About

Bram2012

Hi, I’m Bram Breure, a Dutch malacologist who is interested in Neotropical land snails since the early 1970s. Having specialized in one of the big groups from that region, the superfamily Orthalicoidea, I have also been doing research on the Australian and Polynesian members; the Orthalicoidea have radiated from the ancient continent Gondwana and also occur in southernmost Africa. Other interests are e.g., biohistory and phylogeography, on which I occasionally will also devote a blogpost. But from time to time I will also write on other tidbits that caught my interest.

Currently I’m a Research Associate of Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands, and also for the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium.

My ORCID is 0000-0001-9357-0501.

5 thoughts on “About

    1. bramb Post author

      Unfortunately there is only a list of names available at the moment, but – together with a colleague – we are working on something more substantial (illustrations + other data).
      May take a while to have this finished though…

      Reply
  1. Nick D Waters

    I look forward to it.

    I’m particularly interested in Epiphragmophorids. I’m examining Sonorella, which are eerily similar to Epiphragmophora. Do you have more photos of those?

    Warm regards
    Nick

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      1. Nick D Waters

        Has anyone sequenced mitochondrial genes in Epiphragmophora? It would be very interesting to see how related they are to Helminthoglyptids.

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