Simon Coppard

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Full name
Simon Coppard
Curator level
Full Curator


9 objects curated
4 taxa curated
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Curator qualifications

Post doctoral research fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Panama. COPPARD, S.E. (UK) & SCHULTZ, H.A.G. (Germany) A new species of Coelopleurus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea: Arbaciidae) from New Caledonia Zootaxa 1281: 1-19 (7 Aug. 2006) COPPARD, S.E. (UK) & NOORDENBURG, H.V. (The Netherlands) A new species of Lissocidaris (Echinodermata: Echinoidea: Cidaridae) from the Philippines: convergent evolution among smooth-spined cidaroids Zootaxa 1493: 53-65 (31 May 2007) COPPARD, SIMON E. (UK) A comparative analysis of the spatangoid echinoid genera Brissopsis and Metalia: a new genus and species of spatangoid (Echinodermata: Echinoidea: Brissopsidae) from the Philippines and the reassignment of Brissopsis persica to Metalia Zootaxa 1760: 1-23 (30 Apr. 2008)
Curation scope
I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama working on species radiations in the echinoid genera Mellita and Encope. I previously worked on the echinoid directory at the NHM and contributed several thousand pages on the cassiduloids and continue to contribute species pages. I have described three new species and one new genus of Recent echinoid in the last 5 years and have a background in morphology, ecology and molecular evolution of echinoderms. I have also worked for the ICZN, so have a good understanding on nomenclature and was involved with ZooBank and both the GUID workshops.