Texas Tech University

Our specimens in publications

The specimens housed in the Invertebrate Zoology Collection (TTU-Z), and their associated data, are used in different kinds of research.

Publications including TTU-Z specimens

  • Lateral view of Camponotus laevissimus TTU-Z_268553Manthey, J.D., Girón, J.C. & Hruska, J.P. 2022. Impact of host demography and evolutionary history on endosymbiont molecular evolution: A test in carpenter ants (genus Camponotus) and their Blochmannia endosymbionts. Ecology and Evolution, 12, e9026. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.9026
  • Chatzimanolis, S. 2022. A revision of the genus Xanthopygus Kraatz (Staphylinidae: Xanthopygina). Zootaxa, 5099(2), 151–178. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5099.2.1
  • McDonald, P.J., Parlos, J.A., Cokendolpher, J.C., Robertson, S.J., Krejca, J.K., Girón, J.C., Baker, R.J. & Phillips, C.D. 2022. Mitochondrial perspective on species identification and delimitation for troglobitic Cicurina (Arachnida: Araneae: Hahniidae) from Central Texas. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Texas Tech University, 381: 1–18. https://www.depts.ttu.edu/nsrl/publications/downloads/OP381.pdf

Dorsal view of Compsus auricephalus TTU-Z_050014

  • Girón, J.C., & Chamorro, M.L. 2020. Variability and distribution of the golden-headed weevil Compsus auricephalus (Say) (Curculionidae: Entiminae: Eustylini). Biodiversity Data Journal, 8, e55474. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.8.e55474




Type specimens of Texas Tech University

Mueller, B. D., Cokendolpher, J. C. & Enríquez, T. 2020. Biological Type Specimens of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA; with a History of these Collections at the Museum of Texas Tech University. Special Publications of the Museum of Texas Tech University, 74: 1–83. https://www.depts.ttu.edu/nsrl/publications/downloads/SP74.pdf


Publications using specimen records from TTU-Z via GBIF