Zoological Studies

Vol. 59, 2020

(update: 2020.07.09; 08.05)

Special Issue: Fossil and Modern Clam Shrimp (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata, Laevicaudata)

The World’s First Clam Shrimp Symposium: Drawing Paleontology and Biology Together

Thomas A. Hegna1 and and D. Christopher Rogers2


1Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences, SUNY Fredonia, 203 Jewett Hall, 280 Central Avenue, Fredonia, NY  14063, USA. E-mail: thomas.hegna@fredonia.edu (Hegna)
2Kansas Biological Survey, and The Biodiversity Institute, The University of Kansas, Higuchi Hall, 2101 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047-3759, USA. E-mail: Branchiopod@gmail.com (Rogers)

(Received 16 June 2020 / Accepted 16 June 2020)
Special issue (articles 32-46) communicated by Thomas A. Hegna and D. Christopher Rogers

After a symposium and special issue devoted to the study of clam shrimp, it is tempting to ask what is next… where is the study of clam shrimp going? Rather than try to read the tea leaves to predict the future, we will instead offer some closing thoughts on where the study of clam shrimp should go and what areas are ripe for investigation. Many of these ideas integrate both fossil and modern clam shrimp to get at a more complete view of their evolution and ecology.

Citation: Hegna TA, Rogers DC. 2020. The world’s first clam shrimp symposium: drawing paleontology and biology together. Zool Stud 59:46. doi:10.6620/ZS.2020.59-46.