Jason E. Bond
Professor & Director of the Auburn University Museum of Natural History



Office Location:  
BLC 243 

Mailing Address:
101 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg. 
Auburn University, AL 36849
Tel: (334) 844-8713
Fax: (334) 844-9234
Email Jason E. Bond



Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) (1999)
M.S. - Virginia Tech (1995)
B.Sc. - Western Carolina University (1993)



Systematics, taxonomy, and evolution of terrestrial arthropods with an emphasis on arachnids and myriapods (specifically spiders and millipedes).  We employ molecular, morphological, and ecological approaches to study questions related to evolutionary diversification at multiple hierarchical levels (populations – higher taxa).



Hamilton, CA, BE Hendrixson, MS Brewer, JE Bond. 2014. An Evaluation of Sampling Effects on Multiple DNA Barcoding Methods Leads to An Integrative Approach for Delimiting Species: A Case Study of the North American Tarantula Genus Aphonopelma (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 71: 79-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.11.007

Bond JE, RL Godwin. 2013. Taxonomic Revision of the Trapdoor Spider Genus Eucteniza Ausserer (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Euctenizidae). ZooKeys 356: 31–67. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.356.6227.

Lamb T, Pollard R, Bond JE. 2013. Genetic variation corroborates subspecific delimitation in the Namib fog-basking beetle, Onymacris unguicularis (Haag) (Tenebrionidae, Coleoptera). ZooKeys 353: 47–60. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.353.6228.

Brewer MS, JE Bond. 2013. Ordinal-Level Phylogenomics of the Arthropod Class Diplopoda (Millipedes) Based on an Analysis of 221 Nuclear Protein-Coding Loci Generated Using Next-Generation Sequence Analyses. PLoS ONE 8(11): e79935. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079935. 

Opatova V, JE Bond, MA Arnedo. 2013. Ancient origins of the Mediterranean trap-door spiders of the family Ctenizidae (Araneae, Mygalomorphae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 69: 1135-1145. doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.08.002.

Brewer MS, L Swafford, CL Spruill CL, JE Bond. 2013. Arthropod Phylogenetics in Light of Three Novel Millipede (Myriapoda: Diplopoda) Mitochondrial Genomes with Comments on the Appropriateness of Mitochondrial Genome Sequence Data for Inferring Deep Level Relationships. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68005. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068005.

Bond JE, SJ Taylor.  2013. A new species of Tarsonops (Araneae, Caponiidae) from southern Belize, with a key to the genera of the subfamily Nopinae.  Zookeys, 289: 57–64.

Lamb T, JE Bond. 2013. A multilocus perspective on phylogenetic relationships in the Namib darkling beetle genus Onymacris (Tenebrionidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66:757-765. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2012.10.026

Hendrixson, BE, BM DeRussy, CA Hamilton, JE Bond. 2013An exploration of species boundaries in turret-building tarantulas of the Mojave Desert (Araneae, Mygalomorphae,Theraphosidae, Aphonopelma). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66:327-340. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2012.10.004.

Bond JE. 2012. Phylogenetic treatment and taxonomic revision of the trapdoor spider genus Aptostichus Simon (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Euctenizidae). ZooKeys 252:1-209. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.252.358. 

Marek PE, WS Shear, JE Bond. 2012A redescription of the leggiest animal, the millipede Illacme plenipes, with notes on its natural history and biogeography (Diplopoda, Siphonophorida, Siphonorhinidae). ZooKeys, 241:77-112. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.241.3831.

Schultheis AS, JY Booth, LR Perlmutter, JE Bond, AL Sheldon.  2012 Phylogeography and species biogeography of montane Great Basin stoneflies. Molecular Ecology 21:3325–3340 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05599.x

Bond JE, BE Hendrixson, CA Hamilton, M Hedin. 2012. A Reconsideration of the Classification of the Spider Infraorder Mygalomorphae (Arachnida: Araneae) Based on Three Nuclear Genes and Morphology. PLoS ONE 7(6):e38753. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038753.

Brewer MS, P Sierwald, JE Bond. 2012. Millipede Taxonomy after 250 Years: Classification and Taxonomic Practices in a Mega-Diverse yet Understudied Arthropod Group. PLoS ONE 7(5):e37240. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037240.

Bond, JE, CA Hamilton, NL Garrison, CH Ray.  2012. Phylogenetic reconsideration of Myrmekiaphila systematics with a description of the new trapdoor spider species Myrmekiaphila tigris (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Cyrtaucheniidae, Euctenizinae) from Auburn, Alabama. ZooKeys 190:95–109. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.190.3011.

Brewer MS, CL Spruill, NS Rao, JE Bond. 2012 Phylogenetics of the millipede genus Brachycybe Wood, 1864 (Diplopoda: Platydesmida: Andrognathidae): patterns of deep evolutionary history and recent speciation.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64:232-242.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2012.04.003

Hamilton CA, DR Formanowicz, JE Bond. 2011. Species delimitation and phylogeography of Aphonopelma hentzi (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae): cryptic diversity in North American tarantulas. PLoS ONE 6(10):e26207.

Brewer MS, P Sierwald, & JE Bond. 2011. A generic homonym concerning chordeumatid millipedes (Arthropoda: Diplopoda) and ophellid worms (Annelida: Polycheata). Zootaxa 2744:65-68.



Undergraduate Graduate
Evolution and Systematics - BIOL3030

Last updated: 03/04/2014