Fossil Shrimp of Panama

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Adiël Klompmaker explores the taxonomy and population distribution of the mud shrimp Glypturus. These shrimp are commonly found in Miocene and Holo-Pleistocene deposits on both Atlantic/Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Panama, but today they are absent on the Pacific side. Klompmaker has found two new shrimp species, one of which is from Panama. Come see him this afternoon at poster booth 256!

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About Cristina Robins

The mission of the Panama Canal Project - Partnerships in International Research and Education [PCP PIRE] is to advance knowledge of the extinct faunas and floras of the ancient Neotropics based on the new fossil discoveries along the Canal. Consistent with NSF's PIRE program objectives, university students (undergraduate and graduate), postdocs, and faculty are engaging in PCP paleontological, geological, and biological research and Broader Impacts outreach. The ultimate outcome of the PCP PIRE will be to promote discovery and advance knowledge while training the next generation of scientists better able to engage in international experiences.

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