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Lily Berniker

Berniker, Lily

Senior Museum Specialist

Phone:
(212) 769-5769

Research Interests

Lily Berniker is the museum specialist for the Crustacea, Mollusca and the Other (Marine) Invertebrate Phyla collections. She previously worked with Dr. Norman Platnick on the Planetary Biodiversity Inventory project of the goblin spider family Oonopidae.

Prior to joining the AMNH, she studied the systematics of true bugs (Heteroptera), in particular the assassin bug family Reduviidae.

Collections Responsibility:  Crustacea, Mollusca, Other Invertebrate Phyla - Annelida, Other Invertebrate Phyla - Cnidaria

Publications

Forero, D., Berniker, L., & Szerlip, S. (2010). A polychromatic new species of Apiomerus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae:Harpactorinae) from Central America. Zootaxa 2522: 44–60.

Berniker, L., Szerlip, S., Forero, D. & Weirauch, C. (2011). Revision of the crassipes and pictipes species groups of Apiomerus Hahn (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae). Zootaxa2949: 1-113.

Berniker, L. and Weirauch, C. (2011). New World biogeography and the evolution of polychromatism: evidence from the bee assassin genus Apiomerus (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae). Systematic Entomology 37: 32-54. 

Platnick, N. I., Berniker, L. & Kranz-Baltensperger, Y. (2012). The goblin spider genus Ischnothyreus (Araneae, Oonopidae) in the New World. American Museum Novitates 3759: 1-32.

Forero, D., Berniker, L., & Weirauch, C. (2013). Phylogeny and character evolution in the bee-assassins (Insecta: Heteroptera: Reduviidae).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 283-302.

Platnick, N. I., Dupérré, N. & Berniker, L. (2013). The goblin spider genera Stenoonops and Longoonops in Cuba and the Virgin Islands. Entomologica Americana 118: 34-43.

Platnick, N. I., Dupérré, N., Berniker, L. & Bonaldo, A. B. (2013a). The goblin spider genera Prodysderina, Aschnaoonops, and Bidysderina (Araneae, Oonopidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 373: 1-102.

Platnick, N. I., Berniker, L. & Bonaldo, A. B. (2013a). The South American goblin spider genera Dysderina and Tridysderina (Araneae, Oonopidae). American Museum Novitates 3772: 1-52.

Ott, R., Platnick, N. I., Berniker, L. & Bonaldo, A. B. (2013). Basibulbus, a hard-bodied, haplogyne spider genus from Chile (Araneae, Dysderoidea). American Museum Novitates 3775: 1-20.

Platnick, N. I. & Berniker, L. (2013a). The soft-bodied goblin spiders of the new genus Noonops (Araneae, Oonopidae). American Museum Novitates 3776: 1-48.

Platnick, N. I., Berniker, L. & Bonaldo, A. B. (2013b). The South American goblin spiders of the new genera Pseudodysderina and Tinadysderina (Araneae, Oonopidae). American Museum Novitates 3787: 1-43.

Platnick, N. I. & Berniker, L. (2013b). The goblin spider genus Oonopoides in North and Central America (Araneae, Oonopidae). American Museum Novitates 3788: 1-38.

Platnick, N. I., Berniker, L. & Víquez, C. (2014a). The goblin spider genus Costarina (Araneae, Oonopidae), part 2: the Costa Rican fauna. American Museum Novitates 3794: 1-75.

Platnick, N. I. & Berniker, L. (2014a). The Neotropical goblin spiders of the new genus Reductoonops (Araneae, Oonopidae). American Museum Novitates 3811: 1-75.

Platnick, N. I. & Berniker, L. (2014b). The goblin spider genus Costarina (Araneae, Oonopidae), part 3. American Museum Novitates 3819: 1-67.

Platnick, N. I., Berniker, L. & Víquez, C. (2014b). A new goblin spider genus of the Zyngoonops group from Costa Rica, with notes on Coxapopha (Araneae, Oonopidae). American Museum Novitates 3820: 1-20.

Weirauch, C., Bérenger, J.-M., Berniker, L., Forero, D., Forthman, M., Frankenberg, S., Freedman, A., Gordon, E., Hoey-Chamberlain, R., Hwang, W. S., Marshall, S. A., Michael, A., Paiero, S. M., Udah, O., Watson, C., Yeo, M., Zhang, G., &  Zhang, J. (2014). An Illustrated Identification Key to Assassin Bug Subfamilies and Tribes (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 26. doi:10.3752/cjai.2014.26

Bolzern, A., Platnick, N. I. & Berniker, L. (2015). Three new genera of soft-bodied goblin spiders (Araneae, Oonopidae) from Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. American Museum Novitates 3824: 1-59.

Platnick, N. I. & Berniker, L. (2015). The goblin spider genus Khamisia and its relatives (Araneae, Oonopidae). American Museum Novitates 3837: 1-66.