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

 

Workplan

 

This section outlines the methods we use to conduct our research. The aim of this project is to produce a phylogeny, revision and relimitation of all genera and species of Vaejovidae based on morphological and molecular data.  Using existing material in museum collections and new specimens collected during at least thirteen fieldtrips throughout Mexico and the southwestern USA, we will produce new, automated diagnoses, descriptions and keys, accompanied by digital images of habitus and diagnostic characters, GIS-produced distribution maps plotting all known records, and a searchable specimen database.  Our revision and phylogeny of the vaejovid radiation will also contribute to the understanding of scorpion phylogeny, the evolution and speciation of arid-adapted arthropods, and the diversity, biogeography and conservation of the arid zone in southwestern North America.  See the following links for a more complete overview:

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

 

 

 

 

 


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