Welcome to the Arachnology Lab
in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology at the
American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
incorporating the Scorpion Systematics Research Group

In Memoriam Norman I. Platnick (1951-2020)

In Memoriam PDF

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NSF: Systematics and Evolution of Pedipalpi (Whip Spiders and Whip Scorpions): Phylogenomics and Morphology of Understudied Arachnids

Stavros Niarchos Foundation: Are Caves Refugia for Relictual Species? Origins and Evolution of Troglomorphic Arthropods in Southeast Asian Caves

National Geographic Society: Exploring Unknown Arachnid Diversity in the Caves of an Ancient Tepui

NSF: Living Fossils: Integrating Phylogenomics and Comparative Morphology to Assemble the Scorpion Tree of Life