick D. & Griswold E. C. 2012. Noideattella and Tolegnaro, two new genera of goblin spiders from Madagascar, with comments on the gamasomorphoid and silhouettelloid oonopids (Araneae, Oonopidae). American Museum of Novitates. 3745 1-76.
  17. Platnick NI; Abrahim N, Alvarez-Padilla F, Andriamalala D, Baehr B, Baert L, Bonaldo, AB; Brescovit AD, Chousou-Polydouri N, Dupérré N; Eichenberger B; Fannes W; Gaublomme E; Gillespie RG., Grismado CJ; Griswold CE.; Harvey MS.; Henrard, A, Hormiga G, Izquierdo MA, Jocqué R; Kranz-Baltensperger Y, Kropf C, Ott R, Ramírez MJ, Raven RJ; Rheims CA, Ruiz GRS, Santos AJ, Saucedo A, Sierwald P, Szűts T; Ubick D, Wang, X-P. 2012. Tarsal organ morphology and the phylogeny of goblin spiders (Araneae, Oonopidae), with notes on basal genera. American Museum Novitates. 3736: 1-52.
  18. Dimitar D. Lopardo L. Giribet G. Arnedo MA. Álvarez-Padilla F. Hormiga G. 2012. Tangled in a sparse spider web: single origin of orb weavers and their spinning work unravelled by denser taxonomic sampling. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B Biological Sciences. 279 (1732): 1341-1350.
  19. Álvarez-Padilla, F. & G. Hormiga. 2011. Case 3541- Metinae Simon, 1894 (Arachnida, Araneae, Tetragnathidae): proposed emendation of the current spelling to Metainae to remove homonymy with Metidae Boeck, 1872 (Crustacea, Copepoda). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 68(4) 262-266.
  20. Álvarez-Padilla F. & Benjamín S. 2011. Phylogenetic placement and redescription of the spider genus Atelidea Simon, 1895 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Zootaxa. 2761: 51-63.
  21. Álvarez-Padilla F. & Hormiga G. 2011. Morphological and Phylogenetic Atlas of the orbweaving spider family Tetragnathidae (Araneae: Araneoidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 162: 713 – 879.
  22. Dimitrov D., Álvarez-Padilla F., Hormiga G. 2010. On the phylogenetic placement of the spider genus Atimiosa Simon, 1895 (Tetragnathidae, Araneae) and the circumscription of the genus Dolichognatha O.P.- Cambridge, 1869. American Museum Novitates. American Museum Novitates 3683:1-19.
  23. Álvarez-Padilla F., Dimitrov D., Giribet G., & Hormiga G. In 2009. Phylogenetic relationships of the spider family Tetragnathidae (Araneae, Araneoidea) based on morphological and DNA sequence data. Cladistics. 25: 109-146.
  24. Spagna J. C. & Álvarez-Padilla F. 2008. Finding an upper limit for gap costs in direct optimization parsimony. Cladistics. 25: 787-801.
  25. Dimitrov D., Álvarez-Padilla F., & Hormiga G. 2008. Until dirt do us apart: on the unremarkable palp morphology of the spider Sternospina concretipalpis Schmidt & Krause, 1993, with comments on the genus Prionolaema Simon, 1894 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Zootaxa, 1698: 49-56.
  26. Álvarez-Padilla, F. & Hormiga G. 2007. A protocol for digesting internal soft tissues and mounting spiders for scanning electron microscopy. Journal of Arachnology 35: 538-542.
  27. Dimitrov D., Álvarez-Padilla F., & Hormiga, G. 2007. The female genitalic morphology of the orb weaving spider genus Agriognatha (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Journal of Morphology 268(9): 758-770.
  28. Álvarez-Padilla, F. 2007. Systematics of the spider genus Metabus O. P.-Cambridge, 1899 (Araneoidea: Tetragnathidae) wth additions to the tetragnathid fauna of Chile and comments on the phylogeny of Tetragnathidae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 151: 285-335.
  29. Hormiga, G., Álvarez-Padilla F., & Benjamín S.P. 2007. First records of extant Hispaniolan spiders of the families Mysmenidae, Symphytognathidae and Ochyroceratidae (Araneae), including a new species of Ochyrocera. American Museum Novitates 3577: 1-21.
  30. Kuntner, M. & Álvarez-Padilla, F. 2006. Systematics of the Afro-Macaronesian spider genus Sancus (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Journal of Arachnology 34(1):113-125.