Staff Spotlight

Dr. Fred G. Thompson

Fred Thompson protraitCurator of Non-marine Malacology
254 Dickinson Hall
Museum Road & Newell Drive
GainesvilleFL 32611

352-273-1943

 

Ph.D. University of Miami, 1965

Florida Museum Malacology & Marine Invertebrates

 

Research Interests

Systematica and ecology of land and freshwater mollusks.

 

Ongoing Fieldwork

Latin America, southeast Asia, southeast United States

 

Outreach Projects

Documentation of molluscan faunas

 

Staff

John Slapcinsky - Malacology Collection Manager

 

Representative Publications

2000. Thompson, F. G. Freshwater snails of the genus Elimia from the Coosa River System, Alabama. Walkerana, 11(25): 1-54.

2001 Thompson, F. G. A new hydrobiid snail from a saline spring in southern Alabama (GASTROPODA, PROSOBRANCHIA, RISSOOIDEA). American Malacological Bulletin, 16: 41-46.

2001 Hsiu-Ping Liu, R. Hershler & F. G. Thompson. Phylogenetic relationships of the Cochliopinae (Rissooidea: Hydrobiidae); an enigmatic group of aquatic gastropods. Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution, 21: 17-25.

2002 Thompson, Fred G. & R. Hershler. Tepalcatia, a new genus of aquatic snail (Hydrobiidae) from the Rio Basas Basin, Central Mexico. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 115:189-204.

2002. Fred G. Thompson. The Taxonomic Status of the Freshwater Snail Antillobia margalefi Altabe, 1993 from Hispaniola (HYDROBIIDAE, COCHLIOPINAE). Veliger, 45: 264-267.

2002. Thompson, F. G. & R. Hershler. Two genera of North American freshwater snails: Marstonia Baker, 1926 resurrected to generic status, and Floridobia, new genus (Prosobranchia, Hydrobiidae, Nymphophilinae). Veliger, 45: 269-271.

2002 Mihalcik, E. L. & F. G. Thompson. A taxonomic revision of the freshwater snails referred to as Elimia curvicostata, and related species. Walkerana, 13: 1-108.

2003 Thompson, Fred G. in Julián Monge-Najera and Zaidett Barrrientos, editors. 2003. Prologe: Malacologia Latino Americana. Evista Biologia Tropical, 51 suppl. 3: xv-xvi.

2003 Thompson, F. G. & E. L. Mihalcik. Melania curvicostata Reeve, 1861 (MOLLUSCA, GASTROPODA, PLEUROCERIDAE): proposed suppression of the name and removal from the List of Approved Names in Zoology for the purpose of name conservation. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 6 ms. pp.

2003 Hershler, R., Hsui-Ping Liu & F. G. Thompson. Phylogenetic relationships of North American nymphophiline gastropods based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. Zoologica Scripta, 32: 357-366.