Research Resources

TREE OF LIFE CLASSIFICATION:
For an overall, up to date classification of recent cephalopod systematics, see the Tree of Life: Young RE, Vecchione M, Mangold KM. 2017. Cephalopoda – Tree of Life Web Project. http://tolweb.org/Cephalopoda

PRIMARY TYPE LOCATOR:
For a source of recent cephalopod holotypes, synonymies, and type localities, see Mike Sweeney’s Recent cephalopod primary type specimens: a searching tool. ***Updated Jan 2020***

CEPHALOPOD THESES:
Eric Hochberg and Mike Sweeney have compiled a list of cephalopod-related theses and dissertations.  You can download the list here.

CIAC BEAK DATABASE:
Malcolm Clarke and Louise Allcock built this in 2001.  Originally it was available by CD-Rom and then was hosted on CephBase.  Neither of those still exist.  Louise has reconstructed various elements from old files and these are supplied ‘as is’ with absolutely no guarantees!  You can get the old database with manuals (but beware that Access has changed a lot so it’s not fully functional) here.  You can get the main tables from the database compiled into an Excel workbook here.  You can get all the images that were submitted as a zip file here.  Be sure to check in the database/Excel sheets who submitted images before use so that you can credit appropriately. (Or at least credit the database since this was a community endeavour).