Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Gustavo de Miranda

Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow
Department / Division
  • Ph.D. University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • M.Sc. National Museum of Rio de Janeiro/UFRJ
  • B.S. Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro
Research Interests

My research is focused in studying the morphology and DNA of arachnids to unveil their diversity, systematics and biogeography. Within the arachnids, the study groups I work with are Amblypygi (whip spiders or tailless whip scorpions), Schizomida (shorttailed whipscorpion), Thelyphonida (whip scorpions or vinegaroons), Palpigradi (microwhip scorpion), Araneae (spiders) and Opiliones (harvestmen).