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Image of Talostolida teres (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae)

Talostolida teres Gmelin 1791 (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae) from Moorea, French Polynesia

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Christopher MeyerResearch Zoologist

  • Phone: 202-633-1752
  • Fax: 202-633-0182

  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 163
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0163

    Responsibilities: Research Zoologist, Curator of Mollusca

    B.A., Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 1988.
    M.A., University of California, Berkeley, California, 1992
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, California, 1998

    Research Interests: Marine speciation, diversification, biogeography and phylogeography. History, assembly and maintenance of tropical reef communities. DNA Barcoding. Phylogeny and Systematics of Cypraeidae, Conus, and other diverse, reef-associated gastropod groups.

    Current Activities: Director, Moorea Biocode Project

    Recent Publications:
    Ransome, Emma, Geller, Jonathan B., Timmers, Molly, Leray, Matthieu, Mahardini, Angka, Sembiring, Andrianus, Collins, Allen Gilbert and Meyer, Christopher P. 2017. The importance of standardization for biodiversity comparisons: A case study using autonomous reef monitoring structures (ARMS) and metabarcoding to measure cryptic diversity on Mo'orea coral reefs, French Polynesia. PLOS ONE, 12(4) doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0175066

    Deck, John, Gaither, Michelle R., Ewing, Rodney, Bird, Christopher E., Davies, Neil, Meyer, Christopher, Riginos, Cynthia, Toonen, Robert J. and Crandall, Eric D. 2017. The Genomic Observatories Metadatabase (GeOMe): A new repository for field and sampling event metadata associated with genetic samples. PLoS biology, 15(8): 1-7. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2002925

    Meyer, Christopher P. and Lorenz, Felix 2017. Descriptions of new subspecies of cowries (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae). Acta Conchyliorum, 16: 5-27.

    Meyer, Christopher P. and Tweedy, Sarah M. 2017. A new subspecies of Cypraea tigris LINNAEUS 1758 (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae). Acta Conchyliorum, 16: 59-68.

    Davies, Neil, Field, Dawn, Gavaghan, David, Holbrook, Sally J., Planes, Serge, Troyer, Matthias, Bonsall, Michael, Claudet, Joachim, Roderick, George, Schmitt, Russell J., Zettler, Linda Amaral, Berteaux, Vé, Bossin, Hervé C., Cabasse, Charlotte, Collin, Antoine, Deck, John, Dell, Tony, Dunne, Jennifer, Gates, Ruth, Harfoot, Mike, Hench, James L., Hopuare, Marania, Kirch, Patrick, Kotoulas, Georgios, Kosenkov, Alex, et al 2016. Simulating social-ecological systems: the Island Digital Ecosystem Avatars (IDEA) consortium. GigaScience, 5 doi:10.1186/s13742-016-0118-5

    Mulcahy, Daniel G., Macdonald, Kenneth S., Brady, Seán G., Meyer, Christopher, Barker, Katharine B. and Coddington, Jonathan 2016. Greater than X kb: a quantitative assessment of preservation conditions on genomic DNA quality, and a proposed standard for genome-quality DNA. PeerJ, 4: e2528 doi:10.7717/peerj.2528

    Ng, Peter K. L. and Meyer, Chistopher 2016. A new species of pea crab of the genus Serenotheres Ahyong & Ng, 2005 (Crustacea, Brachyura, Pinnotheridae) from the date mussel Leiosolenus Carpenter, 1857 (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Mytilidae, Lithophaginae) from the Solomon Islands. ZooKeys, 623: 31-41. doi:10.3897/zookeys.623.10272

    Puillandre, N., Duda, T. F., Meyer, Christopher P., Olivera, B. M. and Bouchet, P. 2015. One, four or 100 genera? A new classification of the cone snails. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 81(1): 1-23. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyu055

    Hubert, Nicolas, Espiau, Benoit, Meyer, Christopher P. and Planes, Serge 2015. Identifying the ichthyoplankton of a coral reef using DNA barcodes. Molecular Ecology Resources, 15(1): 57-67. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12293

    Leray, Matthieu, Meyer, Christopher P. and Mills, Suzanne C. 2015. Metabarcoding dietary analysis of coral dwelling predatory fish demonstrates the minor contribution of coral mutualists to their highly partitioned, generalist diet. PeerJ, 3 doi:10.7717/peerj.1047

    Davies, Neil, Field, Dawn, Amaral-Zettler, Linda, Clark, Melody S., Deck, John, Drummond, Alexei, Faith, Daniel P., Geller, Jonathan, Gilbert, Jack, Glöckner, Frank Oliver, Hirsch, Penny, Leong, Jo-Ann, Meyer, Christopher P., Obst, Matthias, Planes, Serge, Scholin, Chris, Vogler, Alfried P., Gates, Ruth D., Toonen, Robert J., Berteaux-Lecellier, V., Barbier, Michèle, Barker, Katherine, Bertilsson, Stefan, Bicak, Mesude, Bietz, Matthew J., et al 2014. The founding charter of the Genomic Observatories Network. GigaScience, 3(1) doi:10.1186/2047-217X-3-2

    Keyse, Jude, Crandall, Eric D., Toonen, Robert J., Meyer, Christopher P., Treml, Eric A. and Riginos, Cynthia 2014. The scope of published population genetic data for Indo-Pacific marine fauna and future research opportunities in the region. Bulletin of Marine Science, 90(1): 47-78. doi:10.5343/bms.2012.1107

    Puillandre, N., Bouchet, P., Duda, T. F., Kauferstein, S., Kohn, A. J., Olivera, B. M., Watkins, M. and Meyer, Christopher G. 2014. Molecular phylogeny and evolution of the cone snails (Gastropoda, Conoidea). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 78: 290-303. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.05.023

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