Skip to main content.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Website Search Box

Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Jaws of Hirudinaria bpling (Hirudinea: Hirudinidae)

Jaws of Hirudinaria bpling (Hirudinea: Hirudinidae)

bar Image of Anna Phillips

Anna J. PhillipsResearch Zoologist

  • Phone: 202-633-1771
  • Fax: 202-633-0182
  • E-mail: phillipsaj (at)

  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 163
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

  • Courier Delivery Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0163

    Responsibilities: Research Zoologist, Curator of Clitellata and Cestoda

    Ph.D., The City University of New York, 2011
    B.S. (University Honors), Appalachian State University, 2006

    Research Interests: Systematics, taxonomy, and evolution of parasitic worms, with emphasis on leeches and bird tapeworms

    Recent Publications:
    Phillips, Anna J., Salas-Montiel, Ricardo and Oceguera-Figueroa, Alejandro 2016. Distribution of the New England Medicinal Leech, Macrobdella sestertia Whitman, 1886 and redeterminations of specimens of Macrobdella (Annelida: Clitellata: Macrobdellidae) at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, : 103-113. doi:10.2988/0006-324X-129.Q2.103

    Curran, Stephen S., Phillips, Anna J., Overstreet, Robin M., Benz, George W. and Henningsen, Alan D. 2016. Austrobdella cairae n. sp., an oioxenous marine leech (hirudinea: piscicolidae) from the banded guitarfish, zapteryx exasperata, in the northeastern pacific ocean. Journal of Parasitology, 102(2): 179-186. doi:10.1645/15-829

    Phillips, Anna J., Georgiev, Boyko B., Waesehenbach, Andrea and Mariaux, Jean 2014. Two new and two redescribed species of Anonchotaenia (Cestoda: Paruterinidae) from South American birds. Folia Parasitologica, 61(5): 441-461. doi:10.14411/fp.2014.058

    Hoberg, Eric P. and Phillips, Anna J. 2014. Transfer of the US-National Parasite Collection. Folia Parasitologica, 61(4): 370

    Siddall, M. E., Kvist, S., Phillips, A. J. and Oceguera-Figueroa, A. F. 2012. DNA Barcoding of parasitic nematodes: Is it kosher?. Journal of Parasitology, 98(3): 692-694. doi:10.1645/GE-2994.1

    Phillips, A. J., Mariaux, J. and Georgiev, B. B. 2012. Cucolepis cincta gen. n., sp. n. (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea) from the Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana Lesson (Aves: Cuculiformes) from Paraguay. Folia Parasitologica, 59(4): 287-294.

    Phillips, A. J. 2012. A new species of Asian buffalo leech (Hirudinidae) with analyses of its phylogenetic relationships and evidence of human-mediated dispersal of a
    congener to the Caribbean. Invertebrate Systematics, 26: 293-302. doi:10.1071/IS12004

    Full Publication List

[ TOP ]