Vol. 59, 2020
(update: 2020.07.06; 08.05)
Fossil and Modern Clam Shrimp (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata, Laevicaudata)
and Modern Clam Shrimp (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata, Laevicaudata): The
World’s First Clam Shrimp Symposium and a Celebration of Brian V. Timms
Christopher Rogers1,* and Thomas A. Hegna2
Biological Survey, and The Biodiversity Institute, The University of
Kansas, Higuchi Hall, 2101 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047-3759,
USA. *Correspondence: E-mail: Branchiopod@gmail.com (Rogers)
of Geology and Environmental Sciences, SUNY Fredonia, 203 Jewett Hall,
280 Central Avenue, Fredonia, NY 14063, USA. E-mail: email@example.com (Hegna)
(Received 27 January 2020 / Accepted
27 January 2020)
Special issue (articles 32-46) communicated by Thomas A. Hegna and D.
special volume of Zoological Studies is the result of a symposium
entitled “Fossil and Modern Clam Shrimp” held at the midyear meeting of
The Crustacean Society in May of 2019. This symposium is the first ever
focusing on clam shrimp, and the first conference where both
palaeontologists and biologists specialising in these animals were able
to come together. The papers presented here provide insight into the
palaeontology, biology, ecology, taxonomy and phylogeny of the clam
shrimp. This chapter introduces the symposium, its aims, and the
resulting research, presented in the subsequent chapters. In addition,
in this symposium we celebrate our great friend Brian V. Timms, who has
mentored so many of us, brought us on various excursions across
Australia, and has done more to advance Australian branchiopod studies
than anyone else in history.
Key words: Large branchiopods,
Diplostraca, The Crustacean Society, Palaeontology, Phylogeny,
Taxonomy, Ecology, Morphology.
Rogers DC, Hegna TA. 2020. Fossil and modern clam shrimp (Branchiopoda:
Spinicaudata, Laevicaudata): the world’s first clam shrimp symposium
and a celebration of Brian V. Timms. Zool Stud 59:32. doi:10.6620/ZS.2020.59-32.