Dr. Ch. Oliver Coleman
Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity
Phone +49 (0)30 2093 8608
Fax +49 (0)30 2093 8868
- Crustacea and Protozoa
Taxonomy of Amphipoda (scuds)
Functional morphology and anatomy of amphipods
Amphipods in amber
Scientific illustration techniques
Gammaridea of the Antarctic
Amphipods in baltic amber
Bateidae of Belize
Phliantidae of Australia
Synopiidae of New Zealand (Anne-Nina Lörz & Ch. Oliver Coleman, in prep)
For interactive identification we created data files that are located on a server on the internet. These can be accessed using the module Intkey from the DELTA package. DELTA must be installed first. There are two DELTA versions available:
1) the original DELTA package can be found here: delta-intkey.com/www/programs.htm, but there may be problems running it under Windows 7 64 bit,
2) and the newer, modern open-source version open-DELTA (https://code.google.com/p/open-delta/), which also supports Linux and MacOS.
We created a starter, which can be downloaded from here (right-click, save as).
The starter for the Synopiidae database must be downloaded by „right-click save as“ on your computer (e.g. on your desktop or download folder). When you later click on this starter file (syno.ink), Intkey will automatically start and load the required files from our server. An introduction into the use of DELTA is explained in Coleman, C.O.; Lowry, J.K., Macfarlane, T. (2010) DELTA for Beginners. An introduction to the taxonomy software package DELTA. Zookeys 45: 1–75 (2010) http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/263/abstract
Coleman, C. O. (2007): Acanthonotozomellidae, Amathillopsidae, Dikwidae, Epimeriidae, Iphimediidae Ochlesidae and Vicmusiidae. Census of Antarctic Marine Life. Synopsis of the Amphipoda of the Southern Ocean. Vol. 2. De Broyer, C (ed.). Bruxelles, Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, pp. 134.
Coleman, C.O.; J.D. Lowry, (2006): Australian Iphimediidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Org. Divers. Evol. 6, Electr. Suppl. 9: 1 - 44.
Coleman, C.O.; J.K. Lowry, (2006): Revision of the Ochlesidae sensu stricto, including five new Australian species (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Organism, Diversity & Evolution, Electr. Suppl. 4: 1 - 57.
Coleman, C. O. (2002): The transverse apodeme bridge from the cephalothorax of Amphipoda (Crustacea) and its significance for systematics. J. Nat. Hist. 36: 37-49.
Coleman, C.O. (1994): Comparative anatomy of the alimentary canal of hyperiid amphipods (Crustacea). J. Crust. Biol. 14(2): 346-370.