Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Christopher Meyer

Research Zoologist and Curator of Mollusks
Department / Division
  • B.A., Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 1988
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, California, 1992
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, California, 1998
Collections Areas
  • Chordata
    • Urochordates
  • Echinodermata
  • Mollusca
    • Aplacophora
    • Monoplacophora
    • Polyplacophora
    • Scaphopoda
    • Gastropoda
      • Patellogastropoda, Vetigastropoda, Neritimorpha (marine)
      • higher Caenogastropoda
        • Naticoidea, Ficoidea, Tonnoidea, Neogastropoda
      • Cypraeoidea, Velutinoidea, Heterobranchia (marine)
Research Interests
Marine speciation, diversification, biogeography and phylogeography; the history, assembly and maintenance of tropical reef communities; DNA barcoding; phylogeny and systematics of Cypraeidae and other diverse, reef-associated gastropod groups