Affiliation: Slovak Academy of Sciences
- Origin of origami cockroach reveals long-lasting (11 Ma) phenotype instability following viviparityPeter V Vršanský
Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravska c 9, 845 06, Bratislava, Slovakia
Naturwissenschaften 103:78. 2016..Thus, while viviparity can be disadvantageous, in association with new Bauplans and/or behaviors, it can contribute to the evolution of taxa with viviparous representatives that are slightly selectively preferred. ..
- Paleocene origin of the cockroach families Blaberidae and Corydiidae: Evidence from Amur River region of RussiaPeter Vršanský
Arthropoda Laboratory of the Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya 123, 117868 Moscow, Russia
Zootaxa 3635:117-26. 2013..n., the earliest record of the family Corydiidae. Both species belong to genera codominant in the Messel locality, thus validating their dominance in early Cenozoic assemblages...
- Cockroaches probably cleaned up after dinosaursPeter Vršanský
Geological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia Arthropoda Laboratory, Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
PLoS ONE 8:e80560. 2013....
- Light-mimicking cockroaches indicate Tertiary origin of recent terrestrial luminescencePeter Vršanský
Geological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska cesta 9, P O Box 106, 840 05, Bratislava, Slovakia
Naturwissenschaften 99:739-49. 2012..Our analysis surprisingly reveals an evolutionary novelty of all living luminescent insects, while in the sea (and possibly in the soil) luminescence is present also phylogenetically in very primitive organisms...