REVSYS: SYSTEMATICS OF THE
SCORPION FAMILY VAEJOVIDAE
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Project Overview
Aims
Motivation
Intellectual Merit
Broader Impacts

Participating Institutions
AMNH
WTAMU
IBUNAM
CAS

Individual participants
Principal Investigators
Collaborators
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students
High School Students
Technicians
Volunteers

Workplan
Fieldwork
Museum Collections
Databasing and Mapping
Taxonomy
DNA Sequencing
Phylogenetic Analysis
Publications/Authorship

Timelines and Goals
Research Goals/Products
Training Program
Project Management

 

California Academy of Sciences
 

The California Academy of Sciences (CAS), which houses the world's largest collection of vaejovid scorpions, provides laboratory space and collection access integral to realization of the REVSYS Vaejovidae project goals. Founded in 1853 to survey and study the vast resources of California and beyond, the CAS is today one of the ten largest natural history museums in the world.  In addition to its public exhibits, administrative offices, and library, the CAS houses research departments representing the disciplines of Anthropology, Botany, Entomology (and Arachnology), Herpetology, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Zoology, Geology, Ornithology, and Mammalogy. The CAS Entomology Department was established in 1863, and today houses some 12.6 million specimens of insects and arachnids.  Scorpion holdings are extensive (particularly strong for western North America, but with a significant worldwide component) and include more than 130 primary types (90 of which are vaejovid types) and approximately 9700 accessioned lots of vaejovid scorpions.  Major personal collections acquired and incorporated into the departmental collection are those of S.C. Williams (about 35,000 specimens) and H.L. Stahnke (about 22,000 specimens). 

 


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