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Increased Diversity in Australian Geckos

New tools from genomics, phylogenetics and spatial environmental analysis are revolutionizing our ability to discover diversity and map hotspots of unique species- or phylo-diversity. Here, Dr. Moritz sorts geckos he collected for his research 25 years ago (as a post doctoral student here at the Museum of Zoology) into newly described and yet to be described taxa.

11/17/2014

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Gecko morphometrics

Faye Collyer, an undergraduate researcher from the Department of Biology at the U of M Dearborn is taking measurements of body proportions of preserved geckos this semester. She is working with Dr. Mathew Heinicke (also U of M Dearborn, Department of Biology) investigating morphology and phylogeny of geckos.

11/12/2014

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Systematics of the Polychrus marmoratus group

John Murphy (front) and Tom Anton record measurements from lizards in the Polychrus marmoratus species complex.

11/10/2014

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Comparing pitvipers from Venezuala and Trinidad

John Murphy and Tom Anton take measurements on pitvipers from Venezueal and Trinidad for Johns next edition of "Amphibians and Reptiles of Trinidad and Tobago".

8/21/2014

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Sooglossid frog population comparisons

comparative studies of the newly discovered Sooglossus population on Praslin Island

7/21/2014

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Red Backs & Lead Backs Revisited

7/16/2014

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Monitor Lizard Morphometrics

6/10/2014

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Dr. Mark Wilkinson visits UMMZ to work in world class caecilian collection

5/6/2014

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John Murphy examines museum specimens from Trinidad

John Murphy is working on the next edition of his book,"Amphibians and Reptiles of Trinidad and Tobago".

4/9/2014

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Snake Survey protocol

Kinsey Brock meets with Tom Anton to review snake survey protocol

3/26/2014

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