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Journal Articles

Crews SC, W Galvis, RA Torres, M Gutierrez, J Sarmiento, LA Esposito. 2021. The flattie spiders of the Selenops isopodus species group (Araneae: Selenopidae) with a review of Selenops records from Colombia. Zootaxa  4964(1): 62-82.  DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4964.1.3

Crews SC, W Galvis, LA Esposito. 2021. Gliding canopy flatties and relatives from the Selenops banksi group (Araneae: Selenopidae). Journal of Natural History 54(35-36):2342-2365.  DOI:10.1080/00222933.2020.1844914

Cala-Riquelme F, SC Crews, AA Bustamante, B Cutler . 2021. New species of Peckhamia Simon, 1900 (Salticidae: Dendryphantini: Synagelina) from the Greater Antilles. Zootaxa 4899(1):141-160.  DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4899.1.7

Kurczewski FE, RC West, SC Crews, NR Jenzen-Jones . 2020. Selenopidae (Arachnida: Araneae), a new host spider family for the spider wasp Tachypompilus ferrugineus (Say) (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae: Pompilini). Insecta Mundi 0824: 1-6. pdf

Crews SC,LA Esposito. 2020. Towards a synthesis of the Caribbean biogeography of terrestrial arthropods. BMC Evolutionary Biology 20, 12. DOI: 10.1186/s12862-019-1576-z pdf

Crews SC, EL Garcia, JC Spagna, MH Van Dam, LA Esposito. 2019. The life aquatic with spiders (Araneae): repeated evolution of aquatic habitat association in Dictynidae and allied taxa. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 1-59. DOI:  10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz139/5660963

Crews SC, AO Debrot, G van Hoorn, W Galvis, LA Esposito. 2019. The arachnids (Arachnida) of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. Caribbean Journal of Science 49(2-3): 125-140.

Zamani A, SC Crews. 2019. The flattie spider family Selenopidae (Araneae) in the Middle East. Zoology in the Middle East DOI: 10.1080/09397140.2018.1540150.

Maddison D, K Will, SC Crews, J LaBonte. 2018. Bembidion ambiguum (Coleoptera: Carabidae) is established in California. Biodiversity Data Journal 6: e30763.

Crews SC. 2018. Two new species of flattie spiders (Araneae: Selenopidae) and descriptions of undescribed males from the Caribbean. Zootaxa 4446(1): 125-137.

Crews SC, AK Thomas, S Hester. 2018. First Record of Selenops submaculosus Bryant (Araneae, Selenopidae; a flattie spider) from Louisiana. Southeastern Naturalist 17(1): N10-N14.

Zeng Y, SC Crews. 2018. Biomechanics of omnidirectional strikes in flat spiders. Journal of Experimental Biology. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.166512

VanderSal-Jensen ND, SC Crews, RG Gillespie. 2016. Is love in the air or at first sight? Mate finding cues used by sympatric male velvet ants (Hymenoptera: Mutilldiae). Invertebrate Biology 135: 1-11. DOI: 10.1111/ivb.12128.

Crews SC, L Baert, A Carmichael. 2016. Spider stowaways: Molecular data support the synonymization of Selenops galapogoensis with Selenops mexicanus (Araneae: Selenopidae) and indicate human-mediated introduction to the Galápagos Islands. Pacific Science 70: 223-232. DOI: 10.2984/70.2.8 pdf

Crews SC, A Yang. 2016. Notes on the spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Journal of Science 49: 83-90. pdf

Crews SC, LA Esposito, F Cala-Riquelme. 2015. The Arachnids of Hellshire Hills, Jamaica. The Caribbean Naturalist 28: 1-14. pdf

Crews SC, Gillespie RG. 2014. Desert salt flats as oases for the spider Saltonia incerta Banks (Araneae: Dictynidae). Ecology and Evolution 4(19) DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1242 pdf

Crews SC. 2013. Thirteen new species of the spider genus Karaops (Araneae: Selenopidae) from Western Australia. Zootaxa 3647: 443-469.

Crews SC. 2011. A revision of the spider genus Selenops Latreille, 1819 (Arachnida, Araneae, Selenopidae) in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. ZooKeys 105: 1-182. pdf

Crews SC, MS Harvey. 2011. The spider family Selenopidae (Arachnida, Araneae) in Australia and Asia. ZooKeys 99: 1-104. pdf

Crews SC, RG Gillespie. 2010. Molecular systematics of Selenops spiders (Araneae: Selenopidae) from North and Central America: Implications for Caribbean biogeography. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 101: 288-322. pdf

Spagna JC, SC Crews, RG Gillespie. 2010. Patterns of habitat affinity and Austral/Holarctic parallelism in dictynoid spiders (Araneae: Entelegynae). Invertebrate Systematics 24: 238-257. pdf

Crews SC, AR Puente-Rolón, E Rutstein, RG Gillespie. 2010. A comparison of populations of island and adjacent mainland species of Caribbean Selenops (Araneae: Selenopidae) spiders. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54: 970-983. pdf

Crews SC, LE Stevens. 2009. Spiders of Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada. The Southwestern Naturalist 54: 331-340.

Crews SC. 2009. Assessment of rampant genitalic variation in the spider genus Homalonychus (Araneae, Homalonychidae). Invertebrate Biology 128: 107-125. pdf

Crews SC, E Wienskoski, RG Gillespie. 2008. Life history of the spider Selenops occultus Mello-Leitão (Araneae, Selenopidae) from Brazil with notes on the natural history of the genus. Journal of Natural History 42: 2747-2761.

Leaché A, SC Crews, M Hickerson. 2008. Two waves of diversification in mammals and reptiles of Baja California revealed by hierarchical Bayesian analysis. Biology Letters 3: 646-650. pdf

Crews SC, BD Opell. 2006. The features of capture threads and orb-webs produced by unfed Cyclosa turbinata (Araneae: Araneidae). Journal of Arachnology 34: 427-434. pdf

Crews SC, MC Hedin. 2006. Studies of morphological and molecular phylogenetic divergence in spiders (Araneae: Homalonychus) from the American Southwest, including divergence along the Baja California Peninsula. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38: 470-487.


Book Chapters

Crews SC., LA Esposito. 2022. A Checklist of the Arachnids from the Gulf of Guinea Islands (Excluding Ticks and Mites) in Biodiversity of the Gulf of Guinea Oceanic Islands. LMP Ceríaco, RF de Lima, M. Melo, RC Bell, eds. Pp 241-242. Springer, Cham.

Crews SC. 2017. Selenopidae in The Spider Genera of North America, 2nd Ed. D Ubick, P Paquin, PE Cushing, V Roth, eds. Pp 241-242. American Arachnological Society.

Crews SC. 2017. Homalonychidae in The Spider Genera of North America, 2nd Ed. D Ubick, P Paquin, PE Cushing, V Roth, eds. Pp 130-131. American Arachnological Society.

Crews SC. 2005. Selenopidae in The Spider Genera of North America, 1st Ed. D Ubick, P Paquin, PE Cushing, V Roth, eds. Pp 241-242. American Arachnological Society.

Crews, SC. 2005. Homalonychidae in The Spider Genera of North America, 1st Ed. D Ubick, P Paquin, PE Cushing, V Roth, eds. Pp 130-131. American Arachnological Society.


Marusik Y, CR Haddad, GN Azarkina, F Ballarin, SC Crews 2020. Festschrift in honour of Wanda Wesolowska on the occasion of her 70th birthday. Zootaxa 4899(1).

Popular Articles

Crews SC. 2020. My dream of visiting  every pile of rocks in Australia. Australasian Arachnology Newsletter of the Australiasian Arachnological Society Winter 89: 38-39. pdf

Crews SC.2018. Just another pile of Aussie Rocks. Australasian Australasian Arachnology Newsletter of the Australiasian Arachnological Society December 87: 26-31. pdf

Crews SC, LA Esposito. 2017. Life on the edge: terrestrial arthropod communities on salt flats. Desert Report Winter 2017: 6-7. pdf

Crews SC, LA Esposito. 2017. Desert salt flats as refugia for terrestrial arthropods. Mojave National Preserve Science Newsletter April 2017: 4-7. pdf


Killed By Desk Podcast “10 Sarah Crews,PhD – Research Scientist – Arachnologist (Bay Area Punk Scene)” 30 Nov 2020.

Breakfast Club, Ep. 43 Flattie Spiders with Dr. Sarah Crews” Oct 2020.

National Geographic España La desconocida vida acuática de las arañas” Héctor Rodríguez, 25 May 2020.

Smithsonian Magazine Meet the Spider With One of the Fastest Spins on the Planet” J. Treviño, 15 February 2018.

Australia’s Science Channel Spiders win gold in fastest spin competition” C. Harigan, 13 February 2018.

Daily Mail UK Blink and you’ll miss it: Incredible footage shows how flattie spiders turn to capture their prey in a record one eighth of a second” C. Borkhataria, 12 February 2018.

National Geographic “How One of the Fastest Spinning Animals Catches Its Prey” E. Zachos, 12 February 2018. Observation of the Week, 7/7/17” T. Iwane, 7 July 2017.

WA Today US scientist lured to WA by spider deemed ‘world’s fastest predator‘” E. Young, 23 June 2016.

Atlas Obscura Found: The Fastest-Spinning Animal in the World” V. Traverso, February 2018.

Daily Mail UK Terrifyingly quick: Australian spider could be the world’s fastest lunging predator” A. Bohle and N. Groom, 20 July 2016.

Australian Geographic Is this the world’s fastest lunging predator?” G. Meredith, 20 June 2016

ABC News Could an Australian spider be the world’s fastest lunging predator?” E. Parke, 19 June 2016.

UWI Mona Now “New species named after UWI professor: Selenops wilsoni found in the Hellshire Hills” C. Brenton, 1 Sep 2013, v.3, n.5.

St. Maarten Daily Herald “New ‘flat’ spider found on island” A. Singh, 21 February 2007.

Times of the Islands “Arachno-filia” B. Riggs, Winter 2007.

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