Research papers utilizing specimens from our Collection


  1. Eilertsen M.H., Kongsrud J.A., Alvestad T., Stiller J., Rouse G.W., Rapp H.T. (2017). Do ampharetids take sedimented steps between vents and seeps? Phylogeny and habitat-use of Ampharetidae (Annelida, Terebelliformia) in chemosynthesis-based ecosystems. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:222. doi: 10.1186/s12862-017-1065-1.
  2. Goffredi, S., Johnson, S., Tunnicliffe, V., Caress, D., Clague, D., Escobar, E., Lundsten, L., Paduan, J.B., Rouse, G., Salcedo, D.L., Soto, L.A., Spelz-Madero, R., Zierenberg, R., and Vrijenhoek, R. (2017). Hydrothermal vent fields discovered in the southern Gulf of California clarify role of habitat in augmenting regional diversity. Proc. R. Soc. B 20170817. DOI: 110.1098/rspb.2017.0817
  3. Kerbl, A., Vereide, E.H., Gonzalez, B.C., Rouse, G.W., Worsaae, K. (2018). Two new meiofaunal species of Trilobodrilus (Dinophilidae, Annelida) from California, USA. European Journal of Taxonomy 421: 1–18.
  4. Linchangco G.V. Jr., Foltz D.W., Reid R., Williams J., Nodzak C., Kerr A.M., Miller A.K., Hunter R., Wilson N.G., Nielsen W.J., Mah C.L., Rouse G.W., Wray G.A., Janies D.A. (2017). The phylogeny of extant starfish (Asteroidea: Echinodermata) including Xyloplax, based on comparative transcriptomics. Mol Phylogenet Evol 115:161-170. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.07.022.
  5. Lundsten L., Reiswig H.M., Austin W.C. (2017). Three new species of Cladorhizida (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida, Cladorhizidae) from the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 4317 (2): 247–260. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4317.2.3.
  6. Rouse G.W., Goffredi S.K., Johnson S.B., Vrijenhoek R.C. (2018). An inordinate fondness for Osedax (Siboglinidae: Annelida): Fourteen new species of bone worms from California. Zootaxa 4377 (4): 451–489. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4377.4.1.
  7. Yamaguchi, T. (2018). Data report: late Eocene-early Oligocene ostracods at IODP Site U1411, off Newfoundland, North Atlantic. In Norris, R.D., Wilson, P.A., Blum, P., and the Expedition 342 Scientists, Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 342: College Station, TX (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program). doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.342.206.2018
  8. Zhang D.S., Zhou Y.D., Wang C.S., Rouse G.W. (2017). A new species of Ophryotrocha (Annelida, Eunicida, Dorvilleidae) from hydrothermal vents on the Southwest Indian Ridge. Zookeys 687:1-9. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.687.13046.
  9. Zhang, Y., Sun, J., Rouse, G.W., Wiklund, H., Pleijel, F., Watanabe, H.K., Chen, C., Qian, P-Y., Qiu, J-W. (2018). Phylogeny, evolution and mitochondrial gene order rearrangement in scale worms (Aphroditiformia, Annelida), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 125, 220-231. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.04.002



  1. Álvarez-Campos, Patricia; Giribet, Gonzalo; San Martín, Guillermo; Rouse, Greg W.; Riesgo, Ana. (2017). Straightening the striped chaos: systematics and evolution of Trypanosyllis and the case of its pseudocryptic type species Trypanosyllis krohnii (Annelida, Syllidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 179(3): 492–540.
  2. Miller A.K., Kerr A.M., Paulay G., Reich M., Wilson N.G., Carvajal J.I., Rouse G.W. (2017). Molecular phylogeny of extant Holothuroidea (Echinodermata). Mol Phylogenet Evol 111:110-131. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.02.014.
  3. Summers M.M., Messing C.G., Rouse G.W. (2017). The genera and species of Comatulidae (Comatulida: Crinoidea): taxonomic revisions and a molecular and morphological guide. Zootaxa 4268(2):151-190. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4268.2.1.
  4. Valdés A., Gosliner T.M. & Warén A. (2017). A new species of Parvaplustrum Powell, 1951 (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Aplustridae) from the northeastern Pacific. The Nautilus. 131(1): 97-100.
  5. Warén A. & Rouse G.W. (2016). A new genus and species of Cataegidae (Gastropoda: Seguenzioidea) from eastern Pacific Ocean methane seeps. Novapex. 17(4): 59-66.
  6. Yamaguchi, T., Matsui, H., and Nishi, H., 2017. Taxonomy of Maastrichtian–Thanetian deep-sea ostracodes from U1407, IODP Exp 342, off Newfoundland, Northwestern Atlantic, part 1: Families Cytherellidae, Bairdiidae, Pontocyprididae, Bythocytheridae, and Cytheruridae. Paleontological Research, 21(1):54–75.
  7. Yamaguchi, T., Matsui, H. and Nishi, H., 2017. Taxonomy of Maastrichtian–Thanetian deep-sea ostracodes from U1407, IODP Exp 342, off Newfoundland, Northwestern Atlantic, part 2: Families Eucytheridae, Krithidae, Thaerocytheridae, Trachyleberididae, and Xestoleberididae. Paleontological Research, 21(2):97–121.



1. Rouse, G. W., Wilson, N. G., Worsaae, K., & Vrijenhoek, R. C. (2015). A dwarf male reversal in bone-eating worms. Current Biology, 25(2), 236-241.
2. Martínez, A., Di Domenico, M., Rouse, G. W., & Worsaae, K. (2015). Phylogeny and systematics of Protodrilidae (Annelida) inferred with total evidence analyses. Cladistics, 31(3), 250-276..
3. Borda, E., Yáñez‐Rivera, B., Ochoa, G. M., Kudenov, J. D., Sanchez‐Ortiz, C., Schulze, A., & Rouse, G. W. (2015). Revamping Amphinomidae (Annelida: Amphinomida), with the inclusion of Notopygos. Zoologica Scripta, 44(3), 324-333.
4. Goodheart, J. A., Bazinet, A. L., Collins, A. G., & Cummings, M. P. (2015). Phylogeny of Cladobranchia (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia): a total evidence analysis using DNA sequence data from public databases.
5. Rouse, G. W., Lanterbecq, D., Summers, M. M., & Eeckhaut, I. (2015). Four new species of Mesomyzostoma (Myzostomida: Annelida). Journal of Natural History, 1-23.
6. Chen, C., Linse, K., Copley, J. T., & Rogers, A. D. (2015). The ‘scaly-foot gastropod’: a new genus and species of hydrothermal vent-endemic gastropod (Neomphalina: Peltospiridae) from the Indian Ocean. Journal of Molluscan Studies, eyv013.
7. Summers, M., Pleijel, F., & Rouse, G. W. (2015). Whale falls, multiple colonisations of the deep, and the phylogeny of Hesionidae (Annelida). Invertebrate Systematics, 29(2), 105-123.
8. Summers, M. M., & Rouse, G. W. (2014). Phylogeny of Myzostomida (Annelida) and their relationships with echinoderm hosts. BMC evolutionary biology, 14(1), 170.


1. Martínez, Alejandro, Maikon Di Domenico, Greg W. Rouse, and Katrine Worsaae. "Phylogeny and systematics of Protodrilidae (Annelida) inferred with total evidence analyses." Cladistics (2014).

2.  Nishi, Eijiroh, and Greg W. Rouse. "First whale fall chaetopterid; a gigantic new species of Phyllochaetopterus (Chaetopteridae: Annelida) from the deep sea off California." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 126, no. 4 (2014): 287-298.

3. Helm, Conrad, Paul A. Stevenson, Greg W. Rouse, and Christoph Bleidorn. "Immunohistochemical investigations of Myzostoma cirriferum and Mesomyzostoma cf. katoi (Myzostomida, Annelida) with implications for the evolution of the myzostomid body plan." Zoomorphology: 1-15.

4. MARTIN, JOSEPH W. GOY1& JOEL W. "Redescription of Microprosthema semilaeve (von Martens, 1872)(Decapoda: Stenopodidea: Spongicolidae) and description of a new species of Microprosthema from Dry Tortugas, Florida." Zootaxa 3630, no. 3 (2013): 467-488.

5. Borda, Elizabeth, Jerry D. Kudenov, Pierre Chevaldonné, James A. Blake, Daniel Desbruyères, Marie-Claire Fabri, Stéphane Hourdez et al. "Cryptic species of Archinome (Annelida: Amphinomida) from vents and seeps." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280, no. 1770 (2013): 20131876.

6. Osborn, Karen J., Andrey V. Gebruk, Antonina Rogacheva, and Nicholas D. Holland. "An Externally Brooding Acorn Worm (Hemichordata, Enteropneusta, Torquaratoridae) from the Russian Arctic." The Biological Bulletin 225, no. 2 (2013): 113-123.
7. Summers, Mindi M., Charles G. Messing, and Greg W. Rouse. "Phylogeny of Comatulidae (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comatulida): A new classification and an assessment of morphological characters for crinoid taxonomy." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2014).



1. Rouse, Greg W., et al. "Fixed, free, and fixed: the fickle phylogeny of extant Crinoidea (Echinodermata) and their Permian-Triassic origin." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66(1): 161-181.

2. PLEIJEL, FREDRIK, GREG W. ROUSE, TOBIAS SUNDKVIST, and ARNE NYGREN. "A partial revision of Gyptis (Gyptini, Ophiodrominae, Hesionidae, Aciculata, Annelida), with descriptions of a new tribe, a new genus and five new species." Zoological Society of the Linnean Society 165(3): 471-494

3. Martin, Alanna M., and Shana K. Goffredi. "‘Pliocardia'krylovata, a new species of vesicomyid clam from cold seeps along the Costa Rica Margin." Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 92, no. 05 (2012): 1127-1137.

4. Ahrens, Joseph B., Elizabeth Borda, Rômulo Barroso, Paulo C. Paiva, Alexandra M. Campbell, Alexander Wolf, Maggy M. Nugues, Greg W. Rouse, and Anja Schulze. "The curious case of Hermodice carunculata (Annelida: Amphinomidae): evidence for genetic homogeneity throughout the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent basins." Molecular Ecology

5. Stiller, Josefin, Vincent Rousset, Fredrik Pleijel, Pierre Chevaldonné, Robert C. Vrijenhoek, and Greg W. Rouse. "Phylogeny, biogeography and systematics of hydrothermal vent and methane seep Amphisamytha (Ampharetidae, Annelida), with descriptions of three new species." Systematics and Biodiversity ahead-of-print (2013) 1-31


1. A new species of deep-sea Dendronotus Alder & Hancock (Mollusca : Nudibranchia) from California, with an expanded phylogeny of the genus
Carla C. Stout, Nerida G. Wilson and Ángel Valdés
Invertebrate Systematics, July 2011, 25: 60-69

2. Dancing for Food in the Deep Sea: Bacterial Farming by a New Species of Yeti Crab
Thurber AR, Jones WJ, Schnabel K, November 2011
PLoS ONE 6(11): e26243. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026243

3. A revision of Nereimyra (Psamathini, Hesionidae, Aciculata, Annelida)
PLEIJEL, F., ROUSE, G. W. and NYGREN, A. January 2012
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 164: 36–51. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00756.x

4. Traditional Taxonomic Groupings Mask Evolutionary History: A Molecular Phylogeny and New Classification of the Chromodorid Nudibranchs.
Johnson RF, Gosliner TM. April 2012
PLoS ONE 7(4): e33479. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033479

5. Towards a revised Amphinomidae (Annelida, Amphinomida): description and affinities of a new genus and species from the Nile Deep-sea Fan, Mediterranean Sea.
Borda, E., Kudenov, . J. D., Bienhold, C. and Rouse, . G. W., May 2012
Zoologica Scripta, 41: 307–325. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00529.x

6. Morphology of a new deep-sea acorn worm (class Enteropneusta, phylum Hemichordata): A part-time demersal drifter with externalized ovaries.
Holland, N. D., Kuhnz, L. A. and Osborn, K. J., July 2012
J. Morphol., 273: 661–671. doi: 10.1002/jmor.20013