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Brendon Boudinot


Algodones dunes, Imperial Co., California. April 2014.

I am fascinated by knowing the ants in the context of the Hymenoptera, Endopterygota, and broadly within the Arthropoda. My approach to understanding these lineages is to integrate functional and comparative morphology, phylogenetics, and taxonomy. For my dissertation I am focusing on: (1) the phylogeny of the Formicoidea based on fossil and molecular data; (2) phylogenetic reclassification of the Formicoidea; and (3) evolutionary morphology of the insect abdomen and genitalia. I am also interested in paleoentomology, biogeography, and macroevolutionary processes.

See my ResearchGate page for publications etc.

Mailing address:

Brendon E. Boudinot
Dept. of Entomology & Nematology
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616

E-mailboudinotb [at]

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