Jennifer C. Girón duque
Beetle morphology, taxonomy, biodiversity, and systematics
I'm the Curator of Invertebrate Zoology of the Natural Science Research Laboratory, Museum of Texas Tech University
I'm interested in beetle morphology, biological collections, and biodiversity informatics.
I manage the Ontology for the Anatomy of the Insect SkeletoMuscular system and the
Coleoptera Anatomy Ontology.
Starting on September 1 2023, I'm the Curator of Invertebrate Zoology of the Natural Science Research Laboratory, Museum of Texas Tech University
A revision of a widespread Neotropical genus of water scavenger beetles
Short AEZ, Girón JC (2023) Revision of the Neotropical water scavenger beetle genus Novochares Girón & Short (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Acidocerinae). ZooKeys 1171: 1-112. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1171.104142
A paper describing the work behind the AISM: Ontology for the Anatomy of the Insect Skeleto-Muscular System
Girón JC, Tarasov S, González Montaña LA, Matentzoglu N, Smith AD, Koch M, Boudinot BE, Bouchard P, Burks R, Vogt L, Yoder M, Osumi-Sutherland D, Friedrich F, Beutel R, Mikó I (2023) Formalizing Invertebrate Morphological Data: A Descriptive Model for Cuticle-Based Skeleto-Muscular Systems, an Ontology for Insect Anatomy, and their Potential Applications in Biodiversity Research and Informatics. Systematic Biology: syad025. https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syad025
On February 2022 the Grupo de Coleopterólogos de Colombia surpassed its first 1000 species listed.
Colombian Coleoptera workers with colleagues from other countries have been hard at work scanning through the published literature to compile information about the beetles recorded from the country.
Current taxonomic lists published by members of the group via SiB Colombia and GBIF can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/coleopcol/listados. All lists include references to original descriptions and additional publications citing taxonomic groups, with links to those publications that can be found online.