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Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Jaws of Hirudinaria bpling (Hirudinea: Hirudinidae)

Jaws of Hirudinaria bpling (Hirudinea: Hirudinidae)

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Anna J. PhillipsResearch Zoologist


  • Phone: 202-633-1771
  • Fax: 202-633-0182
  • E-mail: phillipsaj (at) si.edu

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

  • Courier Delivery Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0163
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    Responsibilities: Research Zoologist, Curator of Clitellata and Cestoda

    Education:
    Ph.D., The City University of New York, 2011
    B.S. (University Honors), Appalachian State University, 2006

    Research Interests: Systematics, taxonomy, and evolution of parasitic worms, with emphasis on leeches and bird tapeworms

    Recent Publications:
    Siddall, M. E., Kvist, S., Phillips, A. J. and Oceguera-Figueroa, A. F. 2012. DNA Barcoding of parasitic nematodes: Is it kosher?. Journal of Parasitology, 98(3): 692-694. doi:10.1645/GE-2994.1

    Phillips, A. J., Mariaux, J. and Georgiev, B. B. 2012. Cucolepis cincta gen. n., sp. n. (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea) from the Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana Lesson (Aves: Cuculiformes) from Paraguay. Folia Parasitologica, 59(4): 287-294.

    Phillips, A. J. 2012. A new species of Asian buffalo leech (Hirudinidae) with analyses of its phylogenetic relationships and evidence of human-mediated dispersal of a
    congener to the Caribbean. Invertebrate Systematics, 26: 293-302. doi:10.1071/IS12004

    Siddall, M. E., Min, G. S., Fontanella, F. M., Phillips, A. J. and Watson, S. C. 2011. Bacterial symbiont and salivary peptide evolution in the context of leech phylogeny. Parasitology, 138(13): 1815-1827. doi:10.1017/S0031182011000539

    Phillips, A. J., Oosthuizen, J. H. and Siddall, M. E. 2011. Re-description, phylogenetic placement, and taxonomic reassignment of Mesobdella lineata (Sciacchitano, 1959) (Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida). American Museum Novitates, 3711: 1-11. doi:10.1206/3711.2

    Moser, William E., Klemm, Donald, Phillips, Anna, Trauth, Stanley, Neal, Robert, Stanley, Jonathan, Connior, Matthew and Flotemersch, Joseph 2011. Distribution of the Genus Philobdella (Macrobdellidae: Hirudinida), Including New Locality Records from Arkansas and Oklahoma. Comparative Parasitology, 78(2): 387-391. doi:10.1654/4507.1

    Oceguera-Figueroa, A., Phillips, A. J., Pacheco-Chaves, B. and Siddall, M. E. 2011. Phylogeny of macrophagous leeches (Hirudinea, Clitellata) based on molecular data and evaluation of the barcoding locus. Zoologica Scripta, 40(2): 194-203. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00465.x

    Phillips, A. J., Arauco-Brown, R., Oceguera-Figueroa, A., Gomez, G. P., Beltrán, M. and Siddall, M. E. 2010. Tyrannobdella rex n. gen. n. sp. and the evolutionary origins of mucosal leech infestations. PLoS One, 5(4): e10057 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010057

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