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Dorsal surface of the leech, Oligobdella biannulata (Moore, 1900), Glossiphoniidae

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William MoserMuseum Specialist


  • Phone: 301-238-1761
  • Fax: 301-238-1833
  • E-mail: moserw@si.edu

  • Mailing and Courier Delivery Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    Department of Invertebrate Zoology
    Museum Support Center, MRC 534
    4210 Silver Hill Road
    Suitland, MD 20746
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    Responsibilities: Collections care and maintenance, data, website and transaction management, and GIS.

    Education:
    M.S. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    B.S. University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    Selected Publications:
    Moser, W.E., J. Bowerman, P. Hovingh, C.A. Pearl, and A. Oceguera-Figueroa. 2014. New Host and Distribution Records of the Leech Placobdella sophieae Oceguera-Figueroa et al., 2010 (Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae). Comparative Parasitology. 81(2):199-202.

    Moser, W.E., D.J. Richardson, C.I. Hammond, and E. Lazo-Wasem. 2014. Redescription and Molecular Characterization of Placobdella hollensis (Whitman, 1892) (Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 55(1):49-54.

    Hopkins, W.A., W.E. Moser, D.W. Garst,D.J. Richardson,C.I. Hammond, and E.A. Lazo-Wasem. 2014. Morphological and molecular characterization of a new species of leech (Glossiphoniidae, Hirudinida): Implications for the health of its imperiled amphibian host (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis). ZooKeys. 378:83-101.

    Moser, W.E., D.J. Richardson, C.I. Hammond, and E. Lazo-Wasem. 2013. Redescription of Placobdella parasitica (Say, 1824) Moore, 1901 (Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 54(2):255-262.

    Moser, W.E., S.V. Fend, D.J. Richardson, C.I. Hammond, E.A. Lazo-Wasem, F.R. Govedich, and B.S. Gullo. 2013. A new species of Helobdella (Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae) from Oregon, USA. Zootaxa. 3718(3):287-294.

    Moser, W.E., J.T. Briggler, D.J. Richardson, C.D. Schuette, C.I. Hammond, W.A. Hopkins, E.A. Lazo-Wasem. 2013. Redescription and molecular characterization of Placobdella cryptobranchii (Johnson & Klemm, 1977) (Glossiphoniidae, Hirudinida) ZooKeys. 338:1-10.

    Moser, W.E., D.J. Richardson, C.I. Hammond, and E. Lazo-Wasem. 2013. Redescription of Placobdella papillifera (Verrill, 1872) (Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 54(1):125-131.

    Moser, W.E., D.J. Richardson, C.I. Hammond, F.R. Govedich, and E. Lazo-Wasem. 2012. Resurrection and Redescription of Placobdella rugosa (Verrill, 1874) (Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 53(2):375-381.

    Richardson, D.J., W.E. Moser, K.E. Richardson, C.I. Hammond, and E. Lazo-Wasem. 2012. New Host and Geographic Distribution Records for the Fish Leeches Placobdella translucens (Sawyer and Shelley, 1976) and Myzobdella reducta (Meyer, 1940)(Hirudinida). Comparative Parasitology. 79(2):293-297.

    Moser, W.E., D.J. Richardson, C.I. Hammond, and E. Lazo-Wasem. 2012. Redescription of Placobdella ornata (Verrill, 1872) (Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 53(1):325-330.

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