The objective of this project is to assemble in a single location relevant materials relating to the taxonomy, systematics, biology, and pertinent literature resources for selected taxa within the crustacean superorder, Peracarida. Taxa featured are the orders Cumacea, Lophogastrida, Mysida, Stygiomysida, and Tanaidacea.
Generally, compilations similar to those provided here were last published over a decade ago, and are now outdated. For example, complete summaries were assembled for the Tanaidacea (Sieg, 1983b), Mysidacea (Müller, 1993), and Cumacea (Bacescu, 1988a, 1992a). Also, a number of online resources provide information on various aspects of the biology and classification of these taxa. However, I am unaware of any which emphasize both classification and literature.
|Cumacea||January 20, 2010||3652||1593||1929 PDF|
|Lophogastrida||January 20, 2010||605||58||549 PDF|
|Mysida||January 20, 2010||7265||1106||6236 PDF|
|Stygiomysida||January 20, 2010||66||16||61 PDF|
|Tanaidacea||Feb. 21, 2013||4044||1247||2490 PDF|
The databases can be accessed using the links above. The appearance and functionality of each database is similar to those for the Tanaidacea, for which general instructions are provided below. From the search page, both taxonomic and literature resources can be secured. Simply type the query term of interest into the appropriate field and then click the "Search Taxonomy" or "Search Literature" button as appropriate. Click on a header of the resulting Table if you wish to sort the records. A list of Museum Acronyms used in the databases (updated for Tanaidacea only) is available for download. Recently, I completed a project which sought to update Sieg's "Crustaceorum Catalogus" (1983). This compilation, "Tanaidacea- Thirty Years of Scholarship", is also available at this website.
Additional search tips are provided here:
I would be grateful to receive suggestions, corrections, and additions, as well as current reprints regarding these taxa. Correspondence should be addressed to email@example.com or Gary Anderson, 22 Marshall Way, Rumford, RI 02916, USA.
A number of individuals have contributed significantly to this project. The aforementioned scholars (Sieg, Müller, and Bacescu) summarized information that I used as a basis for the initial assembly of the databases. Richard Heard, Wayne Price, and Tim Deprez made additional publications available, thus allowing significant updating of materials. Additionally, numerous scholars have provided current resources regarding their research (e.g., Roger Bamber, Graham Bird, Magda Blazewicz-Paszkowycz, David Drumm, Jčrgen Guerrero-Kommritz, Modest Gutu, Keiichi Kakui, Kim Larsen, Iorgu Petrescu, Karl Wittmann, Risto Väinölä, Kenneth Meland, and numerous others). Librarians at The University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory and MBL (e.g., Bridget Reeves, Cathy Schloss, and Cathy Norton) made resources available through Interlibrary Loan and Rare Books Archives.
This page was last updated on May 19, 2013.