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Publications: U. Kutschera & coworkers

A. Leech systematics & evolution

Kutschera, U. (2017) Sex-gender-conflicts in aquatic hermaphrodites: are genes immortal? J. Marine Sci. Res. Dev. 7/2:1-4.

Kutschera, U. (2016) Sex versus gender in sea urchins and leeches two centuries after Lamarck 1816. J. Marine Sci. Res. Dev. 6/5:1 – 3.

Kutschera, U., Weisblat, D. A. (2015) Leeches of the genus Helobdella as model organisms for Evo-Devo studies. Theory Biosci., 134, 93 – 104.

Kutschera, U., Elliott, J. M. (2014) The European medicinal leech Hirudo medicinalis L.: Morphology and occurrence of an endangered species. Zoosyst. Evol. 91: 271 – 280.

Kutschera, U. (2014) Der Texas-Plattegel und die Evo-Devo-Forschung. Biologie in unserer Zeit 44, 223 – 224.

Kutschera, U., Langguth, H., Kuo, D.-H., Weisblat, D. A., Shankland, M. (2013) Description of a new leech species from North America, Helobdella austinensis n. sp. (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae), with observations on its feeding behaviour. Zoosyst. Evol. 89, 239 – 246.

Kutschera, U. (2012) The Hirudo medicinalis species complex. Naturwissenschaften 99, 433 – 434.

Kutschera, U. (2012) Hilfreiche Blutsauger in der Medizin und ihre Systematik. Biologie in unserer Zeit 42, 352 – 353.

Elliott, J.M., Kutschera, U. (2011) Medicinal leeches: historical use, ecology, genetics and conservation. Freshwater Reviews 4, 21 – 41.

Kutschera, U. (2011) The Golden Gate Leech Helobdella californica (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae): Occurrence and DNA-Based Taxonomy of a Species Restricted to San Francisco. Int. Rev. Hydrobiol. 96, 286 – 295.

Kutschera, U. (2011) Der altruistische Golden Gate-Egel und das ITIS-Projekt. Biologie in unserer Zeit 41/5, 288 – 289.

Kutschera, U. (2010) Der Freiburger Bächle-Egel und die Alpha-Taxonomie. Biologie in unserer Zeit 40, 374 – 375.

Kutschera, U. (2010) A new leech species from Southern Germany, Trocheta intermedia nov. sp.(Hirudinea: Erpobdellidae). Lauterbornia 70, 1 – 9.

Kutschera, U., Roth, M., Ewert, J.P. (2010) Feeding on bufoid toads and occurrence of hyperparasitism in a population of the medicinal leech (Hirudo verbana Carena 1820). Res. J. Fish. 5, 9 – 13.

Kutschera, U., Elliott, J.M. (2010) Charles Darwin’s observations on the behaviour of earthworms and the evolutionary history of a giant endemic species from Germany, Lumbricus badensis (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae). Appl. Environ. Soil Sci. 2, 1 – 11.

Kutschera, U., Pfeiffer, I., Ebermann, E. (2007) The European land leech: biology and DNA-based taxonomy of a rare species that is threatened by climate warming. Naturwissenschaften 94, 967 – 974.

Kutschera, U. (2007) The taxonomic status of dark-pigmented medicinal leeches of the genus Hirudo (Hirudinea: Hirudinidae). Lauterbornia 59, 1 – 6.

Kutschera, U. (2007) Leeches underline the need for linnaean taxonomy. Nature 447, 775.

Kutschera, U., Roth, M. (2006) Cocoon deposition and cluster formation in populations of the leech Hirudo verbana (Hirudinea: Hirudinidae). Lauterbornia 56, 5 – 8.

Kutschera, U. (2006) The infamous blood suckers from Lacus Verbanus. Lauterbornia 56, 1 – 4.

Kutschera, U., Epshtein, V.M. (2006) Nikolaj A . Livanow (1876 – 1974) and the living relict Acanthobdella peledina (Annelida, Clitellata). Ann. Hist. Philos. 11, 85 – 98.

Kutschera, U., Roth, M. (2006) Notes on the ecology of the Asian medicinal leech Hirudinaria manillensis (Hirudinea: Hirudinidae). Lauterbornia 56, 9 – 13.

Pfeiffer, I., Brenig, B., Kutschera, U. (2005) Molecular phylogeny of selected predaceous leeches with reference to the evolution of body size and terrestrialism. Theory Biosci. 124, 55 – 64.

Kutschera, U., Roth, M. (2005) Cannibalism in a population of the medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis L.). Biol. Bull. 32, 751 – 753.

Grosser, C., Kutschera, U. (2004) Feeding behaviour and reproductive biology of the semiaquatic leech Trocheta haskonis (Hirudinea: Erpobdellidae). Lauterbornia 52, 163 – 169.

Kutschera, U. (2004) Description of a new leech species, Erpobdella wuttkei nov. sp.(Hirudinea: Erpobdellidae). Lauterbornia 52, 147 – 151.

Kutschera, U. (2004) The freshwater leech Helobdella europaea (Hirudinea : Glossiphoniidae): an invasive species from South America? Lauterbornia 52, 153 – 162.

Kutschera, U. (2004) Species concepts: leeches versus bacteria. Lauterbornia 52, 171 – 175.

Pfeiffer, I., Brenig, B., Kutschera, U. (2004) The occurrence of an Australian leech species (genus Helobdella) in German freshwater habitats as revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequences. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 33, 214–9.

Kutschera, U. (2003) The feeding strategies of the leech Erpobdella octoculata (L.): A laboratory study. Int. Rev. Hydrobiol. 88, 94 – 101.

Kutschera, U., Wirtz, P. (2001) The evolution of parental care in freshwater leeches. Theory Biosci. 120, 115 – 137.

Kutschera, U. (1992) Reproductive behaviour and parental care of the leech Helobdella triserialis (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae). Zool. Anz. 228, 74 – 81.

Kutschera, U. (1992) Beobachtungen zum Brutpflegeverhalten beim Egel Glossiphonia complanata. Mikrokosmos 81, 70 – 73. *

Kutschera, U. (1990) Brutfürsorge beim Egel Haemopis sanguisuga. Mikrokosmos 79, 340 – 342. *

Kutschera, U. (1989) Innerartliche Kokonzerstörung beim Egel Erpobdella octoculata. Beobachtungen an Aquarienkulturen. Mikrokosmos 78, 237 – 241. *

Kutschera, U. (1989) Reproductive behaviour and parental care of the leech Helobdella californica (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae). Zool. Anz. 222, 122 – 128.

Kutschera, U. (1988) A new leech species from North America, Helobdella californica nov. sp.(Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae). Zool. Anz. 220, 173 – 178.

Kutschera, U. (1987) Notes on the taxonomy and biology of leeches of the genus Helobdella Blanchard 1896 (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae). Zool. Anz. 219, 321 – 323.

Kutschera, U. (1986) Zur Fortpflanzungsbiologie von Trocheta bykowskii Gedr. (Hirudinea: Erpobdellidae), einer erstmals für Deutschland nachgewiesenen Egelart. Arch. Hydrobiol. 108, 97 – 105. *

Kutschera, U., Wirtz, P. (1986) Jungenfütterung beim Egel Helobdella stagnalis. Mikrokosmos 75, 340 – 343. *

Kutschera, U., Wirtz, P. (1986) Reproductive behavior and parental care of Helobdella striata (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae): a leech that feeds its young. Ethology 72, 132 – 142. *

Kutschera, U., Wirtz, P. (1986) A leech that feeds its young. Anim. Behav. 34, 941 – 942. *

Kutschera, U. (1985) Beschreibung einer neuen Egelart, Helobdella striata nov. sp. (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae). Zool. Jb. Syst. 112, 469 – 476.

Kutschera, U. (1984) Untersuchungen zur Brutpflege und Fortpflanzung beim Egel Glossiphonia complanata L. (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae). Zool. Jb. Syst. 111, 427 – 438.*

Kutschera, U. (1983) Dichteregulation durch intraspezifische Kokonzerstörung und Untersuchungen zur Fortpflanzungsbiologie beim Egel Erpobdella octoculata L. (Hirudinea: Erpobdellidae). Zool. Jb. Syst. 110, 17 – 29. *

Kutschera, U. (1983) Egel, die Vampire unter den Wassertieren. Aquarienmagazin 17, 462 – 465. *

Kutschera, U. (1980) Bestandsregulation bei Egeln. Mikrokosmos 69, 80 – 82. *

B. Host organisms (fish, reptiles, mammals)

Kutschera, U., Elliott, J. M. (2013) Do mudskippers and lungfishes elucidate the early evolution of four-limbed vertebrates? Evo. Edu. Outreach 6/8, 1 - 8.

Kutschera, U., Kleinhans, S. (2013) Alfred Russel Wallace and the destruction of island life: the Iguana tragedy. Theory Biosci. 132, 259 – 265.

Kutschera, U., Burghagen, H., Ewert, J.-P. (2008) Prey-catching behaviour in mudskippers and toads: A comparative analysis. OnLine J. Biol. Sci. 8, 41 – 43.

Roth, T., Kutschera, U. (2008) Darwin’s hypotheses on the origin of domestic animals and the history of German shepherd dogs. Ann. Hist. Philos. Biol. 13, 175 – 187.

Kutschera, U. (2006) Mudskippers undermine ID claims on macroevolution. Nature 439, 534.

Kutschera, U. (2005) Predator-driven macroevolution in flying fishes inferred from behavioural studies: historical controversies and a hypothesis. Ann. Hist. Phil. Biol. 10, 59 – 77. *