“Cute As Buttons”

Our goal is to understand the relationships of sphaeromatid genera, identify generic and subfamilial groupings and develop phylogenetic hypotheses that can provide a sound basis for future biogeographic, mating-system evolution, ecological, behavioral, and other studies. Our investigation will be guided by morphological and molecular analyses of evolutionary relationships within this family (Crustacea: Isopoda: Sphaeromatidae).

Sphaeromatid News

Better reference search

1.Aug.08 Much improved searching for reference database

Samoa trip complete

30.Jun.07 New collections from Samoa

Samoa trip planned

24.Jun.07 Collecting trip to Samoa about to leave

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